you could make out anything from this, then that's the movie
for you - A love story between a rich girl Annu (Urmila) and
a 'have not' young man Sidhu (Fardeen Khan) forcing them into
a traumatic experience of the jungle haunted by Durga Narain
Choudhary (Sushant Singh) -a-la-ala Veerappan. And no prizes
to guess what happens then. Anyway if you are interested,
the duo is able to dismantle (literally!) Durga, the terror
of the jungle (thankfully sense prevailed and lorries full
of trained police helped in undoing the embarrassingly minuscule
size of the gang controlling an endless Jungle. Bungle.).
entire police force and other forces also who are engaged
in tracing Veerappan for their lifespan now, here's a magic
bullet from Ramgopal Varma: Send a girl to the Jungle and
then just follow her lover when he tries to find out his beloved
in the jungle where even sun struggles to throw some light
and where you can find all the reptiles shown on the National
Geographic channel. And bingo you will end up bang in front
of Veerappan…oopps Durga Narain. And fear not, a goody goody
Cobra will be waiting there to unload all its venom into your
enemy (on one of them at least).
one pain that will have to be taken by the police though.
They will have to convince the family of the girl to embark
upon a holiday into a jungle that is feared not for all the
deadly wild animals it stocks but for a ruthless savage who
chops humans as Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor chops onions in Khana Khazana.
And then surely, Veerappan (read Durga Narain) will be having
a run of his life only to get stoned to death, as he will
make a mistake of having a crush on the girl, causing an internal
strife and distress to his lady accomplice. (An inescapable
trap. Isn't it?)
the film reaches the class of Hollywood movies. The cinematography
is sparkling at some places. The music by Sandeep Chowta too
is good and the songs are hummable. The director has nicely
used Sushant's (Durga Narain in the movie) grave eyes, not
giving him many dialogues. The performance by Urmila is just
about fair, as she did not have much to prove. Infact not
even a single scene in which she could flex her muscle completely.
Fardeen Khan is certainly much better than his earlier pathetic
performance in Papa's venture Prem Agan. Sushant as the dreaded
Durga Narain Choudhary is stunning. His eyes exude a nightmarish
terror and have been used deftly by the director. Sunil Shetty
makes an impact as the courageous Police commando. He seems
to be moving leaps and bound in acting with every performance.
For Ramgopal Varma, he is certainly capable of delivering
much better movies than this misadventure in the Jungle. Just
that the story has no substance like Shiva and Satya to really
say much about the director.
your expectations from Ramu if you decide to watch this b(j)ungle.
rating of: **1/2