It’s time for masterminds like Gulzar, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sai Paranjpe, Shekhar Kapoor and Aamir Khan come forward and contribute towards making state-of-the-art animation cinema having strong story-telling. We are getting fed up of these mediocrities.
Jaiveer aka Jumbo is a baby elephant lives along with his mother in a jungle at Indo-China border. He is teased by his friends that his father Yuddhveer was a coward, whereas his mother tells that his father was captured by some human beings. To find the truth and bring his father back, Jumbo runs away while everybody is sleeping. He gets trapped by the army of a kingdom. The prince, who is himself under house-arrest, saves him. While running, Jumbo gets injured. He is cured by a human being, who also takes care of lot of other animals and nurtures them at his place. Baby girl elephant Sonia becomes her friend. Once he returns to his place, he does not find his mother there. He goes back to Sonia and the gang. Once they grow up, they go to take part in the sports events in the kingdom. There he finds his mother, and also the prince who saved him years ago. Jumbo then joins prince’s army and goes with him in the big war, which the prince eventually wins. And they lived happily ever after…
A weak script and average dialogues together with mediocre animation don’t take this venture any high.
Performances: First it were Saif and Kareena in RR, and now Akshay and Lara – none of them have any feature in their voice, including husk and modulation capabilities, thereby making their rendition as flat as a Manchester. Dimple Kapadia’s mature voice and proper dialogue delivery is soothing. Rajpal Yadav gets the best lines as Dildaar Yadav, the pigeon, and he does a wonderful job with those. Asrani again repeats his “Sholay” act. He and Gulshan Grover are average.
Music: Ram Sampath has composed some funky and bouncy tracks, which go with the mood of the film, and the soundtrack is one of the plus points in the film.