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Movie Review : Toonpur Ka Superrhero

 Toonpur Ka Superrhero
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Starring :
 Kireet Khurana
 Anu Malik
 Kumaar & Munna Dhiman
 Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Tanuja, Sanjay Mishra, Delnaz Paul, Mukesh Tiwari

Toonpur Ka Superrhero Movie Review

December 23, 2010 11:01:03 PM IST
By Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham Editorial
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A few days back, my friends and I were discussing about Hollywood and Bollywood animation films and what makes them poles apart. The first thing that came to our mind was the kind of humour. Our films have a very puerile humour which is targeted only for selected kids, while the humour in Hollywood films appeals to all age groups. The other factor was the quality of animation. We certainly have a long way to go, as far as animation is concerned.

But things are changing for good. Though still in the nascent stage, quality animation films are finally being made in India. After ROADSIDE ROMEO and RAMAYANA- THE EPIC, TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO is positively a step in the right direction for Indian animation industry. A sure sign that that animation is here to stay!

The real life jodi of Ajay Devgn and Kajol team up yet again, this time in an animation flick. Earlier they were seen in Ajay Devgn's home production, U ME AUR HUM back in 2008. TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO is also India's first live action - 3D animation combination feature film.

Film superstar Aditya (Ajay Devgan) and his wife Priya (Kajol), who is an ardent follower of vastu, lead a near-perfect life. Ajay has many fans all over the world but his kids Kabeer (Amay Pandya) and Raima (Chinky Jaiswal) are not one of them and think that he's a fake hero. They're huge fans of the cartoon series, Toonpur. However, their cartoon world of Toonpur is at war, where the toonasurs (bad toons) have spread their terror. The devtoons (good toons), who are in a spot of bother, kidnap Aditya to fight with the toonasurs.



The animation quality of TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO is majestic. It's at least at par with if not better than Hollywood films. The characters and the entire world of TOONPUR are fabulously designed. It's an interesting blend of live action and 3D animation.

On the flip side, the film is marred by a weak script. The story is pretty ordinary isn't engaging enough. Also, the humour quotient is too low. It isn't bad, but the funny dialogues and punches are very scarce. You endlessly wait for something interesting to happen but only end up getting disgruntled. Barring the riveting gaming climax in which Aditya takes on the toonasurs, the graph of the narrative is pretty mediocre.

Some of the characters are cheekily designed on famous real and reel life characters. There's a singer Gappi resembling Bappi Lahiri, who not only sings like him but also sports jewellery. A police officer speaks like Baburao Ganpatrao Apte, a celebrated character essayed by Paresh Rawal in HERA PHERI. They definitely tickle your funny bone. Music is a big let down with not a single hummable song.

It's not an easy task to act in an animation film as you don't have co-actors to give you cues. You just have to imagine the reaction of people and act accordingly. Ajay Devgn does a good job considering that. He even cracks a joke on his own surname, Devgn. Kajol is charming in her small role. Both the kids, Amay Pandya and Chinky Jaiswal perform well. All the voice overs of the animated characters are excellent.

TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO isn't 'super' and nowhere close to it, but do visit TOONPUR for its splendid animation if you must.

Rating: 2.5/5

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