Planes is a sweet little movie about a crop duster plane that harbors ambitions of winning a round the world race against strong racer planes but it afraid of heights.
The story as with all Disney movies, has some lessons about believing in oneself, the power of friendship and the benefits of helping others. All this told in as much a fun manner as possible so that kids learn without knowing it’s a learning (though my daughter Keya declared at the end that it had “pretty good morals” that you could learn.
The interesting part of the movie is the large reference to India. There is an Indian plane Ishani who is a racer plane and she takes Dusty our hero, to see the Taj Mahal in the India leg of the race, with A. R RAhman’s ‘bin tere kya jeena’ playing in the background. That they acknowledge the huge Indian market is seen from the fact that the other countries covered in the race such as China, Nepal and Mexico don’t get so much footage.
A fun watch for kids. Goview less