Magic Magic 3D

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Magic Magic 3D
Chota Jadugar.jpg
Lobby card for the Hindi dub
Directed byJose Punnoose
Produced byNavodaya Appachan
Written byGokula Krishnan (Tamil dialogues)
Vennelakanti (Telugu dialogues)
Shammi Thilakan (Malayalam dialogues)
Vani Arora (Hindi dialogues)
Screenplay byRaghunath Paleri
T. K. Rajeev Kumar
StarringSuraj Balajee
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Tirlok Malik
Pooja Kumar
Music bySharreth
CinematographyA. B. Kaul
Edited byN. P. Sathish
Distributed byShringar films (Hindi version)
Release date
11 April 2003[1]
Running time
105 minutes
Budget14 crore (US$2.0 million)[2]
Box office237.4 million (US$3.3 million)[3]

Magic Magic 3D is a 2003 Indian Tamil language fantasy film in stereoscopic 3D 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 (Little Magician).[4][5] It won the National Film Award for Best Special Effects.


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.


  • Suraj Balajee as Indrajeet
  • S. P. Balasubrahmanyam as Acharya
  • Tirlok Malik as Indrajeet's father Krishna
  • Pooja Kumar as Indrajeet's stepmother Deepti
  • Mohan Raman as Oor Thalaivar (Netaji in Hindi)
  • Halwa Vasu as servant
  • 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 Villain 1
  • Owen Burke as Villain 2
  • Barkley as Romeo the dog (Raja in Hindi)


70% of Magic Magic was shot in New York City. According to Jose, the film took roughly 140 days to complete.[6]


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[7]
  • "Taalido" — SPB, Chithra
  • "Kaun Hai Yeh" — SPB, Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "Indradhanush" — Sunidhi Chauhan
  • "Zoobi Zoobi" - Sunidhi Chauhan



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".[8] However, IdleBrain said, "Don't forget to take kids along with you. They need to watch this movie more than you!!"[9] The film won the National Film Award for Best Special Effects.[10]

Box office[edit]

Magic Magic 3D, made on a budget of 10 million (US$140,000),[11] grossed totally 90.8 million (US$1.3 million) and was thus a commercial success.[3]


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  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". Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Chota Jadugar (2003) – IMDB". IMDb. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Amusement all the way". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 November 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Jose Punnoose on Magic Magic". Rediff Movies. Archived from the original on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
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  8. ^ "Movie Review:Magic Magic". Sify. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Movie review – Magic Magic". Idle Brain. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  10. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  11. ^ "The Hindu Business Line : 3-D cinema makes a comeback, peddling Rangeela, Chocos". 15 March 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2012.

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