“We take immense pride in the way our little Mowgli has made India one of the top four internationally performing markets for the movie. It is truly a testament of the love of the audience for the movie and that a timeless tale, when told well, will always win over the audience.” Trade expert Taran Adarsh is also impressed with the business.
He tweeted: “While most Hindi films struggle to complete three or four weeks, 'The Jungle Book' enters week eight today. Completes 50 glorious days... Solid content plue Disney India's smart strategy has paid rich dividends.”
"Iron Man" fame director Favreau took a basic structure of Rudyard Kipling's timeless classic and charged it up with the power of the 1967 animation film to bring forth an advanced version of the story backed with technology. Released in India in four languages -- English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu -- the film made its way onto the screens in India on April 8 -- a week before its release in the US. Along with Neel, the Hollywood film is supported by Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken. Bollywood stars Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Om Puri have lent their voices for the Hindi version of “The Jungle Book”. In fact, Disney studio has also confirmed a sequel of "The Jungle Book”.