The Donkey King – A Donkey Full Of Political Satire
After 3 Bahadur Series, Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor and few other animated movies, Aziz Jindani (The Safeguard fame) brings The Donkey King to the cinemas in Pakistan. Many senior actors like Jan Rambo, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Javed Sheikh, Irfan Khoosat, Ismail Tara, Hina Dilpazir and Mani etc. have given their voices to the characters. Let’s see if this animated movie is suitable for all ages or not.
The Donkey King – Trailer
The story of The Donkey King revolves around a donkey named Mangu (Jan Rambo) who lives with his uncle (Ismail Tara) and accidentally becomes the king of the Azad Nagar (Animal Kingdom) with the help of a plotting, scheming and treacherous Miss Fitna (Hina Dilpazir). What happens next after Mangu becomes the king is what The Donkey King is all about
The Donkey King is set on a political plot and is loaded with political satire extracted from the recent situation of Pakistan. There are characters which are hugely inspired from actual political personalities. Even there are some characters which are inspired from current affair anchors from Pakistani TV channels. The Donkey King is an animated film which might not be understood by kids or people with zero political interest or knowledge as most of the jokes are based on politics.
The script is smartly written and is majorly inspired from the current political scenario of Pakistan. We usually listen to such lines and statements on our TV Channels in political and current affair programs every now and then. There are few good punchlines and they are witty as well.
The music of The Donkey King is quite average. Title track leads and is very nicely penned. Inky Pinky Ponky is also good. For any animated movie lip-sync and animations are two major elements which are of significance. The lip-syncing of The Donkey King falters and is unimpressive.
The Donkey King – Movie Review
The tagline of The Donkey King shouldn’t be “The Film For All Ages” but “The film for politics and current affair fanatics, as they will be able to relate and enjoy the script more than kids.