Director: Aleya Sen
Starring: Tapsee Pannu, Saqib Saleem, Nidhi Singh, Santosh Barmola
Screenplay: Shiv Singh, Tonoya Sen Sharma
Music: Guru Randhawa, Tanishk Bagchi, Sharib Sabri
Pooja Entertainment’s DIL JUUNGLEE is a story which many have seen before, shy innocent girl meets flamboyant boy, and they fall in love, then breakup and they meet again. In DIL JUUNGLEE Tapsee Pannu plays Koroli Nair the reserved daughter of rich business man who loves English literature and works as an English teacher and is looking for true love and to settle down after getting married but her father wants her to join the family business. On the other hand there is Sumit Uppal, a typical Delhi boy played by Saqib Saleem who has a dream of becoming a Bollywood superstar but is weak in English. While teaching English to Sumit, Koroli falls in love with him. But there is a twist; is Sumit actually in love with Koroli or he is just after her money so that he can use Koroli money for full filling his dream of becoming a Bollywood Star? Well as they are about to get married Koroli realizes that Sumit is not in love with her and Sumit only cares about him.
Seven years later they meet in London again. Koroli has now joined her family business and her father is very happy with her, Sumit is working as a Hanuman in a serial and because the producer does not want to pay tax, he has decided to shoot it in London. Both Koroli and Sumit meet at a clothing shop, but now Koroli is about to get married to her family friend Jai played by Santosh Barmola and Sumit is also dating his female co- actor played by Nidhi Singh. What will happen now is what keeps one gripping but is a little predictable. If the audiences do not understand this, then they probably have not seen many Rom-Coms. DIL JUUNGLEE is a very predictable Rom-Com and what seemed to be a light hearted romantic comedy does not even make you laugh much, except for a few scenes but that is just because of the performance of the actors in the film.
The cast of the film has given brilliant performances but even the skillful and talented Taapsee Pannu along with Saqib Saleem could not save the film from becoming a rather boring watch. The scenes filmed between Tapsee and Saqib are amazing as they perform with complete ease and confidence and they share a thrilling chemistry between them. Saqib has done a great job and does justice to the role and Taapsee plays her role really well and along with Saqib lifts up the movie a bit. The other actors Supriya Shukla, Santosh Barmola and Nidhi Singh have done a good job.
Production values are up to the mark, Cinematography by Amol Rathod is good, and Music is also very good while it is playing out in the film but the song Dil Jaane Na is mesmerizing. Editing is okay.
As the director Aleya Sen has done well but could have made the film a lot funnier and not waste the acting skills of brilliant actors like Tapsee Pannu and also Saqib Saleem.