Delhi Safari (2012) is an animated Indian movie in Hindi. It is available in both 3D and 2D versions. This film is directed by Nikhil Advani and features the voices of Govinda, Akshay Khanna, Suniel Shetty, and Urmila Matondkar.
The movies theme is the destruction of wilderness and the displacement of animals due to human encroachment. The story begins in Mumbai. A builder encroaches into the forests in a national park. The trees are cut down, habitats destroyed, and the builders even kill animals to facilitate their project.
One of the victims of the destruction is a leopard cub named Yuvraj or Yuvi. He not only loses his home, but also his father, Sultan. When the builders descend on the forest with their bulldozers, Sultan is playing with Yuvi. In the resulting chaos, Sultan tosses Yuvi to his wife Begum, to save him. But Sultan himself is shot down by the construction crew.
Angered by all the wanton destruction and killing, the animals of the forest, led by a militant monkey named Bajrang, decide to stage a protest. Bajrang, Begum, Yuvi, and Bagga the Bear decide to march to Delhi and protest in front of the Parliament.
They decide that they need someone who can speak the language of the humans. So, they kidnap a parrot, Alex, and take him along as their interpreter. They set off on their journey to make the government take notice of their plight.
The journey of the animals from Mumbai to Delhi forms the major part of the film and, just like any other Indian movie, this movie has several song and dance sequences. These are used to highlight the plight of animals displaced by habitat destruction and to get the message of ecological responsibility across to children.
There is also an English version of the movie, featuring the voice talents of international actors. This DVD is the Hindi version. Delhi Safari songs have been set to music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The background score was composed by Tubby-Parik. The film has a U rating, and a runtime of 92 minutes. The DVD has been released by Shemaroo.