Delhi Safari, the internationally acclaimed 3D stereoscopic animation feature film, produced by Krayon Pictures and directed by Nikhil Advani, is all set for a nationwide release on October 19th. The movie has voices by Govinda, Akshaye Khanna, Boman Irani, Urmila Matondkar and Suniel Shetty and the music is by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
“The movie is the first of its kind in India,” said Nikhil Advani. “It has a strong environmental theme; cutting edge 3D animation packaged in Bollywood tamasha and has been created for the global audience.”
Delhi Safari was chosen for the “official selection” section at the Annecy Film Festival 2012 in France. Earlier, Delhi Safari had won the Best Feature Film (theatrical) award at FICCI FRAMES 2012. It’s the story of five animals who journey to Delhi to protest in front of the parliament when their forest is encroached upon by builders.
“The Annecy Film festival is the most prestigious global festival for the animation industry and the selection of Delhi Safari signifies the coming of age of the Indian animation and it’s ability to create a truly international film with a universally enjoyable story and world class animation,” said Aditya Nath Jha, CEO of Krayon Pictures.
Krayon Pictures is a 3D animation studio in Pune that has been set up to create original stories for the global market. Delhi Safari is its first film. The english version of the film features voices by Jason Alexander, Brad Garret, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Christopher Lloyd and Cary Elwiss. The film has already been sold in many international territories.
The residents of the national park welcome a bright sunny morning, birds singing away merrily, animals running around with joy, Sultan and his cub playing by the lakeside. The jungle has an air of joy and peace. A distant thunder breaks the silence and a closer look reveals the jungle being raided by man and machine destroying everything in its path. Sultan tries to fight a futile battle and ends up losing his life.
The night has a very tense air as all the animals gather around with fear in their heart, discussing their fate of losing their habitat to human beings. Yuvi, Suiltans cub, tries to reason with the elders, urging them to not give up their homes.
Everyone is convinced that it is futile to fight humans, and the only option is to leave and move to a safer home. The hot headed militant monkey, Bajrangi, wants to declare a full scale war against the humans taking over their homes. But the anger management Guru, Bagga the bear, has a more civilized suggestion. He believes that all problems could be sorted out through peaceful discussions. So the best way to get back their homes is to have a dialog with the humans, win their hearts and their own homes. The only problem being that no one can speak the human language. Air India, the pigeon recommends Alex, the talking parrot who can come to their rescue.
With hope in their hearts, Yuvi, Bajrangi, and Bagga decide to kidnap Alex from his luxurious golden cage. However, their hope turns to despair as the talking parrot Alex hates animals. Loves humans. And wants nothing to do with the problems of these barbaric animals especially, the primitive ape. Bajrangi. Also Alex is sure that such issues need to be addressed in the parliament at Delhi.
Now starts a journey from Mumbai to Delhi. From hate to love. From enmity to friendship as a motley group of five animals travel across India with a message. A message that they discover not only plagues their homes, but the homes and lives of thousands of other animals on the way.
The journey across the country becomes a journey where enemies become friends and a family comes together to fight for what rightfully belongs to them – A HOME