Cast & Crew:Ajay Devgn,Kajol,Tanuja
Music:Anu Malik ,Rishi Rich
Cinematography :Nirmal Jani
Director :Kireet Khurana
Producer :Kumar Mangat Pathak
Written by : Raagi Bhatnagar
Studio :Big Screen Entertainment
Distributed by: Eros International
Release date : 24 December 2010
Theater Watched : PVR Cinemas, Hyderabad.
Rating: 2. 5 / 5
Ajay Devgan New Hindi Film Toonpur Ka Superr Hero Movie Review:
Christmas is a good time to release a movie for children because both the kids and parents are off work. And Toonpur Ka Superrhero aim to plug the benefits of the season. Relatively higher budgeted than the regular children’s movies that are made in India, TKS also has an appealing storyline apart from the fact that it is the first Indian live action animation.
Story and Analysis:
Aditya Kumar (Ajay Devgn) is a film star but his kids consider him a fake hero who gets his stunts done by body doubles. However the toons from the toon-world believe that Aditya is a real superhero and the only person who can save their world from constant wars. So they kidnap him! Soon they figure out Aditya is only an actor and no good when it comes to real fighting. But Aditya takes up the challenge to prove to his kids that he can be a real hero too and goes about helping the ‘Devtoons’ – the good toons who are fighting the bad toons called ‘Toonasurs’s.
Though the film has everything that would keep the kids engrossed it falls short on a few parameters. The film which took almost three years in making clearly needed more planning. The director’s attention in keeping the animation right probably led to a bad job in the writing, which goes stray track at some points. While the first half is slow the second half is quite exciting. The film ends on a good note.The film scores on animation. As mentioned earlier this is the first time such a film in India and the entire work is done in some of the country’s best animation studios. It is not exactly in the category as Hollywood greats in the same genre but this is advancement in Indian standards.
Ajay dares to accept a challenge yet again. It must’ve been most tough for this intense actor to don a character which involves working with imaginary creatures in an animated film. To act with cartoon characters is extremely challenging because it’s almost like attempting a soliloquy or a monologue. He must have had no actor across for the action-reaction custom. But he delivers a convincing and credible performance yet again. Kajol doesn’t really get scope, but she handles her part well. Veteran Tanuja appears in one sequence. Child artiste Amey does well. The animated characters, especially Bolly, Guppy and the villain’s moll, are most noticeable.
Technical and Other Departments:
TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO could’ve been an invigorating experience from start to end if it was backed by a watertight screenplay. The writing just doesn’t complement the animation, which, in my opinion, is path-breaking by Indian standards. The visual excellence aside, the film doesn’t engage you in entirety and that’s a shortcoming. The music [Anu Malik] is pleasant and easy on the ears. ‘Jeetoge Tum’ stays with you; it’s a motivational track. However, the picturisation of the songs is better, with a good integration of live with animation.
On the whole, TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO is a delightful and endearing kiddie movie. It has an engaging narrative [second half mainly], neat performances and adorable animated characters. The real stars are the technicians [who created the animated characters], the director [Kireet Khurana] and of course, its lead man [Ajay Devgn] who pulled off a technically remarkable achievement of having humans and animated film characters interact with each other. Revisit your childhood while watching this one!