ArtistAloud movie review – Delhi Safari

Ever Since Quirino Cristani made the world’s first animated feature film El Apóstol  back in 1917, animation in feature films has grown leaps and bounds. Today the animation film industry is almost like a parallel to the commercial film industry and has spread the world over. And the latest virus to have caught on the movie buff’s across the world is 3D

Having said that, In India, we haven’t seen this progress happen. Neither in animation nor in 3d animation in feature films. We’ve had animated movies but somehow they lack in the various aspects that involve in the making an animated movie. Visual effects, character design, character animation, voice acting, motion capturing, digital rendering, direction, sound design, music, screenplay, the overall production in the animated films that we see in our film industry doesn’t seem to match up to what the west has to offer !

But all this was until today……

DELHI SAFARI, the 3D animated Hindi feature film, releasing today, breaks all the barriers and comes out as a winner! Produced by krayon films and Directed by Nikhil Advani, DELHI SAFARI is a well produced, well executed 3D animated movie, which also suits the taste of the Indian Audience perfectly from start to finish.

The movie has taken 6 long years in the making and stars Akshaye Khanna, Govinda, Urmila Matondkar,Swini Khare, Boman Irani, Suneil Shetty, Deepak Dobriyal, Sanjay Mishra and Saurabh Shukla as the voices behind some super cool and lovable animal characters.

The story is set in the modern day Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai where animals are struggling to survive as a result of human real estate encroachment. The leader of the animals, SULTAN, played by Suneil Shetty dies while trying to save his brave cub YUVI and this incident sparks off what would be an awesome adventure, all the way to Delhi, from Mumbai

The movie sees animals taking a safari all the way to the capital city New Delhi in the hope of making their voices heard in the parliament. The movie reflects the need of the animal kingdom through Friendship, Love, Compassion, and Companionship­ .

Technically, the movie scores 10/10 with great character design, character animation, voice acting by the actors, sound design, music and the direction. The quality is on par with the what the west has to offer , and at the story level, it could even score a point or two extra !

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music score for the film is also upto the mark. The quality of compositions, the arrangements and the music production is as good as for any mainstream Hindi commercial feature film. The soundtrack is yet another feather in their cap of super hits. The album is a mix of Romantic, Folk, Pop and Rap and compliments the visuals perfectly.Songs of the album include the title track DELHI SAFARI, AAO RE PARDESI, MERI DUNIYA TERE DUM SE, AB DILLI DOOR NAHIN, JUNGLE MEIN MANGAL and DHADAK DHADAK.

ArtistAloud recently launched the music on the show NEW THIS WEEK which saw director Nikhil Advani and composers Shankar Ehsaan Loy create the same madness in the studio !!

At ArtistAloud, we purely as viewers, rate this animated feature film *****out of 5.  Go watch it now at a theatre near you !!

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