- Movie Name:Dil Juunglee
- Critics Rating: 2 / 5
- Release Date: 09-03-2018
- Director: Alaya Sen
- Genre: Romantic Comedy
Taapsee Pannu has always refused to typecast herself within certain set of roles. After proving her mettle in Baby, Pink and Naam Shabana, the actress has forayed into the genre of comedy. Post Naam Shabana, she appeared in Varun Dhawan-starrer Judwaa 2, wherein she was spotted taking part in a slapstick comedy of an archetypical David Dhawan film. This time, Taapsee will be seen yet again in a romantic comedy with her ‘Tum Ho Toh’ music video co-star.
Dil Juunglee Plot
The film gyrates around the two youngsters Koroli Nayyar (Taapsee Pannu) and Sumit Uppal (Saqib Saleem). Koroli is an English counsellor while Sumit is a gym instructor in the film. Apart from training people in the fitness centres, Sumit also shoots for advertisements. He dreams to get on the up and up, which leads him to the doorstep of Koroli. He joins her English classes when his life is changed forever. He introduces himself as James Brand to Koroli. They hit off instantly and this starts a beautiful, mushy tale of romance between two dreamers.
Sumit fells badly for Koroli and soon, she also realises her feelings for him. This starts a comic tale of love between Sumit and Koroli. They embark on a jungle safari together, where they face many challenges and exchange some moments to be remembered for lifetime. It serves as a testing time for Sumit and Koroli’s relationship.
Apart from Taapsee Pannu and Saqib Saleem, Srishti Shrivastava, Ayesha Kaduskar, Nidhi Singh can also be seen in Dil Juunglee.
Dil Juunglee Movie Review
As the film’s tagline suggest, the film narrates the tale of evolution of love from college life to real life. While watching the film, you’ll be compelled the walk down the memory lane of the times when the warmth of puppy love was wrapped around you. It’s a light hearted romantic comedy which is boosted by the chartbuster tracks like Gazab Ka Hai Din, Dil Jaane Na, Bandeya and many more.
As a cinephile, I remember Saqib Saleem for his stellar performances in Hawa Hawaai and Mere Dad Ki Maruti. As per the role assigned to him, he manages to do justice to his character. His role as Sumit Uppal in Dil Juunglee also reminds us of his stint in 2011-film Mujhse Fraandship Karoge, for which he was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
Taapsee can be seen in a different avatar as compared to her previous ventures including Judwaa 2. Fans will love to see her funky avatar in the Saqib Saleem –starrer film. But for those who wish to see the actress back in her fierce fighter roles like Baby, Pink and Naam Shabana, the film might come as disappointment. If you’re looking for the depth of content in a Bollywood film, I won’t suggest you to watch Dil Juunglee. This film might intrigue the young audience the most who find cinema as a means of entertainment in their lives.
Alaya Sen as a debut director does justice to her job. She is the co-founder of India’s one of the leading production houses, Chrome Pictures. She has done her best in shaping Taapsee Pannu and Saqib Saleem’s character in the rom-com.
Majority of credits for making Dil Juunglee a ride worthwhile goes to its heartwarming music. With Dil Juunglee, Guru Randhawa is back with another chartbusting track Nachle Na. I’m sure this dance number will dominate most of the parties, especially in North India.
Also, if you’re looking for a rom-com movie to spend some quality time with your family, Dil Juunglee can serve as a perfect pick for you. In short, it’s a rollercoaster ride of love, life and everything in between.