Kantaben (Juhi Chawla) runs an orphanage and funds it by mostly running a small-scale pappad business. One rainy night, she finds a baby abandoned in a basket, outside her orphanage. She takes him in and nurtures him. The circumstances in which she finds the baby, reminds her of Lord Krishna’s birth and childhood. She thus names the boy (Namit Shah) Krishna. Krishna suffers from epilepsy. Things change for better for the boy, after he befriends Lord Krishna.
The film is not a full-fledged animation film. Barring lord Krishna’s character and a few portions, the rest of the film is not animation. We wish the animation part was more as without it, the dramatic story isn’t as effective and engaging.
The animated Lord Krishna is super cute and is the reason why you forgive the disjointed storyline. He is the hero of the film. The animation is decent if not first-rate.
Juhi Chawla plays a Gujarati character and we aren’t sure if that is the reason why she chooses to go loud with her dialogues and expressions in most scenes. She makes you feel as if you are in a Kurkure commercial! She becomes subtle eventually for good.
Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan are seen in special appearances. While Katrina’s looks like a forced scene, Hrithik impresses even in the small but emotional scene he features in. The film, in fact, seems inspired by Hrithik’s Koi Mil Gaya, where he overcomes all his short-comings after befriending an alien. Here it is Lord Krishna who creates magic and makes the world a better place.
Social issues have been unnecessarily added to the story. Child labour, discrimination on the basis of skin colour, milk being mixed with dangerous chemicals… add nothing to the story.
It is the presence of Lord Krishna that will make the kids in particular, ignore the flaws and enjoy the film which has both mischief and tears.
An orphan boy, who longs to have his own parents someday, finds happiness when he befriends Lord Krishna.