The Jungle Book
Directors: Jon Favreau
Cast: Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Idris Elba Based on the story that most of us grew up on, The Jungle Book follows Mowgli (Sethi), an orphan, raised by wolves Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o) and Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) and mentored by the panther Bhageera (Kingsley) and the bear Baloo (Murray). Sher Khan (Elba), the lion who had a few unsavoury brushes with humans, wants Mowgli dead. But the friendly animals in the jungle will do anything to save him from the lion’s clutches. With great special effects, authentic replication of an Indian forest, and an engaging storyline, this one is definitely worth a watch.
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Cast: Patralekha, Gaurav Arora, Tara Alisha Berry, Hiten Tejwani
Ramona Raichand (Patralekha) thrives on danger. Her boyfriend, Sam (Arora), is a depressed soul who goes along with Ramona’s weird plans. The two decide to make things interesting by playing ‘love games’, which involves them seducing a third person. Things take a turn when Sam starts having real feelings for one of them the duo seduced. While Arora shows potential, the whole film is built on cheap thrills. which have no effect.
Cast: Ramesh, Srushti Dange
The plot centres round a haunted bungalow and a ghost who scares away those who come to live in it. The screenplay is lazily crafted and meandering and is devoid of any interest or excitement. The treatment is insipid, with neither its horror-quotient nor its comic element appealing enough to sustain audience interest. The performances too are below par. And at 140 minutes of viewing time, its a dreary take on the horror-comic genre.