Akshaye Khanna, Boman Irani, Govinda, Urmila Matondkar, Suniel Shetty, Swini Khara
|Delhi Safari is a bilingual stereoscopic 3-D animation film directed by Nikhil Advani. It has been produced by Krayon Pictures (a Pune based 3D animation studio) and People Tree Films. The film features the voices of Akshaye Khanna, Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Boman Irani, and Urmila Matondkar. The screenplay of the film is written by Girish Dhamija and Suresh Nair. The film traces the journey of five animals and birds from Mumbai to Delhi. The music of the film is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, while the lyrics are penned by Sameer. It is India's first stereoscopic 3D animation feature film.|
The English version of the film has voices by Jason Alexander, Carey Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Lynch, Vanessa Williams and Brad Garrett.
Delhi Safari has been created around a very environmental theme. It's the story of a journey undertaken by a cub leopard, his mother, a monkey, a bear and a parrot because their forest (home) has been destroyed by man to build a colony. These 5 animals are determined to reach Delhi - the capital of India - and ask the Indian Parliament some very simple questions - why has man become the most dangerous animal? Doesn't man understand that if the forests and the animals don't exist, man will cease to exist? Their journey will make you laugh, cry and think.
It is just another day. The animals of Borivali National Park wake up and go about their business as usual. It is an ordinary day for each of them except Yuvi, the young leopard cub. For him it is going to be a day that will change his life forever. For today is the day that he will learn the importance of tradition from his father Sultan - Leader of the Leopards. But his lessons will remain unfinished and end in tragedy, as Sultan will find himself surrounded by humans that will hunt him down and kill him. Humans who have a simple agenda - clear the forests, kill the animals and construct multi-storey buildings. So begins our story… a story of how a group of animals - a leopard cub named Yuvi and his mother Begum along with Bajrangi the hot tempered monkey and Bagga the bear, his anger management guru decide to take their petition to the leader of the humans in Delhi - the ministers that work in the parliament. To achieve this impossible achievement they must do two things. One - kidnap Alex the parrot who can speak the language of the humans and can become the voice of the animals. And two - travel from Bombay to Delhi.
They manage to do the first one only to be stuck with a parrot that is less animal and more human and only wants to be taken back to his plush apartment in Hiranandani Complex. The second problem however, is a little more difficult - the journey. As the animals make their way from Bombay to Delhi they hitch rides in trains and trucks and walk across mountains and rivers. They meet other animals, some who embrace them and help them, and others that want to destroy them. And if the external enemies are not enough to contend with, they fight, quarrel and almost end up destroying each other. The journey across the country becomes a journey where enemies become friends and a family comes together to fight for what rightfully belongs to them - A HOME.