Bheem Bheem Bheem, Chhota Bheem Bheem Bheem… the song was an anthem of sorts for all the kids who showed up for the morning show of this film!
They giggled when Bheem gulped down his favourite laddoos and even clapped when he punched the bad guys. Immensely popular on TV as well, the Chhota Bheem franchise has become one of the most popular animation series in India and rightly so. The characters are adorable. There is enough and more humour that can entertain people of all age groups and the story-telling keeps you hooked.
As far as story is concerned, as we all know, Bheem’s biggest power is his strength and this film too revolves around it. He plays a saviour once again. This time, he takes up a task of saving the people of Bali from the clutches of cruel witch Rangda who wants to destroy their god to become the mightiest. On the other hand, Bali’s Prince Arjun seeks revenge from the witch as she holds his parents, the king and the queen captive. Bheem and his friends Chutki, Raju, Jaggu, Kalia, Dholu-Bholu promise to support Arjun. Can the tiny gang win the battle?
Just over two hours, the film does not drag or sound preachy unlike most other Indian animation films based on mythological characters. The director keeps his story-telling simple and sweet. There are no unnecessary characters. Songs take the story forward and add to the fun. The epic war towards the end too is nicely executed.
Most importantly, the animation quality is way better than its Indian contemporaries. It’s a perfect vacation film for kids. You too can accompany them. The film will make you smile.
Known for his bravery and strength, can Chhota Bheem rescue the people of Bali from the black magic of evil witch Rangda?
The Times of India