Kids Movie Review

Ghatothkach (2008)

Yesterday I took my son and his cousins to this movie – “Ghatothkach“. As Sathyam Cinemas website was down I used their door delivery facility for getting the tickets which was very convenient and you had to pay only Rs.75 extra for the service.

Ghatothkach / Ghadothkach / Ghadothgach

In Mahabharat epic Ghatothkach is the son of Bheema (Pandavas). Ghatothkach inherits immense strength from his father and wonderful magic powers which he uses for good. With this one line story from the epic and inspired by the 1957 live action film Mayabazar, Ghatothkach movie gives a clean entertainment for kids. The movie is directed by legendary director Mr.Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.

My kid loved the scenes where Ghatothkach and his pet elephant utters the magic words “Ambilica Bambulica”.  Having seen the Tamil Mayabaazar movie and the song “Kalyana Samayel Saatham” (Same video clip in Telugu here) I expected the scene in the movie to be more grand and entertaining, but it was very brief here. The movie ends kind of suddenly before you expect the end. There is nothing for grown-ups in the movie other than the superb animation and music. My wife slept through the 90 minutes film. Good time pass for kids in the summer.

1 Comment

  • Thanks for posting this! I am planning to take my kid to this movie.
    I am huge fan of the old classic, Mayabaazar. I hope my son will prefer watch Mayabaazar after getting introduced to the legacy of Ghatothkach :-)