Motu Patlu

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Motu Patlu
Motu Patlu.Jpg
The title card featured Motu standing on left and Patlu standing on right
GenreSlapstick comedy
Humor
Action
Created byHarvinder Mankkar
Based onMotu Patlu
by Kripa Shankar Bhardwaj
Written byNiraj Vikram
Directed bySuhas D. Kadav[1][2]
Voices ofSaurav Chakraborty
Omi Sharma
Sankalp
Brian D. Costa
Rajah
Renu Sharda
Theme music composerSandesh Shandilya[3]
Opening theme"Motu Aur Patlu Ki Jodi" by Sukhwinder Singh
Ending theme"Motu Aur Patlu Ki Jodi" by Sukhwinder Singh
Composer(s)Sandesh Shandilya
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi, English, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi, Sanskrit
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes800+
Production
Executive producer(s)Anu Sikka
Producer(s)Deepa Sahi
Anish JS Mehta
Editor(s)Prasad K. Patil
Running time10–11 minutes (Length of single episode)
Production company(s)Maya Digital Studios
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
DistributorViacom 18
Release
Original networkNickelodeon India
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original release16 October 2012 (2012-10-16)
Chronology
Related showsInspector Chingum Guddu the Great
External links
Website

Motu Patlu is an Indian animated sitcom television series written by Niraj Vikram for Nickelodeon India. The series is produced by Cosmos-Maya Studios.[4] It is adapted from the classic comic strip Lotpot. It premiered on 16 October 2012. It focuses on two friends, Motu and Patlu, living in the fictional city Furfuri Nagar, however later in the series they live in another fictional city known as Modern City.

Motu Patlu is directed by Suhas Kadav and produced by Deepa Sahi and Anish J. S. Mehta. The show's theme song, "Motu Aur Patlu Ki Jodi", is composed by Sandesh Shandilya and sung by Sukhwinder Singh.[3] It is one of the most popular children's shows in India.[4]

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around Motu and Patlu, two friends living in Furfuri Nagar,[5] and their daily activities. The show focuses on the two landing themselves in trouble and comical situations, later being rescued only by sheer luck. Samosas are Motu's favourite food, and he frequently tries to steal them from the local Chaiwala who makes the best samosas in the city. Motu is mainly the black sheep of the duo, unintentionally creating problems due to his incompetency while Patlu is the smart one that always tries to stop him. Recurring characters include Ghasitaram Dr. Jhatka and Chingum. Ghasitaram at times misdirects and swindles them by making them try Dr. Jhatka's vast repertoire of quirky gadgets and gizmos. After Motu eats samosas, he temporarily gains more energy and strength than he normally has.

The main antagonist of the series is a criminal named John who is accompanied by his two big but weak and dumb henchmen, Number 1 and Number 2. John intends to become a don, but his plans always fail due to the heroic actions of Motu and Patlu, who trap and expose him and his plans tit for tat. In some episodes John tries to harm them by stealing Dr. Jhatka's newest gadget and using it against Motu and Patlu, but they eventually manage to give John a taste of his own medicine.

In later episodes, they start to live in Modern City, where some new characters were introduced.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Motu: Motu is a plump man who serves as one of the central protagonists of this show. He likes to eat samosas which increase his power drastically, giving him the ability to defeat his normally superior rivals. Samosas also increase his speed, strength, vision, and intelligence, also allowing him to lift boulders and vehicles. Motu's best friend is Patlu. He often lands in trouble because of his actions. He is always looking for the easiest way to earn money, have fun and to eat a lot of samosas. Sometimes he gets over-expressive while celebrating his victory and can do something very foolish, like bringing back a pirate into the present who they had sent back to the past. He is also shown bragging about things he has never done. He is a good-natured man who wants to help others, unfortunately he can be easily fooled by them too, especially John. Although he is not skilled in any job, he tries to work with Patlu as constables, ward boys, cleaners, delivery boys, etc. but he creates troubles and gets fired from those companies/organizations in which he and Patlu worked. He wears a red tunic with a black vest, yellow pants and shoes. His talking accent is influenced by Dara Singh. He is depicted as extremely afraid of mice. In the movie, Motu Patlu in Alien World, he was separated from his father when he was 6-7 years old. His father is believed to have been abducted by aliens from the Planet Axar during his search for extraterrestrial life forms in the universe.
  • Patlu: Patlu is a slim man who serves as one of the show's central protagonists. He is often portrayed as the smartest guy in the city however, he often gets into a lot of trouble with Motu. He dislikes samosas but loves to read the newspapers. It is also believed that his grandfather was a boxing champion and had a recipe for procuring extraordinary strength. This is later discovered to be the case by Motu. He wears a yellow tunic with orange leggings, brown-framed glasses, and brown shoes.

In newer episodes, his dress changes to a yellow tunic with a curved blue stripe on the left and blue leggings.

  • Dr. Jhatka: Dr. Jhatka is an eccentric scientist. In some older episodes he was shown as a dentist. His accent is like Sardar, so he is referred to as Punjabi. His inventions are usually very impressive but are of little use to the townspeople. Often gets someone in trouble. He drives a yellow flying car. Jhatka is known by his receding hairline, green shirt, violet necktie, and blue jeans. His grandfather is shown to be a millionaire searching for the whereabouts of his grandson in Furfuri Nagar; His design is a parallel version of Motu. He sometime tests his gadgets on Motu and Patlu without telling them before hand which causes them problems. This often leads to him getting beaten up by Motu and Patlu.

In the newer episodes, he wears a yellow shirt with white floral oriental prints, a green necktie, a violet check blazer and brown pants.[6]

  • Ghasitaram: Ghasitaram claims to have 20 years of experience in various fields but only a few of the experiences are useful to others. He is referred to as Bengali; He hails from Ghatal located in West Midnapore in West Bengal. Like Dr. Jhatka, his so-called "experiences of 20 years" often land other people, especially Motu and Patlu, in trouble. However, Motu and Patlu do call on him for help in certain episodes. Ghasitaram also helps Dr. Jhatka with experiments and coaxing Motu and Patlu to test Dr. Jhatka's inventions. His design is a parallel version of Patlu. He wears a cobalt blue tunic, purple dhoti, dark brown vest, and shoes of the same color.

Later when they started to live in Modern City, he wears a peach coloured tunic, an olive green vest, and brown leggings.

  • Inspector Chingum: Chingum is a police inspector. He believes that no criminal can escape from him, however he manages to catch them merely by luck and with the help of Motu and Patlu. A Rajinikanth devotee with a strong south Indian accent, Chingum is a solicitous police inspector. He takes pride in the fact that no criminal can ever get away. He drives both a green police motorcycle and a police jeep. Chingum is sometimes helped by two constables, Hera and Pheri. From the movie "Motu Patlu: Double Trouble", we found out that he is also married. Chingum wears a khaki police uniform with stars and badges decorating it and a name tag, along with a police cap. He also often wears sunglasses. When he says his dialogues he shoots upwards and the coconuts fall on his head. He can shoot coconuts from anywhere, even from Antarctica and the moon. He likes to eat South Indian food such as idli, dosa, sambar, vada and coconut chutney.

Other main[edit]

  • Chaiwala: Chaiwala owns a tea-shop near Motu's house but his real home is never revealed. He makes Motu's favorite samosas and Patlu's favorite tea in the city, which Motu steals from the shop in the older episodes. Although Chaiwala does not like his food being stolen, he occasionally rewards Motu by exempting him from paying the money Motu owes him or even promising him more free samosas when he saves him from other residents of Furfuri Nagar. Motu sometimes gets beaten up for not giving paying Chaiwala. He wears a white undershirt and lungi with a towel over his neck, which he occasionally uses to wipe off his sweat.

Later in Modern City, he wears a blue-gold chef's hat and uniform.

  • Boxer: Boxer is Motu's neighbour, he is an aggressive man. Boxer wears red boxing gloves, a white tank top and red shorts with vertical yellow stripes. The text "BOXER" is written in red with an orange outline on the back of his shirt. Sometimes he also wears a black shirt with jeans. His boxing coach is Mr. Thakur. Boxer wants to help his neighbours but gets angry and ends up beating them up instead. He is shown that he is not a good parent and cannot get his son, Sunny, to sleep. In "Judwa Boxer", we find out that he also has a cowardly brother who later becomes bold enough to free him from Motu and Patlu's captivity. His real name is Raju, as shown in the episode "Motu Mobile" when he calls his mother in America.

In the newer episodes, he wears a green hoodie with black stripes, blue denim trousers and green shoes.

Antagonists[edit]

Main[edit]

  • John: John serves as the main antagonist of the show. John's ambition is to become a Don. But his plans always fail very badly and thus end up in him getting arrested or being taunted by other people. He says some short poems. Contrary to normal thieves, he is not afraid of Chingum but is instead afraid of Motu and Patlu. He is plump, and short in size and faces discrimination for that. He wears a blue dress shirt with dark blue flower prints, yellow undershirt, brown belt, dark periwinkle pants with blue cuffs, and brown shoes.

In the newer episodes, he wears a blue shirt with multiple patterns, a yellow undershirt, purple pants, and blue boots.

  • Number 1: Number 1 is John's goon who serves as one of the supporting antagonists. He likes and appreciates John’s short poems but John beats him up in return. He has brilliant ideas to trap Motu and Patlu but whenever he tells him John says that his idea is bad and beats him, saying that he has a better plan but repeats the same one. Though he respects John, he is always the first to get beaten by him. He wears a blue French check hat, magenta striped shirt, denim trousers, and a yellow ascot.

In the later episodes, he wears a green zig-zag shirt, a red ascot, and a red beret.

  • Number 2: Number 2 is John's goon who rarely speaks. He has a dark mark on his eye and a bandage on his oversized nose. He has dark brown hair, wears a cyan striped shirt, aquamarine ascot, and brownish-orange pants.

In the later episodes, he wears a purple striped shirt, a light green ascot, and green pants.

Other Antagonists[edit]

  • Khopdi: He is a goon in season 4 who always tries to defeat Motu Patlu. He was first introduced in the movie "Motu Patlu Dino Invasion".
  • Pappu-Haddi: They are two assistants of Khopdi.
  • Skull: He is the elder brother of Khopdi and made his first appearance in the movie "Motu Patlu Dino Invasion" as a famous hunter of Africa.

Minor characters[edit]

  • Commissioner Bubblegum: He is the father of Chingum and the commissioner of police of the area comprising Furfuri Nagar and adjoining villages. He once got impressed with Motu and Patlu and even recruited them in the police as Havaldars, but when he came to know that they were not as capable as he had thought, he got annoyed with them and fired them from the police.
  • Hera Singh: He is a Hawaldar of Inspector Chingum. He always tells Chingum, "Aap to top ho, hindustan ki hop ho", which means "You are India's greatest hope".
  • Pheri Lal: He is a Hawaldar of Inspector Chingum. He always remarks, "You are very great sir, but born little late sir".
  • Sabziwali: She sells best vegetables in the whole Furfuri Nagar. Motu can be troublesome to her too at times and also owes her some money. She has got a burning temper and can also punish Chingum when he sometimes or in some other way harms her vegetables. She wears a green sari over a black blouse.
  • Mayor Mr. Singh: He is the Mayor of Furfuri Nagar, He wears a coat and a white shirt with the coat coloured Pant. He sometimes wears a coat band where the "MAYOR" is written.
  • Munni: She is the sister of Motu and the mother of Chotu.
  • Chotu: He is the nephew of Motu, He wears a green T-shirt with a pink pant. Sometimes, he wears a brown shirt with yellow pants.
  • Johnny: He is the big brother of John. In the episode Motu Patlu Acchey Insaan, he is seen to be arrested by CID. In the episode John Ka Bhai Johnny, he looked very rich.
  • Virus: He is a scientist, He always invents something for John. In return, he asks for money from John but John somehow fools him and makes him run away. John uses his gadgets as a trial on him and puts Virus in trouble.
  • Mosi: She is the aunt of John.
  • Bad Man: He was once shown in the episode "Cross Connection". He looked different in the episode "Dance Competition" when John called him to beat Motu Patlu. His facial appearance is resemblance to John's.
  • Additional characters included Chingum's mother named Amma, Chingum's wife named Dharti, Chingum's uncle named Troublegum, Dr. Jhatka's grandfather named Dada Jhatka and Boxer's son named Sunny.

Voice artists[edit]

  • Saurav Chakraborty – Motu, Patlu, Ghasitaram, Chingum, John, Boxer
  • Omi Sharma – Dr. Jhatka
  • Aanchal Trivedi – Hera, Pheri
  • Sankalp Rastogi – Chaiwala, Number 1
  • Renu Sharda – Sabziwali
  • Brian D. Costa – Number 2 (seasons 1–2)
  • Raja – Number 2 (seasons 3–present)
  • Deepak Kumar – Additional voices (season 4–present)

Setting[edit]

The series is set in a fictional town of Furfuri Nagar.[7] It is a peaceful yet glamorous small town, simultaneously noble and squalid, adjoined by a river with a few shops, a large market area, a bus depot, a cluster of single-storeyed houses, temples, and a few recreational places. There are a few villages and a few neighbouring towns around, such as Kamalpur, Sursuri Nagar and Modern City. Despite being a small town it has its own airport. It is not clearly mentioned where the town is exactly located, but most of the vehicles carry license plate numbers starting with "MH", which stands for the state of Maharashtra. The local police force wears uniforms of the Maharashtra Police.

However, in later episodes, they had move to Modern City for unknown reasons. A quick trailer showcasing new episodes mentions the differences in their new setting. In the later episodes, they are now on a trip to Europe. Some of the European cities where they have gone to are Pisa, Rome, London, and Paris.[8]

Production[edit]

Music[edit]

The music featured in the series and film is written by Sandesh Shandilya, an Indian film composer. The theme song of the series, "Motu Aur Patlu Ki Jodi", is written by Gulzar and sung by Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh in Hindi.

Episodes[edit]

Episode no. Title Episode no. Title
1A "John Banega Don" 132A "Motu Patlu Canteen"
1B "Pilot Training" 132B "The Magical Laptop"
2A "Scooter Race" 133A Motu Patlu Acchey Insaan
2B Angry Clouds 133B Alien Baby
3A Baby Dinosaur 134A Motu Patlu Jasoos
3B Antriksh Yatra 134B Pizza Boys
4A Car Park 135A Furfuri Nagar Mein Bhoot
4B Time Machine 135B Motu The Sun Flower
5A Animal Instinct 136A Courier Company
5B Diamond Robbery 136B John's Mask
6A Jagtey Raho 137A Motu-Patlu Jinn
6B Bomb Ki Khabar 137B Motu-Patlu in Hotel
7A Chamatkari Mukut 138A Chingum Ek Roop Anek
7B Boxer's Baby 138B Bhukkad Patlu
8A Super Duper Man 139A Sniffer Dog
8B Race To Rock Garden 139B Teleporting Machine 
9A Flying Helmet 140A Bacche Motu Patlu 
9B Road Roller 140B Lie Detector Robot 
10A Ice Factory 141A Kabaddi Kabaddi 
10B Photography Competition 141B Party Aaj Raat Ko
11A Motu Patlu MBBS 142A Motu Patlu in Balloon
11B Mehnat Ki Kamayee 142B Motu Ka Darr
12A Lottery 143A Motu Ki Khushi
12B Motu The Alien 143B Bahadur Motu
13A Future Camera 144A Inaam Dus Karood
13B Cross Connection 144B Jyotishi Motu
14A Robot Dog 145A Shaitanee Zuban
14B Motu Banega Don 145B Motu Patlu Ki Dukan
15A Super Murgiyan 146A Puncture Shop
15B Amir Chand Fakir Chand 146B Bat in the Town
16A Yamraj 147A Supersonic Speed Band
16B Fwwe Fight 147B Motu Patlu Ki Tow Chain
17A Jinn 148A Singing Competition
17B Murti Ki Khoj 148B Action Duplicating Machine
18A Tigerrrr 149A The Villain Mask
18B Ek Thee Heroine 149B Chacha Ki Tijori
19A Magician 150A Alien Calling Machine
19B Peacock Fish 150B Energy Charger
20A Mela 151A Duplicate Chingum
20B Bhoot Bangla 151B The Train
21A Trekking 152A Dog Show
21B Salim Robot 152B King Patlu
22A Black Bull 153A Asli Raja Nakli Raja
22B Kite Competition 153B Magical Pencil
23A Hawaldar 154A Invisible Bomb
23B Bodyguard 154B Motu Ke Ghar Ka Renovation
24A Giant Mosquitoes 155A Best Friend Award
24B Big John 155B Motu Patlu Ka Atm
25A Chamatkari Chashma 156A Gilli Danda Competition
25B Mithai Ki Dukan 156B Motu Patlu in Pyramid
26A Samudri Khajana 157A Pirates Of Furfuri Nagar
26B Cricket League 157B Invisible John
27A Snow Park 158A Mr Gayab
27B Ant's Land 158B Yam Hain Ham
28A Circus 159A Murkh Nagari
28B Gulabi Hathi 159B Chala Hai Motu Hero Banney
29A Film Producer 160A Robotic Tanga
29B Soul Change 160B Super Star Motu Patlu
30A Gold Samosa 161A Don Ki Junglee Billian
30B Army 161B Flying Bus
31A Wishing Stone 162A Alien Shankh
31B Mermaid 162B Diamonds In The Train
32A Dance Competition 163A Motu Mobile
32B Hero Se Zero 163B The Magical Camera
33A Rock Band 164A Ice Hockey
33B Wajan 164B Chamatkari Locket
34A The Game 165A Chipko Stick Ka Dhamaal
34B Lost Island 165B Chingam Ki Chori
35A Jhatka Ki Shaadi 166A Fortune Wheel
35B Chamtkari Joota 166B Dr.Jhatka Ke Karodpati Dadaji
36A Motu Ka Birthday 167A Don Ka Birthday
36B Holi 167B Dr Jhatka Ka Lazer Cutter
37A Motu Ke Clones 168A Message Ka Rahasya
37B Mummy 168B Mayor John
38A Madari 169A Meals On Wheels
38B Memory Loss 169B Motu Ki Self Defence (Motu's self-defense)
39A Duplicate Patlu 170A Motu Loudspeaker
39B Tel Malish 170B Motu Patlu Ki Deewar
40A Ward Boys 171A Patlu Ke Haat
40B Hero No 1 171B Police Station Main Tabela
41A Car Mechanic 172A Thanda Thanda Cold Cold
41B Reporter 172B Roller Skate Thief
42A Carrot Thief 173A John Ki Missiles
42B Captain Crook 173B Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi
43A Patlu's Mustache 174A Pigeon Paying Guest
43B Prince Motu 174B John's Certificate
44A Samosaaaaaaaaa 175A Lathi Charge
44B Gaint Tree 175B Motu Ka Vachan
45A Car Wash 176A Mobile Tower
45B Football Match 176B John The Super Hero
46A Hawai Safar 177A Body Control Machine
46B Samaj Seva 177B Joker Motu Patlu
47A Robot Hand 178A Madari Ki Rassi
47B Shaving Foam 178B Denture Alien
48A Furfuri Nagar And Bank 179A Eyes Of Motu Patlu
48B Boxing Competition 179B Glass Man Alien
49A Bin Bulaye Barati 180A Motu Patlu Ka Photo Phone
49B Motu Ki Height 180B Motu's Friend Yeti
50A Third Eye 181A Stone Man
50B Hungry Motu 181B Toys Attack
51A Makaan Maalik (Updated) 182A Ghasitaram The Cloud Man
51B Dog Training Center 182B Revenge Of John
52A Pari Ka Vardan 183A Motu Patlu in Mines
52B Tuition Teacher 183B Motu Patlu Ka Aam
53A Dragon Motu 184A Motu Ke Sapne
53B John Ka Badla 184B Furfuri Marathon
54A Friendship Gift 185A Motu Master Chef
54B Chote Chote Motu Patlu 185B Burey Fasen
55A Baby Alien 186A John'S Body Suit
55B Ek Se Badhkar Ek 186B Lakshman Rekha
56A Office Cleaning 187A Motu The Monkey Man
56B Ruck Motu Ruck 187B John Ek Roop Anek
57A Fauji Uncle 188A Shaitan Murga
57B Old Car Auction 188B John The Alien
58A The Golden Goose 189A Ajab Gajab Poster
58B Magical Scenery 189B Magical Coin
59A Chotu Ka Home Work 190A Chalaak John
59B Chuha Daud Billi Ayee 190B Metor Alien Attack
60A Motu Patlu Ka Dhamaal 191A Bahroopiye Patakhey
60B Jhatka Expiriment 191B Safety Book
61A Health Competition 192A John Ka Challenge
61B John The Gentleman 192B Electric Shoes
62A Snow Man 193A Yamraj Ka Ear Phone
62B Gold Coin 193B Motu Ki Chheenk
63A John Ka Jaal 194A Motu Ki Shadi
63B Sleepy Motu 194B John The Mosquito
64A Mandir Ka Khajana 195A Phata Poster Nikla Motu
64B Motu Patlu Ki Shooting 195B Dr.Jhatka Ki Ulta Pulta Machine
65A Mobike Ride 196A Tijori Ka Raaz
65B Motu Ka Jukam 196B Patlu Ki Beemari
66A Motu Ka Udhar 197A Rangeela Baba
66B Patlu Ki Bull Power 197B Jadoogarini Ka Seb(Apple)
67A Robot Horse 198A Shrinking Machine
67B Furniture Ki Dukaan 198B John Ka Bhoot
68A Motu Patlu Ka Dhaba 199A John The Circus Man
68B Giaent Se Mukabla 199B Alien Doll
69A Motu Patlu Ka Hawa Mahal 200A Doggy Days Out
69B Motu Ki Dosti 200B John Ka Bhookamp
70A Alien House 201A Magical Wrist Watch
70B Magical Book 201B Sachha Mann
71A African Safari 202A Devil's Stone
71B The Giant Roses (Updated) 202B Anti Theft Medicine
72A Cake Competition 203A Karamati Binoculars
72B Golf Course 203B Lucky Coin
73A Alien Ke Samose 204A Mehman John
73B Furfuri Nagar Ka Bhoot (Updated) 204B Magical Tattoos
74A Humpty Dumpty 205A Alien Ball
74B Magical Flute 205B Dayawan Motu
75A Motu Patlu in Space Ship 206A Shaitan Murti
75B Fancy Dress 206B Bakra
76A Shaitan Ice Cubes 207A Unbreakable
76B Motu Vs John 207B Ear Man Motu
77A Monkey Kingdom 208A Weight Machine
77B Motu Patlu in Hotel 208B Bold Se Old Laser Pen
78A Personality Change Machine 209A Police Van
78B Motu Patlu Photo Shop 209B Motor Cycle Ka Dhamal
79A Motu Patlu Aur Bunty Babblu 210A Heerey Ki Talash
79B Lambi Lambi Naak 210B Motu Ke Samosey Ki Dukan
80A Bura Na Mano Masti Hai 211A Lost Island
80B Motu Patlu Ka Makan 211B Furfuri Nagar Club
81A Bijli Gul 212A Machine Man
81B Dhahi Handi 212B Sitar Wala Kungfu Master
82A Golden Butterfly 213A Super Duper Fan
82B Motu Patlu Ka Hawayee Dhaba 213B Battery Power
83A Animal Park 214A Alarm Clock
83B Shopping Mall 214B Judwa Boxer
84A Holi Hai Bhai Holi Hai 215A Chingum Ka Farm House
84B Magic Bag 215B Johny Madadgar
85A Magnetic Motu 216A Samosa Vending Machine
85B The Kung Fu Master 216B Boxing Gloves
86A Birthday Dhamal 217A Bhalu Ka Aatank
86B Doggy Se Mukabla 217B Patlu Pahlwan
87A Jungle Me Mangal 218A Badal Mein Ghar
87B Hungama Ho Gaya 218B Motu Ke Baal
88A Future News Tab 219A Spin Rotator
88B Dog in the Well 219B Laal Pari
89A Shaadi Ka Dhamaal 220A Daldali Teer
89B Alien Patlu 220B Amusement Park Mein Dhamal
90A Motu Ka Sapna 221A Jadoogarni Ka Jhadu
90B Motu Patlu in Antartica 221B Jadoogar Joker
91A Intelligent Motu 222A Patlu Ki Race
91B Cycle Race 222B Inspector Patlu
92A Buzo Ko Bachana Hai 223A Motu Patlu Ball Game
92B Motu Balloon 223B Motu Ka Rona
93A Timepass 224A Motu Ka Gussa
93B The Electric Man 224B Motu Ki Roshni
94A Magical Scissors 225A Kushti Ka Mukabla
94B The Devil Toothpaste 225B Motu Patlu Ki Gift
95A John's Birthday Gift 226A Dr Jhatka Ki Washing Machine
95B Slow Motion Gadget 226B Diamonds And Balloons
96A Don The Magician 227A Wo Bhi Kya Din Thhe
96B The Life Of Rat 227B Motu Patlu in Frog World
97A Aadiwasi Ka Mukut 228A Hum Chor Nahin
97B Robot Of Furfuri Nagar 228B Donkey With Horn
98A Motu Patlu Ki Jodi 229A Ajnabi Chor
98B Bravery Competition 229B Motu Ki Umar
99A Ek Jinn Do Malik 230A John Ka Rumaal
99B The Bulk 230B Power Of Imagination
100A Rocky Ka Ghar 231A Shocking News Ka Shock
100B Cricket Match 231B Jyotishi Tota
101A The Battle Of Tree 232A Bubblegum Bomb
101B Naagon Se Panga 232B Motu Patlu The Truck Driver
102A Cylinder Ki Sawaari 233A Jailer Alien
102 B Positive Motu 233B Motu Patlu The Plumber
103 A The Treasure Hunt 234A Khamosh Motu
103 B John and the Hen 234B Hands Up Gun
104 A Motu The Scientist 235A TV Antenna
104 B Human Remote Control 235B Motu The Super Dog Man
105 A Motu Patlu Ki Car 236A Alien Chasma
105 B The Revenge Of Crows 236B Horn Please
106 A The Golden Chariot 237A Adventure Of Mansi And Akaash
106 B Auto Rikshaw 237B Motu Patlu in Jail
107 A Water Problem 238A Baazon Se Takkar
107 B Alien Hat 238B Guru Ho Ja Shuru
108 A Wish Point 239A Motu Patlu Aur Madhumakkhi
108 B Dhongi Jyotishi 239B Animal Converting Gadget
109 A Motu Patlu The Fire Fighter 240A Jaadui Anguthi
109 B The Magical Album 240B John Ki Chaal Motu Patlu Behal.
110 A Tabela 241A Khajaney Ki Taslash
110 B Traffic Police 241B Motu Ka Phone Ka Shauk
111 A Swimming Pool 242A Na Kehna Mana Hai
111 B Rupya Dus Karod 242B Dr Jhatka Ki Fighting Machine
112 A The Smart Missiles 243A Motu Patlu Pareshan
112 B Athwa Ajooba 243B John's Air Line
113 A Fire Ball Aliens 244A Chingum Hi Chingum
113 B Patakhey Ki Dukan 244B John The Robot
114 A Yog Guru Motu 245A The Scientist Neighbour
114 B Satellite Patlu 245B Naughty Motu
115 A House Cleaning 246A Motu Eraser
115 B Samose Wali Murgi 246B John Ek Icchhadhari Naag
116 A Ants Attack 247A John Shrinks Motu Patlu
116 B Tiger John 247B Bhullakad Motu
117 A Sevak John 248A Motu The Roller Skate Coach
117 B Bahaduri Puraskar 248B Motu The Grass Eater
118A Motu Ki Poonch 249A Motu The Running Man
118B Mermaid Patlu 249B Motu Patlu – The Best Commandos
119 A Baar Baar Lagataar 250A Motu The King Of Mummies
119 B April Fool 250B Motu Ke Andey
120 A Motu Ka Gadha 251A Remote Control
120B Motu Ka Commitment 251B Panni Ka Darr
121A Colour Changing Camera 252A Motu The Alien
121B Khatrey Ki Ghanti 252B John The Bee Man
122A Kal Karey So Aaj Kar 253A John Ka Body Guard
122B Bada Kabutar 253B Helpline
123A Mimicry Parrot 254A Good Luck – Bad Luck
123B Motu Patlu Ki Bus 254B The Crystal Camera
124A Dost No.1 255A Bahadur No. 1
124B Motu Ka Smart Phone 255B Motu Ke Sawal
125A Furfuri Nagar Ka Mayor 256A The Danger Man
125B Motu Twister 256B The Special Armour Suit
126A Motu Patlu Kidnapped 257A The Agreement
126B Motu Patlu Ka Ghar 257B Motu Patlu Laundry Shop
127A Commando Training 258A Motu Akbar The Great
127B Bolney Wali Moorti 258B The Golden Aliens
128A The Magical Bells 259A Motu The Doctor
128B Buri Nazar Waaley Tera Munh Laal 259B Machchar in the Car
129A John The Bodyguard 260A The Root Attack
129B The Evil Goggles 260B Bhooton Ki Lottery
130A Motu The King Of Tribe 261A The Flying Lift
130B Slippery Motu 261B Hansna Zaroori Hai

Merchandising and promotion[edit]

Since the inception of the television series, its creators, Lotpot magazine, Maya Digital Studios and Nickelodeon India are aggressively promoting its merchandising, the series products and tie-ups.[9][10]

In March 2014, Nick India tied up with the Yellow Diamond chips brand for promotion of its products across various media.[11][12] In November 2014 a major deal was signed by Horlicks for promotion of its brand with the series's characters in its marketing advertisements.[13]

Films[edit]

No. Title Premiere date
1 Motu Patlu in Wonderland! 10 July 2013
2 Motu Patlu Mission Moon
25 December 2013
3 Motu Patlu Deep Sea Adventure 19 May 2014
4 Motu Patlu Kung Fu Kings 23 October 2014
5 Motu Patlu Khazaane Ki Race 26 January 2015
6 Motu Patlu Kung Fu King Returns 14 June 2015
7 Motu Patlu in Carnival Island 22 October 2015
8 Motu Patlu: In Alien World! 14 February 2016
9 Motu Patlu in Double Trouble 29 May 2016
10 Motu Patlu 36 Ghantey Race Against Time 12 June 2016
11 Motu Patlu: King of Kings 14 October 2016
12 Motu Patlu: The Invisible Plane 25 December 2016
13 Motu Patlu in Dragon World 25 June 2017
14 Kung Fu Kings 3: Motu Patlu in Hong Kong 19 October 2017
15 Motu Patlu in Octopus World 24 December 2017
16 Motu Patlu in the City of Gold 29 April 2018
17 Motu Patlu Dino Invasion 24 June 2018
18 Kung Fu Kings 4: Motu Patlu and the Challenge of Kung Fu Brothers 21 October 2018
19 Motu Patlu The Superheroes: Supervillains From Mars 26 January 2019
20 Motu Patlu and Robo Kids 26 May 2019
21 Motu Patlu in the Game of Zones 25 December 2019
22 Motu Patlu The Superheroes vs Alien Ghost 28 June 2020
23 Motu Patlu's Dangerous Road Trip in Switzerland 25 October 2020

Broadcast history[edit]

Country Network Year{s}
India India Nickelodeon India Since 2012
Nick HD+[14] Since 2015
Rishtey Since 2016
Indonesia Indonesia Indosiar Since 2014
Kompas TV Since 2015
Bangladesh Bangladesh Maasranga Television Since 2015[15]
Nepal Nepal NTV Plus Since 2015
Pakistan Pakistan Nickelodeon Pakistan Since 2015
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka TV Derana 2016
Vietnam Vietnam[16] TBD TBD

Other media[edit]

Made-for-television films[edit]

  • Motu Patlu in Wonderland! – When Dr. Jhatka's experimental aircraft fails and crash-lands on an unknown island, they are expecting action and danger.[17]
  • Motu Patlu: Mission Moon – Motu Patlu struggle to stop a malevolent entity who has been converting the soil of the Moon to gold to incur profits.
  • Motu Patlu: Deep Sea Adventure – Motu Patlu are on a ship voyage, but after the sinking of their ship, they experience a marine journey.[18]
  • Motu Patlu: Kung-Fu Kings – An evil Martial Arts fighter named Tiger Chang comes to Furfuri Nagar and insults them. Motu seeks to train from Him Naresh to teach Tiger a lesson.[19][20]
  • Motu Patlu: Khazaane Ki Race – Motu and Patlu clash against John and Chamku Don to uncover a treasure hidden on Christmas Mountain.[21][22]
  • Motu Patlu: Kung Fu Kings Returns- When Timtim, Him Naresh's grandson gets kidnapped by a mysterious monster, Motu Patlu form an unlikely alliance with Tiger Chang to find him. They find out about a competition invites strange monsters held by Dr. Snake who is also the father of Timtim who turned into a snake due to his inventions and has kidnapped Timtim.[23]
  • Motu Patlu: Carnival Island! – Motu Patlu have to solve the mystery of the archenemy of Grandpa of Carnival Island, who is bent on destroying all of his creation.
  • Motu Patlu: 36 Ghante Race – Motu Patlu race against time for thirty six hours to solve the case of the theft of the Golden Car award.
  • Motu Patlu Alien World! – Motu Patlu travel to an extraterrestrial world to rescue Motu's father.
  • Motu Patlu in Double Trouble – After Chingum's wedding, Motu Patlu and friends find themselves mixed up with two scientists who look like themselves and two villains struggling for goals of each other.
  • Motu Patlu: The Invisible Plane - When there is a plane competition going on at Furfuri Nagar Airport, Angara and his men steal the Invisible Plane, the country's dream. Motu, Patlu, Dr.Jhatka, Chingum and Ghasitaram get a journey to a secret aircraft facility in the Arctic to find it. They also help the Yetis to save them from evil Angara.
  • Motu Patlu: In Dragon World - Motu Patlu and friends set out on a exciting mission to save green dragons from black ones in their mystical land.
  • Motu Patlu: In Hong Kong Kung Fu Kings 3 - Motu trains with Boneless Master in Hong Kong to defeat the most menacing villain of Hong Kong, Devil Don.
  • Motu Patlu: In Octopus World - Motu Patlu become friends with a goldfish and a baby octopus while working in a aquarium at Furfuri Nagar. They promised to help them go back to the sea safely and free the goldfish's family from an evil octopus queen.
  • Motu Patlu: – In The City Of Gold - Motu and Patlu are introduced to Dilawar Khan,one of the world's greatest horse-back riders. After Motu defeats him in a horse-back riding competition in Furfuri Nagar, Dilawar Khan and his wife Gule Bakawali uses his naivety and innocence against him by tricking him into finding the lost city of Gold for their own selfish gains. Dr. Jhatka, Ghasitaram and Inspector Chingam joins the duo to find the city.
  • Motu Patlu: – Dino Invasion - Motu and Patlu have to save Modern City from prehistoric dinosaurs who invade their world through a time portal and send them back to their respective land while protecting them from Skull, an evil hunter from Africa.
  • Motu Patlu: The Challenge of Kung Fu Brothers - Motu and Patlu embark on a journey to the outskirts of Tokyo where they meet two evil "Kung Fu Brothers". The brothers want to rule the whole world with their diabolical form of martial arts. Thus they challenge Motu Patlu to an ultimate kung fu battle. They have one month to learn advanced kung fu techniques with Crying Master.

Theatrical film[edit]

Inspector Chingum[edit]

A spin-off series titled Inspector Chingum originally premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 4 May 2018.[24] It was later telecasted on Hungama TV, Marvel HQ and Disney Channel.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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