TOONPUR.. the final verdict

24 Jan

Toonpur Ka Superrhero marked a paradigm shift in the integration of Animation with Live-action cinema and did so successfully. The film was resilient, stood on its own against one of the biggest releases, confounded skeptics that animation doesn’t work in India, Ajay & Kajol endeared the young audience through their superlative and endearing performances. The film run successfully across the country for 4 weeks, marked by solid gross ticket sales, favourable critics’ reviews especially for the performances and the technical feat of the seamless blend with great animation and outstanding audience reactions across the board! As we had targeted, with this film we managed to cut across age groups – adults and children alike adored the film, a precursor of good things to come and an opening for different, family oriented ideas.

Toonpur.. is etched in history as India’s first live-action & 3D animation combination film and I am glad that it will have the tag of a successful movie venture to go with this honour. Cheers!


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  2. Viny

    January 26, 2011 at 11:54 AM


    Congrats on the success of Toonpur. True its success is a notable achievement for the Indian Animation industry.

    But as per your last line it isn’t the first Indian movie with live action-animation combination. The first one was the 1993 malayalam movie-O’faby with animation by Ram Mohan. Just check this link:

    It seems O’faby was also asia’s first live action-animation as per info on its director’s website below:

    • admin

      January 26, 2011 at 5:06 PM

      Sorry – Toonpur is India’s 1st live-action & 3D animation movie, this has been rectified in the post. Thnx for pointing it out.

  3. Shelza Khurana

    January 28, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Hi…….nice work on Animation, As i m from this field, i just love animation…but to b very true…i Loved this movie….Nice Work…..Keep Growing doing good Work, Good Luck

  4. Frida

    February 28, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    Kireet! This is definitely a good start and a sign of growth in Indian animation industry. Congratulations for getting so much work done. On the downside it was like watching a collage of endless characters in a very weak story. This is still seen as ‘weak animation’ internationally (see reviews on Cartoon Brew too), so there is much more effort needed. Don’t be blinded by good reviews locally, you’re definitely potential of delivering international quality work. Raise the bar! Goodluck for your next film.