Turning Red Review Following the Disney Pixar-produced toy story A Bug’s Life The Incredibles Finding Dory and the most recent, Luke, is the sequel to Turning Red, which revolves around the life of a teenage girl. The film is coming to Disney Plus Hotstar on March 11.
Manoj Vashisht, New Delhi. Disney Pixar’s film Turning Red is one of those animation films, which in a light-hearted way, say the big philosophy of life. Generally considered to be a children’s department, animation films have the power to teach and explain a lot to adults as well. One such story shows the Disney Pixar film Turning Red, which is coming to Disney Plus Hotstar on March 11.
In adolescence, a lot happens to girls physically and mentally, which is not easy to understand. Sometimes fear, sometimes audacity, are the most important emotions of this age. Director Domi Shea tackles this important topic of teenage years with the help of animated characters in a very sensitive and interesting manner.
At the center of the story is 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian Melin Lee, whose life is limited to school and friends. He has a great love for a boy band. In addition to school and friends Miriam, Priya and Abby, Melin is also a devoted daughter who is always ready to help Ming Ming.
A big and shocking twist in Melin’s life comes when she turns into a giant red panda one night. Mother reveals that this is an old secret of their family, whenever her feelings turn, she will turn into this giant creature. If seen, it is analogous to the character of Melin and the transformation into Red Panda. Now Melin’s life ahead is a depiction of this change and the challenges it brings.
Turning Raid is such an animation film, which takes the viewer in its lap with the synergy of its narrative and visuals and gradually the viewer starts drowning in the circumstances of the film. There is sometimes a sense of humor with Melin’s character, and sometimes there is also sympathy for her condition. Every frame of the film decorated with colors makes its impact and entertainment intense. It is interesting to watch friendship, family ties and childhood innocence.
In animation films, along with character sketches, voices play a major role in establishing the mood of the character. The voice decides and presents the personality of that character or character. Rosalie Chiang is the voice of Melin Lee. Rosalie’s voice strikes a chord with Melin’s strong-willed and overwhelmingly spirited character. Ava Morse voices the character of Miriam. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan voices Priya, while Hine Park voices the character of Abby.
This is director Domi Xi’s first feature film. It is written by Xi along with Julia Cho and Sarah Streicher. The combination of different cultures and peoples through the characters in the story of Turning Raid broadens its canvas. Turning Red Symbolically commenting on the emotional needs of teenage girls and talking about periods without hesitation.
Turning Raid’s writing gives all the supporting characters a chance to develop and they don’t feel incomplete. The humor is undercurrent in the writing of Turning Raid. The film, which is about 90 minutes long, leaves a pleasant impression. After Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, Finding Dory and the most recent Luke, Disney Pixar has another great offering, Turning Red. Along with English, the film is also coming in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
Cast: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Hine Park etc.
Director- Domi Shea
Platform- Disney Plus Hotstar
Duration- 90 Minutes
Rating- ***1/2 Star