Movie: Dil Juunglee
Director: Aleya Sen Sharma
Production Company: Pooja Entertainment
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Off late, the leading pair of Dil Juunglee, Taapsee Pannu and Saqib Saleem have been charming us with their infectious antics and smiles, be it together in a film like Running Shaadi or individually in flicks like Naam Shabana, Judwaa 2 and Dobaara: See Your Evil, to name a few, irrespective of their fate at the box office.
Their on-point pairing has not missed the mark till date, and it is indeed the highlight of their now-released joint collaboration, Dil Juunglee.
The film in question is mostly shot through the point of view of Taapsee, a go-getter businesswoman with a bit of a seemingly done-and-dusted love story with a middle-class aspiring actor from Delhi’s Lajpatnagar, which did not have a Happily Ever After, so to speak. Years pass by and fate gets them face to face together. So, the question arises: Will they deal with the awkwardness and move on or rediscover what they had and give their failed love story a second chance?
Speaking of performances, Taapsee and Saqib unquestionably are the center point and in top form in this tale. Both are as relatable as it gets as the individual struggles that they deal with in their individual lives and as a couple arises out certain moral dilemmas and internal conflicts probably are a part and parcel of being a human. Taapsee, is, without a doubt, effortless and natural, while the leading man, Saqib, is not so bad either. It is particularly during a particular phase in the life of Saqib’s character in the flick that you will find yourself rooting for him the most.
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Other notable performances, such as that of Santosh Barmola, Nidhi Singh and others are definitely worth a mention here, as they could be seen giving their heart and soul to their respective characters, whom they could be seen making a meal out of, much like how one would make something that will make your mouth water from the leftovers at a dinner table.
Speaking of this figurative dinner table in question, a lot had been served for those who would have wanted to take a bite, but it could have definitely used a little bit more in terms of presentation and flavours. Apart of its adorable leading duo, the makers have seemingly overused its location as its dressing instead of adding a particular degree of finesse. But, that does not hamper your Dil Juunglee experience in any way!