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Motu Patlu King Of Kings

Banners: Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Cosmos Entertainment, Maya Digital Studios Production

Producers: Ketan Mehta, Deepa Sahi, Anish JS Mehta

Director: Suhas D Kadav

Writers: Suhas D Kadav, Niraj Vikram, Dheeraj Berry

Music: Vishal Bhardwaj

motu-patlu-king-of-kings-hd-still-imageAfter the success of the Motu Patlu series on television, Viacom 18 made its maiden 3D film with Motu Patlu King Of Kings. This animation film is a mix of entertainment and comedy while also sending out a serious message to the audience. The film, although aimed squarely at kids, can hold the attention of adults too.

It starts by introducing Guddu Galib, a circus lion that is harmless and does not behave like a lion. Guddu Galib is performing at the circus when it accidently catches fire. He escapes and reaches a village called Phurphuri Nagar.

On spotting the lion, the villagers call Motu and Patlu to rescue them. The duo arrive on the scene to protect the people from Guddu Galib. Later Motu and Patlu, along with the villagers decide to take Guddu Galib to a national park and set him free. While travelling, Guddu escapes yet again. In an attempt to find Guddu Galib, Motu and Patlu come across Singha, the king of the jungle, and mistakes him for Guddu Galib.

Meanwhile, the villain Narsimha, and his team invade the jungle to find treasure and to take revenge on Singha who had defeated Narsimha the last time he tries to loot the jungle. The animals appeal to Sinhga for help. Singha fights back but eventually dies while protecting the jungle.

Before dying, Singha asks Motu to protect the jungle from Narsimha and his troops. Motu and Patlu then decide to search for Guddu Galib and present him as Singha before Narsimha and the other animals. Will Guddu Galib agree to be king and fight a battle against Narsimha

Director Suhas D Kadav has incorporated a message that touches upon encroachment in the jungle and on the treatment of circus animals. Keeping it simple, he holds this vision throughout. Dialogue is crisp and carries many impressive punch lines. The comic timing is also good.

The Motu Patlu television series shows Motu as a diehard fan of samosas, which give him the power to fight. However, this film has just one such scene and could have included a few more. Also, there is one scene that is an exact replica of a scene from the Lion King, where the king stands on the mountain and addresses the other animals. Not a good idea.

The 3D effects are impressive. The VFX is also well done. For example, the scene where Guddu Galib is taken to the National Park shows a picturesque beauty that looks almost real. The editing is also good.  Background score compliments every scene. The songs, written by Gulzar and sung by Sukhwinder Singh, are remarkable.

All the characters have been sketched well, especially Motu, Patlu and Guddu Galib. The voices by Vinay Pathak and Sourav Chakraborty make the characters sound good.

 

Verdict: A treat for kids!

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