Release date: October 2008 (India)
Sized Ind Ind Ind_MBd_MB: 300MB
_Film-Was_Directed-By: R.D. Mallik
Screenplay: Kharaj Mukhherjee
Music director: Jeet Ganguly
Producers: Rajiv Bahety, Sunil Bahety
Two ant kingdoms, red and black, are constantly at war among themselves. Things get worse when a red ant gets into a tiff with an ant of the opposite camp. Actually, this is the first Indian animation film with some great voice-overs. If Anjan Srivastava and Mahesh Manjrekar create fetching characters in the form of the two rival ant kings, then Ashish Vidyarthi is absolutely engaging as Ghunn, the evil termite who plays havoc with the two kingdoms for personal gain. The villain of the show ends up the real hero, courtesy some fine nuances by the actor who seems to have faded away from the big screen.
Ironically, the dramatic voice-overs fail to create fireworks, since the animation is still amateurish, specially the backdrop which seems like painted screens. Sad, since the story too had a lot of masala that could bring in the kiddies with its war and peace story of two ant kingdoms who end up killing each other on the behest of a bunch of outsiders. It takes the wisdom of a wise old spider to make them see reason and drive out the scheming third party that wants to make merry at their expense.