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Finally, an animated movie that dishes up entertainment. Animated movies, in India haven’t yet been up to the mark, but Goel Screencraft and I-entertainment give it their best shot this time around. Directed by the multifaceted Jyotin Goel, Bird Idol feeds into the media frenzy around the singing competition, Indian Idol. Close on the heels of the sixth season of American Idol, Bird Idol is a mix of desi flavour, life in Mumbai city, the influence of reality TV and the unending story of breaking the mold.
The story begins with a pair of birds running away from their forest home to live in ' anonymity' in the cosmopolitan city. The reason: primeval laws of the land - no interbreed unions (a prehistoric novel idea?) Their life in the city is a polished one, their rockstar kid, Hummi, growing up oblivious to his parents’ rocky past.
In a world of traditional bird music, Hummi dares to bring ' Human music' to the stage. He is confronted by traditionalists and other birds that are not so welcoming of the trend setter. But not all is sweet and well in a story of birds in love, singing in trees. A dose of drama is served up in the form of probably the films only dark character, the vulture – Dhamki (get it??)
This animated feature, though well done in terms of animation and dubbing, is just another Bollywood dramarama. The songs sound like you’ve heard them before and some of the dialogues are stolen (Anu Malik style, except most of the material is taken from Bollywood itself). This is a movie that is overdone with metaphoric meaning, if you care to look behind the slapstick gullible comedy for the mediocre. Goel has her heart in the right place in telling her story, but falls short in her attempt to send her message across.
If you do not care for the subtext, leave your intellect at the door when you watch the film. It is street humor dished up mumbaikar style, which is entertainment in its own right. Kids will love this movie for what it is. If you’re looking for light heart animated comedy, this is a sure shot one time watch this weekend!
Review by: Apphia Kumar
Bird Idol Reviews by Twitter Users:
Entertainment Daily reviewed on 2010-04-25 at 08:31:23Z
' Bird Idol' - funny, intelligent and imaginative (IANS Movie Review)
Al Burque reviewed on 2010-04-24 at 11:48:32Z
Juhi Chirps In Bird Idol: After being recognized as a talented actress and a s...
Aniruddha Guha reviewed on 2010-04-24 at 09:51:29Z
Which critics are these!? Surprise, surprise. Bird Idol' s managed to a please the critics after all! So has Apartment..
Buzzine Bollywood reviewed on 2010-04-24 at 05:56:48Z
Bird Idol: Top-notch dialogue, lovable heroes, mesmerizing music and humor will bring the kid out of even the olde...
AllBollywood reviewed on 2010-04-23 at 18:21:15Z
Critics Reviews For Bird Idol: Movie Grade: C- Score: 45 %
Review Gang reviewed on 2010-04-23 at 15:08:46Z
Bird Idol received mostly positive reviews. Looks like a good movie for kids
Mark John O Reardon reviewed on 2010-04-23 at 14:18:27Z
Movie Review: Bird Idol(2010): Directed by: Kunal Vijaykar Rating: 2/5 Kunal Vijaykar' s efforts to make a comedy f...
Amitav reviewed on 2010-04-23 at 05:30:27Z
Filmi Friday: Kuchh Kariye. Is City of Gold mein ek Bird Idol toh milna mumkeen hai, par ek achha Apartment nahin!
Bollywood Reviews reviewed on 2010-04-23 at 05:30:10Z
Bird Idol is watchable in parts, but the lack of awareness will make the effort go unnoticed....
Deepa Gahlot reviewed on 2010-04-23 at 05:28:25Z
City of Gold: Good idea, over-the-top execution; Bird Idol not bad at all; other films this week... don' t even think about them!
Carissa Gan reviewed on 2010-04-22 at 06:55:52Z
If a crow auditions for Bird Idol, it' d win for perfect imitation of " Cry Of The Wounded Bird" .
shubhra gupta reviewed on 2010-04-22 at 00:44:02Z
There' s hope for Indian animation. The improbably named Bird Idol is bright, peppy fun, appropriate to announce on
gupsip reviewed on 2010-04-20 at 17:11:54Z
Juhi sings in Bird Idol
KyaZoonga reviewed on 2010-04-20 at 07:14:11Z
Directed by Jyotin Goel, Bird Idol is an interesting and fun animation flick with a fascinating storyline.
stranger reviewed on 2010-04-20 at 04:43:55Z
" Apartment" , " City of Gold" , " Bird Idol" , " Kuchh Kariye" and " Muskurake Dekh Zara" - all the films have Mumbai as the backdrop for themes
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