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Magic Magic
Magic Magic 3D Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJose Punnoose
Produced byNavodaya Appachan
Written byGokula Krishnan (Dialogues)
Screenplay byRaghunath Paleri
T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Starring
Music bySharreth
CinematographyA. B. Kaul
Edited byN. P. Sathish
Production
company
Distributed byNavodaya Release
Release date
11 April 2003 (India)[1]
Running time
105 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget30 crore (US$4.2 million)[2]
Box office10 crore (US$1.4 million)[3]

Magic Magic is a 2003 Indian Malayalam-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 Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, with the Hindi dub being titled as Chota Jadugar (transl.Little Magician).[4] It won the National Film Award for Best Special Effects.

Plot[edit]

Indrajeet lives with his grandfather, a magician Acharya 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 run-away 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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

70% of Magic Magic was shot in New York City. According to Jose, the film took roughly 140 days to complete.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Sharreth and Jagan.

Tamil version
  • "Kanne Chella" — SPB, K. S. Chithra
  • "Vanavilil" — Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "Yaar Indha Kuttichathan" — SPB, Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "Chandramandalam" — Sunidhi Chauhan
Hindi version[6]
  • "Taalido" — SPB, Chithra
  • "Kaun Hai Yeh" — SPB, Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "Indradhanush" — Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "Zoobi Zoobi" - Sunidhi Chauhan

Release[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

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".[7] However, IdleBrain said, "Don't forget to take kids along with you. They need to watch this movie more than you!!"[8] The film won the National Film Award for Best Special Effects.[9]

Box office[edit]

Magic Magic, made on a budget of 30 million (US$420,000),[10] grossed totally 125 crore (US$18 million) and was a commercial success.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chota Jadugar Synopsis – Malayalam Movie". Apunkachoice.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Telugu cinema - Review - Magic Magic". Idlebrain. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Chota Jadugar – Starring . Chota Jadugar's box office, news, reviews, video, pictures, and music soundtrack". Iwww.ibosnetwork.com. Retrieved 21 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Amusement all the way". The Hindu. 11 April 2003. Archived from the original on 10 November 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Jose Punnoose on Magic Magic". Rediff Movies. Archived from the original on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMJxxmEwXZw
  7. ^ "Movie Review:Magic Magic". Sify. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Movie review – Magic Magic". Idle Brain. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "The Hindu Business Line : 3-D cinema makes a comeback, peddling Rangeela, Chocos". Thehindubusinessline.in. 15 March 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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