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Delhi Safari (डेल्ही सफारी) 2012

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BannerKrayon Pictures
DirectorNikhil Advani
WriterNikhil Advani
ProducerAnupama Patil, Kishor Patil
Music DirectorShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Film EditingAarif Sheikh
Art Director
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersShekhar Ravjiani, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Raghuvir Yadav, Shankar Mahadevan, Tarannum Mallik, Karsan Sagathia
Character Actor/Actress
Sultan / Bee Commander
Female Flamingo
Alex the Parrot
Male Flamingo / Hyena Cook
Man in Shades
The Director and Prime Minister
News Reporter
Hawa Hawai
Jari Booti Baba
Delhi Safari is the story of a journey undertaken by a leopard cub, his mother, a monkey, a bear and a parrot when the forest they live in is on the verge of destruction. Builders have encroached upon their forest and the animals decide to go to Delhi and protest in front of the parliament and ask the parliament some very simple yet pertinent questions they were thinking of– why has man become the most dangerous animal? Doesn't man understand that if the forests and the animals don't co-exist with humans, the balance of the ecosystem will be endangered? The film starts with Yuvraj (or 'Yuvi', for short) (Tara Strong in the English Version, and Swini Khara in the Original Hindi Version) saying that he lost his father, Sultan (Sunil Shetty) in the morning, but doesn't want to lose his home in any cost. The film carries a flashback of the morning with Yuvi and Sultan playing in the forest while his mother, Begum (Urmila Matondkar) enters. The two say something that gets Begum angry and she goes. Soon, Begum forgives Sultan and Yuvraj (following a song- her one weakness). However, while coming back, a whole pack of bulldozers come from nowhere and proceed to demolish the surrounding jungle. Begum manages to escape, but Yuvi and Sultan are trapped. In a bid to save Yuvi, Sultan catches Yuvi in his mouth and tosses him to Begum. However, he himself is killed by a human wielding a shotgun, making the whole forest a large enemy of the humans. A talk happens with attendants of all the animals in the area. Many believe that leaving their homes is the only way to survive; however, Bajrangi, a monkey (Govinda), says that he would beat out the wits of those men, and asks whether anyone knows anyone who knows language of humans. A white bird pipes up, saying he knows someone. Yuvi meets the white bird the next day, and asks who is the one he said about. The white bird says the animal he spoke of is Alex (Akshaye Khanna), a parrot who lives with a director, Vikram. Bajrangi, his "army" of two monkeys, Bagga the bear (Boman Irani) and Yuvi go and kidnap the parrot and convince him to go to Delhi with them to talk to the parliament and save their land. After a few good and bad experiences, Begum tells that no one is going to Delhi after listening to a tiger's story of how he only survived death at a human's hands by being a coward and forsaking his old ways; thankfully, following a pep talk, Begum changes her mind as soon after she sees Sultan's spirit and, with renewed hope, proceeds to Delhi. They finally reach Delhi and tell their message through Alex. In the last scene, it is shown the jungle is saved courtesy of a shared land act (with the area being called the "Sanjay Gandhi National Park-Borivali") and all are happy.
Release Date19-October-2012
FICCI Frames (2012):

Best Feature Film award

Infocom Assocham EME awards (2013):

Best animated feature

60th National Film Awards:

National Film Award - Best Animated Film

Screen Awards:

National Film Award - Best Animated Film

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