A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Life is a balancing act. There's nothing more important than family. Having a wealth of relationships means you're always rich. Stubbornness can get you into trouble. It's healthy to leave your comfort zone sometimes. Spiritual faith can help settle nerves and give you courage. Don't give up; stay the course.
Positive Role Models
Grylls always demonstrates courage, perseverance, and essential survival skills in the wilderness. Here he also bonds with his travel companion and supports him as he faces new challenges and shares his feelings. Singh is described by his friend as vulnerable, loving, and humble, and he shows those characteristics as he overcomes his fears and pushes forward. The two men take what appear to be some unnecessary risks.
Singh is an Indian actor and model. He speaks in Hindi and English in this film, and he reveals some characteristics and qualities that are specific to his culture. Grylls, who is British, says Singh represents his country on their trip.
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Violence & Scariness
The men are chased by bears and encounter wolves, snakes, and other creatures. They find a dead boar and eat its testicles. They scale mountains and traverse ravines on zip lines. They run out of water, battle dizzying altitude and physical exhaustion, and must protect themselves overnight.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some innuendo and joking among men of "curls for the girls" (showing the upper arms), "fornicating," "testicles," shrinking balls, and how many female fans would be jealous of Grylls for getting to work on Singh's belt.
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"F--k," "s--t," "ass," "hell," "balls," "you suck," "piss me off," "bum," "poop," and exclamations like "Oh, Jesus," "Jesus Christ," "Oh my Lord," and "Oh my God."
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Products & Purchases
Other Bear Grylls products. Some outdoor gear brands can be read on clothes.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the men in Ranveer vs. Wild with Bear Grylls encounter wild animals, overcome extreme physical challenges, and swear consistently on their trek through a mountainous jungle. Brit Bear Grylls and Indian actor Ranveer Singh also offer surprisingly wholesome role models for boys that manhood isn't only about physical prowess or courage, but also about prioritizing meaningful relationships and showing affection. Singh speaks Hindi and English in the film. They are chased by bears and encounter wolves, snakes, and other creatures. They find a dead boar and eat its testicles, scale mountains, and traverse ravines on zip lines. They run out of water and battle dizzying altitude and physical exhaustion. They swear a lot, using "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "hell," "balls," "you suck," "piss me off," "bum," "poop," and exclamations like "Oh, Jesus," "Jesus Christ," "Oh my Lord," and "Oh my God." There's some innuendo and joking among men of "curls for the girls" (showing the upper arms), "fornicating," "testicles," shrinking balls, and how many female fans would be jealous of Grylls for getting to work on Singh's belt. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
A Bear Grylls adventure might be the last place you expect to see men bonding over the value of true love, religious faith, work-life balance, and vulnerability, but this one has it. The addition of preternaturally charming Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh to Ranveer vs. Wild with Bear Grylls alters the formula to its core, so much so that Grylls doesn't always look comfortable in his own creation. He's in charge when the usual icky creatures, threatening beasts, poop piles, nauseating snacks, and death-defying challenges arise, but his Indian companion leads the campfire chats about feelings, the nighttime cuddles, and the cliff-side prayers to the god of courage.
Singh repeatedly describes his journey as an inner one. Of course, he puts his meticulously sculpted muscles to use, and the script (and Grylls) poke fun at both his vanity and his heartthrob status. And while every Bear Grylls adventure into the "wild" requires some suspension of disbelief, this one feels more fabricated than others. That shouldn't matter much to Singh's devotees nor to Grylls' younger adventure fans, who can spend a lot more than 70 minutes with this film if they want to explore all of its interactive options. The movie could also serve to introduce these two disparate fan groups to each other's idols.
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