Animated ‘Dashavatar’ ready for June 13 release

May 30th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by admin  

Pune, May 30 (IANS) After “Hanuman” and “Krishna”, it is the turn of an animated mythological “Dashavatar”, about Lord Vishnu’s 10 incarnations, to entertain the audiences. Made on a budget of about Rs.120 million, the film is ready to take the Indian cinema halls June 13. Produced by Pune-based Phoebus Media and Anushvi Productions, the 115 minute 2D animated feature weaves together the fascinating stories of Lord Rama and Krishna, Parashuram, Vaman, Narasimha and Buddha, and how they descended on earth to rid the world of evil and save mankind.

Supriya Thakore, director Pheobus Media, spoke to IANS about the challenges involved in making of the movie.

She said: “In the beginning our challenge was trying out different designs to portray the characters, and then later putting the whole thing together. We didn’t want the movie to be like different episodes; it had been woven in single thread.”

Veteran Marathi poet Sandip Khare has penned the lyrics, sound design is by Vishwadeep Chatterjee and animation direction is by Abhijit Nene.

Anand Kurekar has given the musical score and the film has six catchy numbers sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Kunal Ganjawalla, Shaan, K.K., Shreya Ghoshal and Sanjeev Abhyankar. The Audio music has already hit the stands.

“The music actually forms the narrative part of the story. There is a fun number, when Mohini distributes the nectar as the Asuras watch. Another is a children’s song with lots of fantasy,” said Thakore.

Yesteryear’s Bollywood star Shatrughan Sinha’s voice has been used for narration. The other prominent voices will be of Shreyas Talpade, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sachin Khedekar, Tom Alter and Roopali Ganguly.

“What makes the new-age animated Indian films special is the fact that they are made on subjects related to our culture. The entire movie is made in India without any assistance of foreign countries unlike other animated films,” said Thakore.

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