Tapas Sinha's Safed Haathi (White Elephant) is one of the rare Indian movies made for children. It won the Indian National Award for the Best Children film. Movie is about the life of an orphan boy in a village near jungle and his friendship with an elephant. The child is saved by the elephant in the jungle and they become friend. Boy returns the favor later when the elephant is caught by an hunting king. And helps the animal in becoming free again.
Music is pleasing on ears but songs obstruct the flow of movie. And movie is too long - unnecessary songs and characters (producer, director, cameraman)- to hold attention of today's kids.
And that's the tragedy! Because "Safed Haathi" carries a beautiful message.
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