Junglee (Hindi: “Wild”) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language action-adventure film directed by American filmmaker Chuck Russell and produced by Junglee Pictures. Starring Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant and Asha Bhat in the lead roles, the film revolves around a veterinary doctor, who upon returning to his father’s elephant reserve, encounters and fights against an international poacher’s racket. The film features martial arts and action stunts performed by Jammwal. The initial release date is preponed by a week, to give Romeo Akbar Walter a solo release. Initially scheduled for release on 19 October 2018, and then for 5 April, it was released on 29 March 2019. Critics have given the film mixed reviews, praising its action scenes, martial arts, and stunts performed by Jammwal himself.
Plot – Junglee
Dipankar Nair runs an Elephant sanctuary but things have turned bad as hunters are frequently killing Elephants for their tusks. His son Raj, a Vet in Mumbai arrives for 10th death anniversary of his mother and befriends his childhood animals Bhola and Didi. Keshav, a hunter, has an eye on huge tusks of Bhola which could fetch good money. Keshav kills Bhola for his tusks and also Dipankar who tries to save him. The cops arrive at funeral of Dipankar and falsely implicate him of being with hunters and also frame Raj for it. After being taken into the prison, he, whose hands are still banded. But he still fights them all, and frees himself after Didi pulls the window out with Shankara, Raj’s childhood friend, as her manhout, with Meera, a reporter who has come with Raj to write an article on the elephant sanctuary. Raj also reveals to them that the Inspector who framed him for being with hunters, is one of that group who supports elephant’s tusk smuggling. Dev, Raj’s best friend, is also revealed to be with the hunters. Dev and Raj fight, after which the hunters come. They injure Raj badly, but kill Dev, who in turn, was in a bid to save Raj. The hunters also capture Shankara, while Meera captures all this. Gajja Guru, Raj’s teacher, treats Raj, with Meera. Raj, with a dead hunter’s phone, gets to know that the buyers are in Paradip, where Shankara is also kept. Raj attacks the mansion, and kills all bodyguards and hunters. He saves Shankara, and there Meera and Jayesh(another childhood friend of Raj) also arrive. Raj attacks Keshav and makes him nearly fainted, and goes to save the others, in that Keshav picks up his gun, but Gajja Guru and Didi arrive, in which Didi kills Keshav. The buyers are captured by the police. Whereas inside, Didi is about to deliver her baby. 3 months later, Dipankar Nair’s last message is shown, in which he tells that elephants are killed every 15 minutes for their tusks, and that we can still stop that by not taking tusk-made materials. There, the baby of Didi, Asha, is also shown. At the end, on return for his job, Raj replies ‘Abhi nahi aa sakta, yahaan par cheezen bohot Junglee hain’ (‘I cannot come now, things are too wild here’).