Delhi Safari – Movie Review

Posted on Oct 18 2012 - 9:21am

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Voice Overs – Akshaye Khanna, Govinda, Urmila Matondkar, Boman Irani, Swini Khara

Director – Nikhil Advani

Producer – Anupama Patil, Kishor Patil

Banner – Krayon Pictures

Music – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Genre – 3D Animation

Rating – ***

By Prerrna Seth / Kreative Access Media

Delhi Safari is a heart warming film with a poignant message. It has humour, emotions and all the ingredients that can keep you engrossed in it. The film makes you think about what animals are going through when we are cutting the jungle i.e. their home. And with Govinda, Akshay Khanna, Swini and Urmila’s baritone, it becomes all the more an interesting watch. Kudos to the stars to a film that has an important message.

It’s a film about wild animals heading to India’s capital, Delhi to speak to someone at the parliament who can help them stop Humans to cut trees and snatch away their homes from them. A cub who has lost his father sets up a team of 3 monkeys, 1 Bear, a parrot who can talk to humans to speak to the Prime Minister of India on behalf of all the animals.

A must watch this weekend, Nikhil Advani’s Delhi Safari gets less preachy and more entertaining putting a valid point across. Eevrything about the film spells right, from its animation to the entertainment factor. And what’s a Bollywood film without its song and dance sequences, Delhi Safari has its own share of them all. By adding the Gujarati Flamingos from Kutchh and then obstructing the Delhi Safari to reach their destination, the team has added all the necessary elements to keep us entertained, with the dialogues being all the more pleasurable.

Govinda adds masti to the film, Urmila, the necessary depth and little wonder Swini’s soothing innocent voice will make you watch the film with full interest. Boman Irani too adds life to it. The dialogues of the film are equally entertaining with the best one being, ‘Pehle Serious Lecture Deta Toh India ki Janta Mr. India ho jaati’.

The parrot speaks for all the animals, first he warns that the wild will soon attack your houses and the Human race will be finished. Later, he explains that this is what is being done to the Animals. Though, we all care for animals, but is anyone of us taking that extra attempt to save the Jungle or the animals, they being equally important for our existence as we for them.

The film says that loving a pet dog or a pet parrot, while on the other hand killing Elephants and Tigers for making our lives luxurious is hypocrisy. Get over it, think and preserve the Jungle.

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