The Donkey King Film Description
The Donkey King 2018 Pakistani computer animated comedy film directed by Aziz Jindani. The film features the voices of Jan Rambo, Ismail Tara, Hina Dilpazeer, Ghulam Mohiuddin, and Jawed Sheikh. It was released in Pakistan on 12 October 2018 by Geo Films and Talisman Studios.
In August 2018, first look of the animated film was released, directed by Aziz Jindani, developed and produced by Talisman Studios and Geo Films. Director Jindani revealed that he had the idea of the film since 2003, and started working on the film in 2013 during working on his Commander Safeguard animated series. The film stars the voices of Jan Rambo, Ismail Tara, Hina Dilpazeer, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Shabbir Jan, Jawed Sheikh and others.
The teaser of the film was released on 20 August, and trailer on 23 September.
The release date announced for the film was 13 October 2018, though it released a day earlier. It was premiered on the same day at Nueplex Cinemas, in DHA, Karachi.
Prior to its release, a legal petition was made that demanded a ban on the film due to its title song making humour of Raja caste. However, it was dismissed by Islamabad High Court. Some other politicial controversies and fake videos related to the film also appeared, which Geo Films and Talisman Studios clarified legally.
Box office Edit
The film recorded the biggest opening in Pakistan for any animated film with collecting ₨ 36 lakh. It also recorded the biggest single day for animated films by hitting ₨ 1 crore mark locally on its second day. It also beat the one week record of Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor at local box office within just a weekend, by collecting around ₨ 2.75 crore. It made over ₨ 4 crore in its first week. The film earned ₨ 3.78 crore on its second weekend, which is more than the gross of it’s first weekend. It became the highest grossing Pakistani animated film within its second week, breaking the previous local box office record of 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam having about ₨ 8.1 crore. It made ₨ 9.1 crore in its two weeks. It then also recorded second biggest third weekend for any Pakistani film, behind Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2, by collecting ₨ 3.85 crore, which is itself greater than its second weekend.