Chhota Bheem is one of the most revered and celebrated animation characters among the toddlers of the present times. Right from the television series to its maiden film Chhota Bheem And The Curse Of Damyaan, Chhota Bheem has been a sweeper success with the kids. Taking their franchise forward comes the second series Chhota Bheem And The Thrones Of Bali. Does it outshine its predecessor or bite the dust? We tell you.
On an invitation from the King of Bali, Bheem & his friends head out to Bali to attend the crowning ceremony of their Prince. On their way, Raja Indraverma tells them about beautiful Bali, and the kids are super excited to visit this land of unlimited landscapes. But before they can reach Bali, the kingdom is captured by evil Rangda who also arrests the king & queen of Bali. However, the little Crown Prince manages to escape and alliances with Bheem to take on Rangda, the evil witch who wants to rule Bali. Bheem and his friends along with the Prince to take on, fight and defeat the evil witch is what follows through the rest of the plot.
Animation films by default end up being mythological with filmmakers fearing to attempt something new. However, director Rajiv Chilaka brings a perfect blend of innovation and mythology as he weaves a story around the mythical character.
Chhota Bheem doesn't boast of unbelievable animation works, it's very simple in its technique but has a huge heart that instantly strikes a chord with the young minds. The story is full of adventures, twists and turns that works well with the kids and have the potential of making for a good repeated watch for children on Satellite TV.
What don't work are the many songs that keep breaking into the film. As cute as the filmmaker tries making it, the songs end up becoming only deterrents in the film.
Chhota Bheem And The Throne Of Bali in short, is a film that will work brilliantly with the kids. Can't say so in case of adults for we are yet to bridge that gap.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
(3 / 5) : Good