Junglee (2019 film)

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Junglee film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChuck Russell
Produced byVineet Jain
Priti Shahani
Written byAkshat Ghildhial
Suman Adhikary
Screenplay byAdam Prince
Raghaav Dar
Story byRohan Sippy
Charudutt Acharya
Umesh Padalkar
Ritesh Shah
StarringVidyut Jammwal
Pooja Sawant
Asha Bhat
Atul Kulkarni
Akshay Oberoi
Music bySongs:
Sameer Uddin
Sameer Uddin
Tanuj Tikku
CinematographyMark Irwin
Sachin Gadankush
Edited byJayesh Shikharkhane
Vasudevan Kothandath
Distributed byAA Films
UFO Moviez
Release date
  • 29 March 2019 (2019-03-29)[1]
Running time
115 minutes[2]

Junglee (transl. Wild) is an upcoming 2019 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by American filmmaker Chuck Russell and produced by Junglee Pictures.[3] 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.[4] Initially scheduled for release on 19 October, 2018, it now releases on 29th March, 2019.[5][1] The initial release date is preponderated by a week, Romeo Akbar Walter to get a solo release.[6]



In September, 2016, it was announced that Jammwal will star as a veterinary doctor in Rohan Sippy's film titled Junglee which will "mirror a unique friendship between man and an animal."[7] Sippy said that the idea of the film came to him after seeing the 1971 film Haathi Mere Saathi.[7] However, the film later went to American director Chuck Russell, who is known for directing The Mask (1994), Eraser (1996) and The Scorpion King (2002).[8]

To prepare for the role, Jammwal learned Animal flow style of combat and Kalaripayattu.[9][10] While talking about his first experience directing an Indian film, Russell said that he wanted to make a film "that is true to India, but uses the music, dance and the wonderful artists in Bollywood to tell a universal story about returning to the natural world".[11] The principal photography of the film began on 5 December, 2017 and was finished in the summer of 2018.[8][12] Out of 100, four elephants were selected for the film after scouting in India and Sri Lanka.[13] Junglee was shot in Thailand.[14] The scenes involving elephants were shot in the presence of Thai crew members.[13] Jammwal performed several stunts himself.[15]

Marketing and release[edit]

A teaser of the film was released on 17 October, 2018.[16] The film's first look was released on 3 February, 2019 and featured Jamwal with an elephant in the background.[17] The official trailer of film was released on 6 March 2019. The trailer has 21 million views to its credit since the date of its release.[18] The film has been certified with runtime of 115 minutes by British Board of Film Classification and all set to release on 29 March 2019.[2] A video, 'Making of Junglee's Action', was put on YouTube by Junglee Pictures just before release on 26 March 2019.[19]


Soundtrack album by
Sameer Uddin
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Sameer Uddin chronology

The music of the film is composed by Sameer Uddin while the lyrics are penned by Anvita Dutt, Kumar Suryavanshi.

Track listing
1."Fakeera Ghar Aaja"Anvita DuttJubin Nautiyal3:43
2."Garje Gajraj Hamara"Kumar SuryavanshiNavraj Hans, Hamsika Iyer, Abhishek Nailwal, Gulshan Kumar3:38


  1. ^ a b Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (11 March 2019). "New release date for #Junglee... Will now release on 29 March 2019 [was slated for release on 5 April 2019 initially]... Official announcement: t.co/HcPToXS5G1" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b "Junglee 2019 | British Board of Film Classification". Bbfc.co.uk. 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "'Junglee' starring Vidyut Jammwal up for a Dussehra 2018 release". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Ahead of 'Junglee' trailer launch, Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant and Asha Bhat visit Siddhivinayak temple". The Times of India. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Vidyut made a new friend while shooting for Junglee". Firstpost. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Junglee gets preponed by a week, Romeo Akbar Walter to get solo release". Bollywood Hungama. 2019-03-12. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  7. ^ a b "Vidyut Jammwal to star in Rohan Sippy's Junglee". Bollywood Hungama. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Shooting for Junglee begins, to release on October 19". The Indian Express. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  9. ^ "'जंगली' बनने के लिए विद्युत जामवाल ने सीखी भगवान श्रीकृष्ण की विद्या, ऐसा करने वाले होंगे पहले एक्टर". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). 1 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Junglee: Vidyut Jammwal's film with The Mask director Chuck Russel to release on Dusshehra 2018". Firstpost. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  11. ^ Nigam, Aarushi (17 October 2018). "Get ready for jumbo-sized fun with Vidyut Jammwal's Junglee". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Exclusive pic of Vidyut Jammwal from Junglee, on World Environment Day". Femina. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  13. ^ a b Saini, Narendra (3 December 2017). "This is a selection of elephants from 100, will be the partner of this action star". NDTV. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Vidyut Jammwal takes off to Thailand to start shooting for Junglee". Times Now. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  15. ^ Dedhia, Sonil (22 February 2019). "Rough ride for Vidyut Jammwal while shooting for Junglee". Mid Day. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Junglee teaser out: Vidyut Jamwal is friends with elephants in this Chuck Russell directorial". The Financial Express. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Junglee first look: Action star Vidyut Jammwal is back in action". Deccan Chronicle. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Junglee Official Trailer - Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant & Asha Bhat - Chuck Russell". YouTube. 6 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Junglee| Making of Junglee's Action|Vidyut Jammwal|29 March". Junglee Pictures on YouTube. 26 March 2019.

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