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Magic Magic 3D
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJose Punnoose
Written byGokula Krishnan (Dialogues)
Screenplay byRaghunath Paleri
T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Produced byNavodaya Appachan
CinematographyA. B. Kaul
Edited byN. P. Sathish
Music bySharreth
Distributed byNavodaya Release
Release date
  • 11 April 2003 (2003-04-11)
Running time
105 minutes
Budget14 crore (US$1.7 million)

Magic Magic 3D is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language children's fantasy film directed by Jose Punnoose. The film stars Suraj Balajee, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Tirlok Malik and Pooja Kumar. It was dubbed in Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi, with the Hindi dub being titled as Chota Jadugar (transl.Little Magician).[1] It won the National Film Award for Best Special Effects.


Indrajeet lives with his grandfather Acharya , a magician in Mayapuri. The boy's mother died when he was an infant. Acharya teaches him magic, but never sent him to school for formal education. Indrajeet's father Krishna, who runs a successful Indian channel in the United States, arrives up to take his son for education. Indrajeet refuses to leave his grandfather, but is forcibly sent to New York City via carton.

Indrajeet awakens in New York City where he has been brought against his will. He meets his stepmother Deepti, but soon runs away and befriends three runaway orphans and a wonder dog who belongs to Mahesh and Lude, two petty thieves. Meanwhile, Acharya comes to New York City in search of his grandson. Indrajeet gets kidnapped by the thieves, but ultimately Acharya, along with the dog, saves his grandson using all his magic tricks.


  • Suraj Balajee as Indrajeet
  • S. P. Balasubrahmanyam as Acharya
  • Tirlok Malik as Krishna, Indrajeet's father
  • Pooja Kumar as Deepti, Indrajeet's stepmother
  • Mohan Raman as Oor Thalaivar (Village Head)
  • Halwa Vasu as servant
  • Master Mahendran as one of Indrajit's friends
  • Julia Rusastky as Kiki
  • Julian Carey as Tyrone
  • Justin Melvin as Yogi
  • Andrea Alton as Maid
  • Al Dioro as Thief in wheelchair
  • Owen Burke as Thief's assistant
  • Barkley as Romeo the dog


Magic Magic was the second 3D film made by Navodaya after My Dear Kuttichathan.[2] 70% of Magic Magic was shot in New York City. Filming also took place in Manhattan, and to a lesser extent in India.[3] According to Jose, the film took roughly 140 days to complete.[4][5] It was made on a budget of 14 crore (US$1.7 million).[6]


The music was composed by Sharreth and Jagan. Lyrics were written by Pa. Vijay and Na. Muthukumar (Tamil), Girish Puthancherry and Mathew Cherian (Malayalam), Vennelakanti and Bhuvanachandra (Telugu) and Sudhakar Sharma (Hindi).[7]

Tamil version
  • "Kanne Chella" – SPB, K. S. Chithra
  • "Vanavilil" – Priya
  • "Yaar Indha Kuttichathan" – SPB, priya
  • "Chandramandalam" – Priya
Hindi version[8]
  • "Taalido" – SPB, Chithra
  • "Kaun Hai Yeh" – SPB, Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "Indradhanush" – Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "Zoobi Zoobi" – Sunidhi Chauhan
Malayalam version
  • Kanne Chella – K. J. Yesudas
  • Aarannu Kuttichathan – SPB, Priya
  • Kanna Kaattin – Priya
  • Ambuli Mama – Priya


Sify stated that it "is technically tacky, made in a shoddy manner and lacks a basic story line that will not gel with today's children".[9] However, Idlebrain.com said, "Don't forget to take kids along with you. They need to watch this movie more than you!!".[6] The film won the National Film Award for Best Special Effects.[10]


  1. ^ "3-D cinema makes a comeback, peddling Rangeela, Chocos". Business Line. 15 March 2003. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (11 April 2003). "A magic spell in 3D". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 18 June 2003. Retrieved 21 July 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ ஜெய் (20 April 2003). "திருட முடியாத மேஜிக்!" (PDF). Kalki (in Tamil). pp. 56–58. Retrieved 21 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Jose Punnoose on Magic Magic". Rediff.com. 3 April 2003. Archived from the original on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Amusement all the way". The Hindu. 11 April 2003. Archived from the original on 10 November 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Movie review – Magic Magic". Idlebrain.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  7. ^ Magic Magic 3D (motion picture). Navodaya Studio. 2003. From 1:28:58 to 1:30:00.
  8. ^ "Chota Jadugar (2003)". Myswar. Retrieved 21 July 2023.
  9. ^ "Magic Magic". Sify. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  10. ^ "50th National Film Awards Function 2003" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 January 2023. Retrieved 6 January 2003.

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