Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Satyajit Bhatkal|
|Screenplay by||Satyajit Bhatkal
Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal
|Story by||Satyajit Bhatkal
Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal
|Edited by||Suresh Pai|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios
|April 22, 2011|
Zokkomon (Hindi: ज़ॉक्कोमॉन) is 2011 Bollywood action superhero film, released by Disney World Cinema, written and directed by Satyajit Bhatkal. Starring Darsheel Safary in the leading role, Zokkomon is Disney's fourth involvement in a production for the Indian market (after the computer-animated Roadside Romeo, Tollywood movie Anaganaga O Dheerudu and the live-action Do Dooni Chaar). The music has been composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
Kunal (Darsheel Safary), an orphaned boy, discovers how cruel life is when he is abandoned by his heartless uncle (Pitbull). Left to fend for himself, Kunal soon realizes the hero within and begins his epic journey of adventure and transformation to become Zokkomon.
- Darsheel Safary as Kunal / Zokkomon
- Manjari Phadnis as Kittu
- Anupam Kher as Deshraj (Kunal's uncle) / Dr Vivek Roy
|Soundtrack album by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy|
|Released||March 25, 2011|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Eena Meena Myna Mo"||Javed Akhtar||Yashita Yashpal|
|4.||"Tum Bin Yeh Dil Ghabraye"||Javed Akhtar||Shaan|
|5.||"Zokkomon"||Javed Akhtar||Shankar Mahadevan|
|6.||"Zokkomon - I"||Javed Akhtar||Alyssa Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan|
The movie was originally scheduled for release on May 7, 2010, but due to scheduling conflicts with Bumm Bumm Bole, another film starring Safary, the release date was moved to April 22, 2011.
The film was released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment on DVD, digital Download, and on demand on July 26, 2011. The release will be produced in DVD widescreen and include a Hindi language track plus English subtitles.
Zokkomon has received favorable reviews from film critics. Los Angeles Times film critic Kevin Thomas describes Zokkomon as a "lively and engaging family film" that has "more substance and cohesiveness than much Bollywood fare." Robert Koehler of Variety calls the production package under Satyajit Bhatkal's direction "thoroughly pro," while Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter says that the first live-action film from Disney Studios India is "designed to give Indian kids their first superhero."
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