New Delhi, March 29 -- In Tim Burton's version of the Disney story, the baby elephant, born in a circus van, had me at the first flap of his oversized ears. Writer Ehren Kruger adapts the 1941 animated classic about a miracle elephant that can fly. The 112-minute live action film is set in 1921, with Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) returning home from the war missing one arm. He is reunited with his two children, Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins), who had to deal with their mother's death on their own as they awaited their soldier father's return to their home at the circus.

The Medici Brothers travelling circus is a shadow of its former self. Holt's horses, which once made him the showcase act, have been sold and circus owner Ma...