Toonpur Ka Superrhero Movie Review
Movie :Toonpur Ka Superrhero
Banner: Big Screen Entertainer, Climb Media, Eros Entertainment
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Tanuja,Sanjay Mishra, Delnaz Paul, Mukesh Tiwari, Viveck Vaswan
Direction: Kireet Khurana
Production: Kumar Mangat,Krishika Lulla
Music: Anu Malik
‘Toonpur Ka Superrhero’ is a visual experience that needs to applauded for the sheer attempt that has gone into it’s making. As for the story of ‘Toonpur Ka Superrhero’, it is the kind that can be instantly grasped by children, its target audience. There is a world somewhere far far away and it is called ‘Toonpur’. There are good toons and bad toons. And then there is Ajay Devgn, a screen-hero, whom the good toons rope in to defeat the evil ones.
The film is just ordinary when it comes to the scenes involving real characters. The opening action sequence with a motorboat chase belongs to 90s and is hardly thrilling. Also, the sequences involving Ajay, his secretary, his family etc. have a ‘seen it done all’ feel. Frankly, if there was an attempt at bringing on some emotions here, it doesn’t quite work. Also, there is no spark that one sees on screen despite Ajay and Kajol coming together.
The world of toons though is better laid out though none of them – whether it is the Gujarati woman, the Sikh kid, the Marathi ‘hawaldar’, the Bengali performer, an Einstein kinda scientist or the Christian hottie – have much character depth to them. Of course no one expected a full-on detailing around their past, present or future but still there could have been something about these characters that would have made audience emotionally connect to them.
This is the reason why the second half of the film works because while emotions just didn’t work in the first hour of the film, action dominating the second half more than makes up for it. A massive first step in this direction is taken with the song ‘Rubdoot’. This is when you actually clinch your fist and exclaim – ‘Yes, we have arrived when it comes to world class animation’. In fact portions in and around this scene leave a major impact as well. The villain’s den, his bunch of ‘goondas’, the fight that takes place soon after and then the announcement of battle lines being drawn between Ajay Devgn and Toonasurs – there is a promise of some superb action ahead.
In fact there is much more delivered with the entire climax made of three stage gaming. Watch out for the manner in which Ajay Devgn (who is later joined by Kajol) wins his first two rounds. However the final combat (set in an arena) could have been better. It turns out to relatively easy, hence leading to a climax that also seems like a little abrupt.
Nevertheless, in the times when all that one gets to see in the world of animation films are one mythological tale after another, it is wonderful to see someone (Ajay Devgn here) backing a project like ‘Toonpur Ka Superherro’. Now if only the film would have been as exciting from start to finish, it may just have been the perfect outing that a family may have been looking for.