Ghatothkach - an animation film based on a character Ghatothkach, son of Bhima and Hidimbi in Hindu mythology, is all set to release in seven different languages -- English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali. The 100-minute movie is expected to be released on May 23. The storyline of the film was taken from the all-time hit Mayabazar.
The Telugu version of the movie will be released in coming weeks by T-Series. The Hindi version of this film will be released by PVR Cinemas while the Tamil version will be released by Ayngaran International.
Talking about the technicalities involved in the making of this film, Suryadevara Vinod, producer of the film, told that there were 35 cameras employed for filming, the first of its kind in animation films shot in India. The film will be the best summer treat for the children this year, he added.
Ghatothkach, produced by the Hyderabad-based Sun Animatics India Private Ltd, is directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao who was noted for his silent movie Pushpak. He has earlier directed Son of Aladdin, a 3D animation film. In this forthcoming film, dubbing of the film has been done by a series of singers like S.P. Balasubramaniam, Deler Mehandi, Shreya Ghoshal, Sudesh Bhonsle and Shaan. Editing is by Asmith Kundar, background music by Praveen Mani.
The Prince of Light: The Legend of Ramayana (1992), Pandavas – The Five Warriors (2000), Hanuman (2005), Ganesha (2005), Krishna – The Birth (2006), Krishna – The Makhan Chor (2007) were the other famous animation films in India based on Hindu mythology.