Published in Geo, on Oct 17th, 2018,
The Donkey King is not only breaking box office records and winning the hearts of the old and young alike but is also satisfying taste buds.
The owner of an ice cream parlour in Sargodha seeing the popularity of the movie decided to name one of the flavours Donkey King.
“Geo launched The Donkey King which is an outclass movie. We decided to come and taste the ice cream named after it,” said a customer at the ice cream parlour. Children at the parlour were also excited to taste the new flavour and said the loved the film.
The Donkey King has smashed previous box office records by a Pakistani animated film. Over its opening weekend, the film collected over Rs35 million.
The blockbuster movie revolves around entertainment, politics, and entertainment. More than 10 million hits on The Donkey King’s track, trailer, and teasers on Facebook and YouTube speak of its reception on the internet.
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.