The family adventure film is directed by Hollywood filmmaker Chuck Russell.
Junglee teaser: Vidyut Jammwal fights for the jungle and his elephant friends
Mumbai - 17 Oct 2018 12:16 IST
An elephant has not featured prominently in a Hindi film since Haathi Mere Saathi (1971). The upcoming Junglee (2019), starring Vidyut Jammwal, brings the issue of poaching in the jungle into focus. Chuck Russell, the man behind The Mask (1994) and The Scorpion King (2002), is directing his first film in India.
The first teaser of the family film is narrated by a young boy who promises a grand adventure in the jungle, thanks to a family of elephants and their friend, played by Jammwal. The action star is said to play a veterinarian who fights of gang of poachers targeting his elephant friends. Junglee has a majestic, pleasing score by Sameer Uddin corresponding to the scenic greenery and relative peace of the harmony between man and elephants.
The joyous mood of the teaser shifts when a man ominously announces that the jungle is not what it was before, revealing a Ganesh idol in the jungle. Jammwal then fights off a few men with weapons, likely poachers or those looking to profit off the riches of the jungle.
Junglee, produced by Vineet Jain, is due to be released on 5 April 2019.
Watch the teaser below: