Parents' Guide to

Delhi Safari

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Uneven and unnecessarily intense talking-animal tale.

Movie PG 2012 95 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 12+

It’s ok

I watched this movie when i was younger and don’t remember much about it. The only thing that i remembered from it was the environmental awarness issue which is, at best, a very important message. I never relized how unfamily friendly this movie was. It still has a few good moments in it but for the most part, all i can say is, it had lots if potiental
age 13+

Inappropriate content for an animated film

I should have read reviews before I started this movie. The content is really inappropriate for an animated film. There are many images of violence (with characters brandishing guns), gratuitous flashbacks of a parent death scene, a casting couch scene between a man and a woman with sexual innuendo, a scene mocking death. monkeys determined to start a war. I could go on and on. Beyond the inappropriate content for kids, the narrative doesn't make any sense. I don't think older kids would find any interest in the move or jokes.

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Too much violence

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There are too many disconnects in DELHI SAFARI to make it a must-see. Because it's dubbed into English, the sound and the mouth movements don't quite sync, and it's more noticeable and distracting here than in other dubbed films. The scene where the father leopard is killed is unnecessarily drawn out and extremely intense and upsetting. The animation is outdated, and some of the songs are pretty forgettable -- though the flamingo song and the end-credits routine are fun, Bollywood-style numbers.

On the bright side, the movie's eco-friendly messages are positive, but those are available in most animal tales. With so many homages and references to other animal movies (particularly The Lion King and Madagascar), this Indian import seems more like a copycat with a few Bollywood songs thrown in to the mix. This just isn't original enough to bother with unless your kids adore anything and everything featuring talking wild animals.

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