Do you still think that animation movies are only meant for children and not so much for adults and grown-up kids. Bollywood film-makers may think in the same line, but that is definitely not the case with filmmakers in Hollywood. Take for example “Despicable Me”, this movie appealed to adults as much, if not more, as it did to kids. Could this possibly be due to the fact that our animators are not as good as those in Hollywood or is it because our film makers think that children are stupid and can be taken for granted. The answer to this is a clear no. Today’s kids are far-more smart than those 20 years ago or even 5 years ago. At times, they ask questions which could leave us speechless. So we can’t afford to take our children audience for granted anymore.
Director Kireet Khurana is probably the first one in Bollywood who have realized this and has come up with a movie titled “Toonpur Ka Super Hero” with Ajay and Kajol as lead actors and him as director. Produced by Krishika Lulla and Kumar Mangat, this is being touted to be India’s first live action animation film – where live characters merge with the cartoons.
It is a story of a reel life superstar accidentally landing in the world of cartoons. Toonpur happens to be a land of toons – Toonasurs (bad toons) and Devtoons (good toons). All the characters in Toonpur come from various cultural backgrounds of India. There is a Sardar, Bengali, Gujarati, Marwadi, Maharashtrian, Bihari, Tamil, Christian and lot more characters from our culturally rich country. So irrespective of what state you belong to, you will find one character, whom you can easily identify and relate with 🙂
Let’s hope the audience turns up in big numbers to watch this first ever 3D and animated bollywood movie on Xmas eve i.e, 24th Dec 2010. Hopefully, it will not only entertain both children as well as adults, but also start a new trend in Bollywood and increase the demand of animators in India !!
Watch the theatrical trailer for this movie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voT4TCWa50c