Dil Juunglee Movie Review: A Smile-Through Romcom Entertainer
Romcom is one genre which is meant to follow a certain graph. There are as many variations as one can expect when it comes to the flow of the narrative. Yes of course there are moments that make a film special and though one can’t say that Dil Juunglee has the kind of moments that would stay with you long after the end credits are through, as long as the storyline progresses you do get reasonably entertained.
As a matter of fact the film is not just about the moments alone. There is a storyline as well and the manner in which the film begins you are actually pleasantly surprised. A young couple (Taapsee Pannu and Saqib Saleem) are all set to elope and their friends are helping them in their endeavour. You know that there would be a backstory soon enough and then a flash forward. This is what takes care of the first and the second half with the interval point bringing in the mandatory turn in the narrative.
Debutant filmmaker Aleya Sen actually does well because she packs in ample moments in the two hour narrative to keep her audience engaged. Yes, there is an overdose of ‘Dilli’ thing for sure. As a matter of fact when one looks at it, this is third straight film set in Delhi in as many weeks (Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Veerey Ki Wedding and now Dil Juunglee). At places the accent and the mannerisms seem forced as well. However you still go with the flow because at the end of the day you are still entertained with what’s playing in the screen.
Thankfully there is no first half v/s second half imbalance syndrome in Dil Juunglee. Typically second half of romcoms turn out to be heavy and dramatic with mandatory sad moments. However that’s not the case in Dil Juunglee which takes the second half to London due to which the film doesn’t become overbearing. Moreover the performances are good too, whether it is Taapsee who comes up with a very balanced act or Saqib who fits into the part quite well. This isn’t all as the supporting actors play their characters fine too, especially the friends, and that keeps the film light and nice.
This is what one can say about the overall flavour of the film as well, which means once you step out of theatres, you do feel light and nice with a smile on your face.You can give this one a comfortable watch.
Release Date : 09 March 2018
Banner : Pooja Entertainment (India) Ltd.
Director : Aleya Sen
Genre : Drama , Romance