Although animation films haven't really made a mark in India, the
fortunes could change for better with UTV, Karan Johar and now
Ketan Mehta in the fray. Ketan Mehta, who has worked with some of
the biggest names in the business like Aamir Khan and Shahrukh
Khan, is back after a sabbatical. And this time it's with an
animation film called Ramayana – The Epic, which has been
directed by Chetan Desai.
This writer had an exclusive dekko at the first promo of
Ramayana – The Epic and I wish to add that one is
mesmerized by the stylish and contemporary manner in which the
makers have narrated the story. Slated for release on Dashehra
(15th October), the film will be released in six versions
simultaneously across India - Hindi, Tamil Telugu, Marathi,
Gujarati and Bengali. Hollywood giant Warner Bros. is distributing
the film in India.
The first promo will be launched tonight (Thursday) amidst
industry bigwigs at an event in Mumbai.