American fantasy adventure film "The Jungle Book" will be released in India, April 8, but several Bollywood critics have already watched the film and they could not stop praising it.
"The Jungle Book," which is based on British author Rudyard Kipling's eponymous novel, will be releases in India, April 8, in English and Hindi versions. The film introduces 12-year-old New York-born Neel Sethi as Mowgli, a man-cub who has been raised by wolves. The English version features the voices of actors Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken, while Bollywood stars, including Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Khattar and Irrfan Khan have dubbed for the Hindi version.
Read what critics have said about "The Jungle Book" in their reviews.
IBTimes India critic said the film is a visual spectacle and the best since "Avatar'."
"The Jungle Book" features appropriate proportions of emotion and technical wizardry, making it an immersive watch. To live the experience, watch it in IMAX.
Pinkvilla reported that "The Jungle Book" is a wonderful film and all its animal figures are in great sync.
It is after a long time, we admit, we fell in love with a film. With Bagheera, with Baloo and with the boy who came from nowhere and became the child of the jungle.
MissMalini.com critic said that the film is a mix of "nostalgia & kickassery" and Neel has done a fabulous job as Mowgli.
In conclusion, I'd just like to say that this movie is meant to be watched on the big screen. Not every day do we get to watch our childhood heroes make such a grand re-entry into our lives."
BollywoodLife.com critics said that the film is a "Perfect summer blockbuster" for both adults and kids.
This is one of the best Jungle Book adaptions on screen and also one of the best live action motion-capture films I have seen in years. Just wondering how Warner Bros will top this with their version of the book that will come next year.
Bollywood Hungama critic gave 3.5 stars to the film and said it's a phenomenal film that will entertain audiences of all age groups.
THE JUNGLE BOOK is a shining example of phenomenal filmmaking, transporting the viewer to a different world. Complete with a riveting plot combined with VFX and 3D that makes you jump, THE JUNGLE BOOK is definitely a must watch.