Toonpur Ka Superhero Hindi Movie
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.
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.
On the scale of performances Ajay Devgn deserves kudos. It is not easy by any means to act in a live action animation film, where you are supposed to be talking to character who are created later graphically. Kajol has relatively lesser job to do but is good in what she does.
Overall, Toonpur Ka Superrhero should keep the children's attention while not boring the adult audience outright - at the least kids who less than 10 years old. Without a doubt it could have been many notches better but we cannot deny that this is a good start!