Bang OFF Target
Bollywood seems to have been inspired big time by its Hollywood counterparts. Bearing testimony to this is the splurge of animation films in the recent past. Cheenti cheenti bang bang is an addition to the list.
The story revolves around two kingdoms of ants: the Red ants and the Black ants who are constantly at war with each other. The film draws inspiration from Subhash Ghai, in terms that two age old friends turn into rivals and to add to it their children fall in love with each other. Also, there is the mediator named Ghunn who seemingly tries to make peace between the two warring kingdoms. The only difference being, the feuding families are replaced by ants in this one. The film is laced with the usual Bollywood antics, like the romance, the song and dance sequences and what more, even an item number!!
The story is run-of the mill, but its presentation at least could have been better. At times, it just wavers directionless. The characterization too is very shoddy and leaves a lot to be desired. Even the animation which is two-dimensional doesn’t live upto the mark, in the age of 3-D you wouldn’t even expect it to. Technically too it’s a lack lustrous show. Overall, nothing to write home about. Luckily the movie length is just above an hour’s time.
The soundtrack boasts of 10 tracks, of which a couple are surely hummable, while the rest just about passable.
If there is anything that appeals, it certainly is the voice-over given by Ashish Vidyarthi, Anjaan Srivastava and Mahesh Manjrekar. But that too is not flawless as the lip-sync doesn’t go well with the dubbing at times.
So Bol meri “FILMI KHOPDI” is film mein kitna hai dum ? Dum kuch khaas nahi hai. It may please kids aged below 7, for the rest, renting a dvd and watching it once is a better option. With the release date planned, keeping in mind the holiday season, it may do well to attract its targeted audience – the kids.
Rating : 2