Monday Oct 29, 2018
The Donkey King continues to impress audiences of all ages, as the film has raked in over Rs130 million at the box office since its release.
The film released on October 13 across Pakistan under the banner of Geo Films, shattered box office records held by other animated films by collecting Rs40 million in its first week.
The film has overtaken 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam as the highest grossing animated film in Pakistan.
Written, directed and co-produced by Aziz Jindani, The Donkey King is equally popular among the young and the old.
The film's brisk pace together with top-notch visuals and voiceover quality makes it a treat to watch for all ages. The catchy title track 'Donkey Raja' and dialogue 'My name is Mangu Mangu Jan Mangu — the washing machine' has caught the attention of children.
What makes The Donkey King unique is its relatable storyline and interesting characters. The tongue and cheek dialogues only add to the film's overall entertainment value.
The film's stellar cast includes renowned actors such as Afzal Khan (aka Jan Rambo) who was brilliant as the lead character Mangu. It was a treat to hear top actress Hina Dilpazeer's voice playing Miss Fitna and the legendary Ghulam Mohiuddin as Badshah Khan.
While the colourful setting and catchy music will leave the kids under Mangu's spell, the mature audience is also set to enjoy the hidden meaning behind politically-charged dialogues and characters.