'Junglee' locked for Dussehra release next year

Actor Vidyut Jammwal starrer "Junglee", about elephant poaching and ivory smuggling, has been locked for release on Dussehra on October 19 next year.

Backed by Junglee Pictures and directed by Chuck Russel, the film is set to be an action-adventure thriller, in which the protagonist takes down the elephant poaching racket in the country, read a statement.

The film is about Ashwath -- born and brought up in the jungles of Kerala -- who goes on to become a big shot veterinarian in the big city of Mumbai -- much to his animal-activist father's disappointment.

Upon his grandmother's insistence, Ashwath visits the jungle for the tenth death anniversary of his mother. His homecoming is met with some thaw with his father and it gets warmer as he reunites with his childhood elephant sister, whom he refers to as 'Didi', and her calf, 'Apu'.

But little does he know about the danger of poaching looming over the jungle, until it actually strikes and takes the lives of 'Apu' as well as his father. 


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