Nikhil Advani, the director of Delhi Safari statess that it’s a film made for children and it intends to educate them about the plight of animals because of us humans. This animated flick holds no bar as it appeals to all age group. It’s endearing in a creative way and the decent animation is sure to keep the grown-ups hooked on to the screens.
The film is a tale about a leopard family that is happy in their own wild world. It’s one of those families that live together and hunt together, and the lush green National Park is their comfortable habitat. But the cruelty of human beings and their materialistic intentions ruin the life of these wild inhabitants. A bullet goes straight through Sultan’s (the father leopard and the head of the jungle) torso, leaving his wife and cub devastated. And that’s how a revolution begins, with the cub (Yuvi) motivating the other cynical members of the jungle to prevent their natural home from getting razed to the ground.
How an enthusiastic bear, a street-smart cub, an elegant queen leopard and a sly monkey head to Delhi along with their interpreter Alex (the parrot) to make humans realise their wrongdoings, is what the story is all about. The adventurous trip-for-a-cause taken by these determined animals and the kind of challenges they face on their way makes the film an interesting watch. The cub Yuvi looks marvelously cute with his tawny-brown hair and mesmerizing puppy eyes, the perfect character chosen by the director to create the touching sentiments inside the hearts of the audience.
The star casts (voice) seem to have gone completely ballistic while lending their voice to these well-etched out creatures. The voice overs are outstanding, while Urmila fits perfectly into the shoes of the elegant wild cat, Akshaye Khanna is bolt from the blue with his humorous and croaky parrot pitch. Govinda’s projection of bhojpuri language further adds giggle and Boman Irani- the bear- struts around in his stylish fedora, lending a very sophisticated feel to the hairy creature’s voice.
Overall, Delhi Safari is affectionate and amusing with a blend of emotion.