Based on Rudyard Kipling’s collective works and inspired by Walt Disney’s 1967 animated film of the same name, this is a live-action and CGI film that tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy, who guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan. Visually, the film is breathtakingly stunning. Jon Favreau makes his film palpable with its wonderfully detailed characters in the dense jungle which anyone would swear is real.
Neel Sethi, Mowgli, is an Indian American boy who has a natural screen presence and brings an infectious energy to the role. Favreau has ensured that the story is mature, the dialogues are contemporary, the humor is typically American and the appeal, enduringly ageless. The screenplay is well-designed in the typical Disney fashion with each character being given its due screen time.
While the sound which includes most of the animal voices and cries, is immersive and all pervasive, the computer-generated images are impressive but the 3D effects do not add anything to these excitement. The director, along with his team of technicians, does a fabulous job of creating a world where even the adult can lose himself/herself in. The technical wizardry is of that level. Go for this jungle and enjoy yourself..!! 🙂