&pictures to air Hindi TV premiere of ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

MUMBAI: Hindi movie channel &pictures is all set to air the Hindi television premiere of ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ on 24 November at 8 pm.

Directed by Jake Kasdan, the film stars an ensemble cast featuring superstars like Dwayne Johnson “The Rock”, stand-up comedians Kevin Hart, Jack Black, along with Karen Gillan.

A larger than life adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book, Jumanji is a life-altering video game where the players must survive the game and not just play it. The movie opens in the past when a teenager invariably gets pulled into the video game. Cut to present day where four high schoolers: popular girl Bethany, stoic Martha, nerdy Spencer and football star Fridge are sent to detention to clean the basement. They stumble upon the discarded video-game system and collectively set it up. They are thrown into the game world where they turn into the avatars they chose.

Spencer is transformed into superhero-sized archaeologist Smolder Bravestone, Fridge is Bravestone’s diminutive sidekick zoologist Moose Finbar, Martha is vixen Ruby Roundhouse, and Bethany is cartographer Professor Shelly Overton. With only three lives to help them get through the game, they have to survive or else die for real. Here onward starts the increasingly-difficult levels where the four begin to lose their lives. They are however rescued by the missing fifth player who is Pilot Jefferson Seaplane McDonough (Nick Jonas).

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