Junga Movie Review

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Junga Movie Review
Junga Movie Review

 

 

Devendran Dave

Vijay Sethupathi fans waited for this film ‘Junga’ for a very long time. Yes, they waited with their fingers crossed. The reason as everyone knows is the Vijay Sethupathi-Gokul duo enthralling audiences with evergreen comedy caper – ‘Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara’. So how about this film? Let us have a look into Junga Movie Review straight from the Malaysian audiences, who attended the premiere of this film.

Synopsis

The story has a simple plot, where Junga (Vijay Sethupathi) has to embark on a serious mission in Paris to kidnap a girl (Sayyeshaa). The reason is that her father (Suresh Chandra Menon) had chiseled Junga’s father and took over their prestigious movie theatre.  He plans to kidnap her and threaten him to offer back the theatre with legal signature. But to his shock, she is already kidnapped by a ruffian group out there.

Does Junga save her? Does he manage to trick her father and get back the theatre? The story is narrated through series of comedic events.

Well, as you are going through the film’s synopsis, there is one thing that strikes your mind instantly. This isn’t a phenomenal or out of the box story. Of course, it’s an usual premise that we have already seen in many Tamil movies. But the way, Gokul has tried narrating it keeps us engrossed. Nevertheless, in many places, especially after watching the film, we have a question arising in our mind. Does this script really demand a foreign location? Of course, the visuals are beautifully captured and the backdrops are awesome. But being a Vijay Sethupathi movie, even a location within India would have been fine. The only minus that could be regarded is the film was promoted with the ‘Grandeur’ prospect, which might have given a different perception. But for someone, watching it without any expectations, Junga will be a treat of time.

Some of the finest cherry-picks from Junga –
  1. Vijay Sethupathi (Especially for the portrayal of mass avatar).
  2. Production Values.
  3. Siddarth Vipin’s background score and songs
  4. Fight sequence – Both the one involving Umbrella and climax

Apart from Vijay Sethupathi, it’s Yogi Babu who steals the show with his witty lines. The characterization of protagonist as a stingy person, where he always gives bread for Yogi Babu to eat and few more such sequences are fun-filled… Saranya Ponvannan does a neat role, but the greatest highlight is the ‘Don Paatti ‘. Watch out for the particular scene with Suresh Chandra Menon as she changes her tone. Sayyeshaa Saigal has a minimal prominence, but is okay with what she has done for the role. Madonna Sebastian is good. All the others in the star-cast are good with their acting.

Gokul needs special mention for attempting in different genre from one movie to the other.

(The views and opinions in this review are expressed from his own movie watching experience of the author).

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Summary

GRAB YOUR SNACKS AND COOL DRINKS, GO INTO THEATRES WITHOUT EXPECTATIONS. JUNGA WILL OFFER YOU DECENT ENTERTAINMENT FOR NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.

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