Direction: Deeraj Vaidy
Cast: Siddharth, Avinash Raghudevan, Sananth Reddy, Nasser, Radha Ravi
Music: Vishal Chandrashekhar
Cinematography: Shreyas Krishna
Jil Jung Juk, set in 2020, is a story about an underworld gang and its desperate mission. Nanjil Shivaji (Jil – Siddharth), Jungulingam (Jung – Avinash Raghudevan), Jaguar Jagan (Juck – Sananth Reddy) are conmen with varied talents.
They are assigned a simple task of taking a car that contains cocaine to Hyderabad and hand it over to the waiting Chinese mafia. The drive to Hyderabad is not without complications. The complications come in forms of intrusion by rival groups and the goof ups by these three boys.
The JJJ team is so careless and idiotic that it loses the car itself en route. But they somehow manage to make amends with some street smart techniques using their brains and the weaknesses of the rivals. How they manage despite getting caught between two dangerous gangs is the crux of the movie.
Jil Jung Juck makes every character and every situation as caricature. Director Deeraj Vaidy’s decision to make mockery of everything gives him scope to make the movie a comical treat and he has utilized the opportunity up to a great extent.
The comical element, which falls under black comedy and situation comedy, is prevailing throughout the movie. The comical element is saved even when things get serious after the entry of Rolex Rawther (Radharavi’s).
The proceedings have unmistakable youth and contemporary touch. The director has also given some respect to logic in the script which is committed to make us laugh at any cost.
There are also some double entrants but they are packed in a rather sophisticated and enjoyable way. The ‘Uganda’ connection makes the audiences burst into laughter.
However, despite many twists and turns, the second half fails to sustain the momentum created by the first half. Though the movie has some genuine satire, there is no laugh riot.
The black comedy attempt looks childish in many places. There are also many loopholes. For example, the way the trio loses the car is quite unconvincing.
It is surprising to note that there is no female character except the short appearance of a girl in an actor’s role for a few minutes. But the movie has enough references to girls and sex in various forms.
Siddharth delivers an effortless performance. RJ Balaji makes his presence felt in his brief appearance. Radharavi delivers a strong performance while Naasar is quite impressive in a small role. Avinash Raghudevan and Sananth Reddy have provided good support to Siddharth.
Cinematographer Shreyas Krishna has done a good job in creating the right mood with the appropriate usage of colours. BGM by Vishal Chandrashekhar is another strong point of the movie. Usage of a classical song in a fight sequences is quite innovative. Editing could have been sharper.
Tedious second half
Jil Jung Juk has youthful touch and comical element. But it has not come out as a laugh riot. Nor it has the power to sustain the interest of the audience.
Jil Jung Juk: lengthy comedy drama