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Zokkomon – movie review

A child superhero's adventure


Zokkomon - movie review

We have, finally, a fine children’s film. Zokkomon is Bollywood’s first superhero film that has a child actor having super powers and crushes the villains. It takes an American company Disney production who has initiated this project that is directed by Satyajit Bhatkal. Zokkomon movie review…

Zokkomon is a heart-warming action adventure of an ordinary boy who finds the strength to face extraordinary challenges. It is full of special effects and loaded with thrills.

After his parents death, Kunal (Darsheel Safary) is sent to his paternal uncle Deshraj (Anupam Kher). This uncle has misappropriated a big amount and now is only interested in cashing the investments left by Kunal’s parents. But he finds that this he can do so only after Kunal’s death. So the wicked uncle takes Kunal to a long distant place and abandons him, returns home and informs all around that the kid is dead, so that he can take charge of the investments.

Kunal discovers how cruel life is, when he is abandoned by his cruel uncle. Left to fend for his life on his own, Kunal discovers the hero within and so begins his classic journey of adventure and transformation to become Zokkomon.

Kunal finds two saviors- a Magic Uncle and a scientist who transforms him into a superhero – Zokkomon and his Kittu didi (Manjari Phadnis) who plays a loving guardian to the lonely kid.

Kunal gets the capabilities to perform all those amazing stunts and supernatural tricks using scientific gadgets designed by a ‘Magic Uncle’ who resides in the haunted house. This is quite significant and an acceptable reason rather than showing the kid amassing some supernatural powers from the sky or something.

This is how Kunal as Zokkomon can fly in air and also performing daredevil stunts.

Among the songs, “Eena Meena Myna Mo” and the emotional “Tum Bin Yeh Dil Ghabraye” deserve a special mention notwithstanding its title track “Zokkomon”.

Darsheel Safary effortlessly portrays his role of a super-kid and appears confident in performing those stunts. Anupam Kher in a double role is the backbone of this flick more so in the role of the Magic Uncle. Manjari Fadnis as the kid’s – Kittu Didi is very charming and vivacious. Tinnu Anand is apt in this type of a character. Other kids have performed with ease.

Some fine production values are visible in Zokkomon. But the child turning into a super hero takes a long time which makes the viewer restless for a while.

Cast of Zokkomon:
Darsheel Safary – Kunal / Zokkomon
Anupam Kher – Deshraj / Dr Vivek Rai
Manjari Fadnis – Kittu
Tinu Anand – Shantaram
Sheeba Chaddha – Rajrani
S.M. Zaheer
Aayam Mehta (as Aayaam Mehta)
Gargi Datar
Jai Vyas
Parth Muni

Credits & Crew of Zokkomon:
Banner – Walt Disney Pictures
Director – Satyajit Bhatkal
Story / Screenplay Writers – Satyajit Bhatkal, Lancy Fernandes, Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal
Editing by Suresh Pai
Music Director – Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Cinematography – Keshav Prakash
Singers – Suraj Jagan, Shankar Mahadevan, Alyssa Mendonsa, Kailash Kher, Shaan
Lyricist – Javed Akhtar
Choreography – Raju Sundaram, Shiamak Davar
Zokkomon – movie review