TV Times

Indian Gulliver in Colombo
The Hindi fantasy film based on the children’s classic of Jonathan Swift “Gulliver’s Travels” Jajantaram Mamantaram (The Power of J2M2) will be screened at Majestic Cinema for a limited engagement starting from Monday, December 27.

The Hindi movie dubbed to English depicting ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and the episode in which he goes to Liliput - the land of little people is directed by Soumitra Ranade.

Jajantaram Mamantaram adapted from the original world famous children’s classic to a contemporary Indian situation where Adityaa, a young cool dude from Mumbai, lands up at Shundi, a mythical Indian village.

There he finds himself about ten times larger in size than the local villagers. This results in a situation that is staggering, both for Aditya as well as for the villagers. While Aditya can’t believe all this is happening to him, the villagers view him as an aggressor who would harm them.

Soon things get sorted out and Aditya with his wit and humour makes friends with the villagers. He gets specially attached to Jeran, a common soldier in the Shundi army, with whom he develops a great friendship. However, there is danger lurking in the background. Chattan Singh, the evil army chief, has with him a magical contraption with which he can create Jhamunda, a monstrous giant as huge as Aditya.

Jhamunda is not only big, he also possesses great power and to terrorize the villagers he has an understanding with them that from time to time he’ll get to eat one of the villagers, preferably a child. In return of this obligation, he would not plunder their village. Jhamunda, in fact is a weapon with which Chattan Singh plans to overthrow the king and marry the young and beautiful princess.

Aditya’s unexpected arrival wrecks his plan and in his fury he unleashes Jhamunda to destroy Aditya. After a series of ferocious fights, and with the help of Jeran, Aditya conquers the might of Jhamunda. Good triumphs over evil and finally Aditya makes an emotional departure from Shundi.


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