Toonpur ka superhero - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Even if it might be the best animation film to come out of Mumbai, it is not good enough. There's an attempt to cram everything seen in films from Hollywood in one film, whether or not there's room for the concept. Yet, it might not be a bad entertainer for kids with some caramel popcorn handy.



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26 reviewers have given Toonpur ka superhero an average rating of 2.1/5.0 (?)

8 yays
12 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs up by Naresh Kuma Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...The screenplay is twisted to convenience in the closing reels... full review

Thumbs up ...India’s first live action animation film with some very funny and amazingly sketched characters... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The intent, apparently, is manic mayhem hewn to video-game rules, but the result is… Well, is there any point carping about a mix of animation and live action aimed squarely at kids? ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...If only Kireet Khurana, the director, had taken more care of the content than the execution, the project could have been the talk of the town this Christmas.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...TOONPUR KA SUPERRHERO blends inventive animation with old-fashioned values to deliver a decent family adventure. This one's an underdog! ... full review

Thumbs down by Shikha Shah, BookmyShow ...Though the animated characters are created well, the dialogues assigned to each character are very cliché.... full review

Thumbs up by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Kireet Khurana’s cartoons are adorable but reinforce cheap stereotypes... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...actors like Ajay Devgn and Kajol look like they’d rather be somewhere else… strange since thy produced the film... full review

So-So by Pankaj Sabnani, ...a step in the right direction for Indian animation industry... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...The connect is somewhere lost. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live has neither the visual wizardry nor the engaging storytelling that recent films like 'How To Train Your Dragon' and 'Toy Story 3' have allowed us to embrace.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...Har peeli cheez dhokla nahin hoti (everything that is yellow is not a dhokla), says Big Ben. Indeed. And every cartoon film is not funny.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The bad guys are a little better, especially a sharply-dressed, motorcycle-riding Yamdoot, or is it Ramdoot, who does a great energetic dance : this is where the film shines, and you wonder why this same skill isn’t evident in the rest.... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi average entertainer but its chances at the box-office aren’t too bright because the audience is not used to enjoying animation characters.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...the coming-of-age of Indian animation films... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Though the live action animation interaction is a bit jarring at some points where the production values slip, for the most part they meld nicely.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ... Debutant director Kireet Khurana is ambitious but not imaginative enough... full review

So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now ...Kajol has relatively lesser job to do but is good in what she does.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Although Rubdoot, a Bollywood fanboy and motorcycle-riding version of Yamdoot, breaking into a Robin Williamseque Genie dance, has the potential to change that. Again, a patchy job on him prevents from making that breakthrough. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...A simulated video game and a song with a Rabdoot are the highlights... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Kajol is nothing out of the ordinary. You wonder why the choosy actress chose such a movie. ... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ... Kajol, who plays the part of Ajay Devgn’s wife and mother of his kids, tries to do her best in whatever little scope she gets in the film. She is as fresh and vivacious as ever in this animated flick.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Generously sprinkled with easily identifiable characters and a story that reiterates the need for families to bond and good to prevail over evil -- sweet, simple, succinct kiddy themes -- Toonpur Ka Superrhero is great goodwill-hunting Christmas fare.... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...The oddball characters that make up the animated ensemble suffer from this underdeveloped script, and we never really get a chance to empathize with them.... full review

Thumbs up by Spicezee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...perfect festive film... full review