“Into The Wild with Bear Grylls & Ajay Devgn” review: strictly for fans with a taste for unforgettable pleasure

Ajay Devgn entered Bollywood with a split and even after three decades the picture is fresh on the minds of viewers and fans alike. And hey, can you blame them? It was and still is iconic today, making it one of the most iconic ways to make a foray into the world of cinema. Don’t make mistakes; Devgn has done enough to live up to his reputation during his long and illustrious career as a filmmaker and his own stunts. That, coupled with his presence on the magnetic screen and expressive eyes, made him a fan favorite and earned him the rank of Superstar. This is why we were thrilled at the first sight of the episode Into The Wild with Bear Grylls & Ajay Devgn. Survival expert Bear Grylls + Singham from Bollywood. What’s not to love, is there? Well it turns out there is. Read the review below to find out if it’s worth it.

It’s time to confess: I’m a big fan of Man against Nature. The OG which was synonymous with the name Bear Grylls. And why shouldn’t he be? Survive in the wild, overcoming obstacles by fetching fresh water from the dirt and eating light foods that experimental foodies then posted Instagram videos on. Adrenaline was what adventure junkies dreamed of. That said, the last iteration In nature looks like a watered-down version of the first. It’s tempting because we see stars like Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth and even PM Narendra Modi venture into the most difficult terrain, but the adventure boils down to a personalized and carefully designed package or a jungle safari. . And the current episode with Ajay Devgn is no exception. With a forgettable fun side and a few moments of unbridled sensations. Let’s get into it …

It was new and refreshing to see Ajay Devgn – who is never seen without his nasty machines on screen and is rather inconspicuous outside – leaping straight into the Indian Ocean without much hesitation. But just as one was about to give in to the new reality, the narrative changes course and is conceived as an atmospheric thriller with montages of sharks. The danger is then played out using a far from subtle background score. So much so that it looked like a scene from a Bollywood movie. An unrealistic at that. Even the banter between Devgn and Grylls was awkward when the actor admits to doing outdoor stuff like this for the first time. More than one time. However, this is only until Devgn feels comfortable and begins to actually participate in the activities.

At one point, the actor, when asked about the crazy things he’s done in his life, says he’s been involved in street fights and has had some introductory issues as well. But he ended by saying that he shouldn’t reveal any more to the camera because “times have changed”. And nothing rings truer because of everything that has been happening on the prime-time news about Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan and him supposedly “having a blast” during a party. But that’s another article for another day. This is also when Devgn talks about his father Veeru Devgan, whom he recently lost; he becomes moved to talk about his beginnings on a film set with his father who was himself a stuntman and later an action choreographer. It’s an interesting sequence where the Tanhaji star talks about an era in the movies that owes a lot to his stunts.

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The private person in him also opens up at this point, 20 minutes into the episode’s start, and is ready for the adventure he’s signed up for. Adventure, the viewer signed up. He catches his own fish, on Grylls’ instructions, and the cinematography comes to life at this point, discovery style. Sadly, it’s just about all of the animal interactions the duo have on the remote island that conveniently provided them with a raft to turn it into a makeshift boat.

Now, while it was nice to see Kajol make a virtual appearance and challenge Ajay, it went downhill for me when she also revealed that he was “on the verge of OCD”. It’s almost the end of 2021, and we should refrain from casually ditching terms like TOC so casually. When the reality is a clinical diagnosis which has often wreaked havoc in the lives of patients. And it comes from someone who saw their mother battling obsessive-compulsive disorder after being diagnosed.

Besides, it must be exhausting being Bear Grylls, going around and using his military training to train Bollywood greats to do what he makes them do.

Is it worth it?

Only if you are an ardent fan of it. Because the episode gives a glimpse into the person Ajay Devgn. But there is only a limited amount. He doesn’t even have a high score in the adventure. So if you want to watch Ajay Devgn do some exciting stuff, you can watch a Rohit Shetty movie. You can now watch the episode on discovery +

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