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In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.Wikipedia

Moana Reviews


Although it possesses many of the hallmarks of a classic Disney adventure, the film’s real achievement is in delivering a heroine for our times – smart, brave, independent, opinionated, and one who doesn’t need a romantic interest to feel complete. In doing that, it succeeds where so many other films spectacularly fail.

Shalini Langer
Indian Express


Where Moana consistently hits the mark is the expanse it allows its heroine -- the length and breadth of an ocean -- with the film and the future of the world almost entirely resting on her shoulders.

Rohan Naahar
Hindustan Times


Moana is a terrific Disney movie; vibrant, joyful, with great music and enthusiastic performances. It is steeped in tradition, both of its many legendary predecessors and the colourful culture it celebrates.

Moana is a journey you want to get on. It doesn’t take you to places you don’t know but ones you actually like. 

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Times Of India


Moana literally means ‘the ocean’ and as the heroine conquers her namesake, she also conquers your heart. You won’t regret setting sail and voyaging with her.

‘Moana’ is traditional Disney, yet has a much more vaunted ambition of imparting life lessons -by going back in time, mining from the ancient folklore of Polynesian culture and myth, never seen before in mainstream Hollywood cinema. The film has an intriguing mythology of demons and demigods, inspiring a creation story with ancient fantasy that’s never been so wonderfully rendered.


The back and forth between Maui and Moana is of course the highlight of the film, and it’s a predictably sweet and emotional bond between the two. Anyone watching the film will be able to connect with at least one of these two characters and there’s always something to take away and learn from them.


Just like every Disney movie, this one teaches you a life lesson too. It teaches you to listen to your inner voice and believe in who you really are. Moreover, Johnson’s mind-blowing vocal performance makes him as charming in animation as he is in live-action adventures, and believe us, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this. With its inspiring messages, fascinating characters and memorable music, Moana awakens the child within you and is an excellent choice this weekend for moviegoers of all ages.


‘Moana’ is Disney with a difference...The directors behind ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ explore Samoan culture for this musical adventure.


Should you watch this? Yes. The matter-of-fact way that Moana is treated is heartening. No one doubts her because of her gender; only sometimes because of her youth.She's the princess Disney needed. Because it's 2016.

Audience Reviews for Moana

  • Rhiki Ranjan Neupane
    Rhiki Ranjan Neupane
    34 reviews
    Top Reviewer


    Best : Musical score , adventure , plot
    Weakness : Second half somehow loses grip , predictability

    May 18, 17
  • Pranay Jalvi
    Pranay Jalvi
    39 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Unwilling to fix what ain't broke, Disney hews pretty closely to its usual narrative structure in "Moana," while at the same time further expanding its geographical boundaries far from the original Germanic fairy tales that provided the studio's stories for so many decades. Rather than revel in the South Seas kitsch that gave us the Enchanted Tiki Room, this adventure pays fitting tribute to both the natural beauty and the creation myths of the Pacific Islands. If we're looking at the journey and not the destination, "Moana" is thoroughly entertaining if never completely groundbreaking. Moana does what is needed for a good Disney film. With outstanding Visual effects and good musical score, Moana will definitely make its nomination in Best Animated Picture in Oscars. I go with 4/5 for beautifully made Walt Disney creation 'Moana'.

    December 04, 16