‘Ramayana - The Epic’ Indian animation comes of age

September 6th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

September 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): On this Dusshera, acclaimed filmmaker Ketan Mehta unleashes mythic storytelling and the expressive depth of computer animation in the form of “Ramayana ­ - The Epic’ a timeless tale of love and valor, virtue and honour. The film is a mythological adventure, picturized in a stylized and contemporary manner with quality action sequences rivaling international standards.

A Maya Digital Media production, “Ramayana - ­The Epic’ is one of the most ambitious and expensive full length animation feature films made in India. It has recreated the ancient classic like never before and possesses the enchantment and wonder of the original, presented with imaginative visual virtuosity and an aesthetic visual design.

“Ramayana ­ - The Epic’ has Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, and Ashutosh Rana lending their voices to the lead characters of Ram, Sita and Ravan respectively.

Ketan Mehta, the recipient of many National and International awards, says, “The legend Rama, the original Indian Superhero, is the most popular Indian story ever told. With “Ramayana ­ - The Epic’ Indian animation industry is scaling new heights. It is a spectacular audio visual experience far beyond any thing ever attempted in India with skills and designs matching international standards of Computer animation and Digital Visual effects. Art inspires technology, and technology inspires art.”

Chetan Desai the talented debutant director of the film and his team of techno – artists have worked tirelessly to create some of the most complex animated characters and costumes, spectacular virtual sets and landscapes to be produced in India and appear on the Indian screen. Innovative techniques and processes had to be invented to give it the epic scale and bring alive India’s past glory.

He further added, “”Ramayana-The Epic’ is the end result of nearly 5 years of hard work. The concept consumed me for nearly 3 years after which we worked on our computer screens day and night for over two years to come up with the final result. The film is like my first baby and will always have a special place in my career and life. Now all hopes are pinned on the audience- I hope they accept it with as much love as we have made the film with.”

Producer Deepa Sahi adds “”Ramayana-The Epic’ with its moving contemplation of mortality, human values and power of good over evil is a perfect piece of popular entertainment that will be watched and loved by all ages. Just like the classic tale it has action, emotion and vivid characters, and it always keeps moving forward.”

The film will be released on a grand scale across India with versions in Tamil, Telegu, Gujrati and Marathi as well as Hindi and English.

“Ramayana-The Epic’ is scheduled to release this Dussehra on 15th October 2010

– Sampurn Wire

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