Zokkomon

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Zokkomon
Zokkomon.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Satyajit Bhatkal
Screenplay by Satyajit Bhatkal
Lancy Fernandes
Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal
Story by Satyajit Bhatkal
Lancy Fernandes
Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal
Starring Darsheel Safary
Manjari Phadnis
Anupam Kher
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography Keshav Prakash
Edited by Suresh Pai
Production
  company
Walt Disney International India
Reliance Entertainment
Distributed by Disney World Cinema
Release date(s) April 22, 2011
Country India
Language Hindi

Zokkomon (Hindi: ज़ॉक्कोमॉन) is 2011 Bollywood action superhero film, released by Disney World Cinemas, 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.[1]

Plot[edit]

Kunal (Darsheel Safary), an orphaned boy, discovers how cruel life is when he is abandoned by his heartless uncle (Anupam Kher). Left to fend for himself, Kunal soon realizes the hero within and begins his epic journey of adventure and transformation to become Zokkomon.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music is composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Lyrics are penned by Ramesh,Lakshmi and Javed Akhtar

Zokkomon
Soundtrack album by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Released March 25, 2011
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Buena Vista Records
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy chronology
Game (2011 film)
(2011)
Zokkomon
(2011)
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
(2011)

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Performer(s) Length
1. "Eena Meena Myna Mo"   Javed Akhtar Yashita Yashpal  
2. "Jhunjhunamakadstrama"   Ramesh Anushka  
3. "Suno Brother"   Anirudh Lakshmi  
4. "Tum Bin Yeh Dil Ghabraye"   Javed Akhtar Shaan  
5. "Zokkomon"   Javed Akhtar Shankar Mahadevan  
6. "Zokkomon - I"   Javed Akhtar Alyssa Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan  

Release[edit]

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.[2][3][4]

Home Media[edit]

The film was released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment on DVD, digital Download, and on demand on July 26, 2011.[5][6][7][8] The release will be produced in DVD widescreen and include a Hindi language track plus English subtitles.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

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."[9] 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."[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walt Disney Studios Launch Zokkomon". Glamsham. 
  2. ^ Bansal, Robin (2010-01-29). "Working with Darsheel was an amazing experience: Zokkomon director". Hindustan Times (HT Media Limited). Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  3. ^ Jha, Subhash K. (2010-05-12). "I jist want my fans to love me: Darsheel". The Times of India (Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd). Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Walt Disney's Zokkomon to Release on 22nd April 2011". Bollywood Trade. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Walt Disney Unveils Three Indian Movies In North America". The Economic Times. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Ramrakhani, Naina (1 July 2011). "Disney Sets Up a New Home in India". Desi Hits. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Disney to Launch 3 Hindi Films in North America Across Platforms". Business of Cinema. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Disney Releasing 3 Indian Films in North America". Deccan Herald. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Thomas, Kevin (25 April 2011). "Movie Review: Zokkomon". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Honeycutt, Kirk (19 April 2011). "Zokkomon: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Koehler, Robert (20 April 2011). "Zokkomon". Variety. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 

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