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Inemea Nangathan - The first ever Animated film in Tamil

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Monday, February 05, 2007
Mayabimbam is a production house which is entering in to Tamil Cinema with new concept. Mayabimbham forayed into an area that lied virtually unexplored - animation films created specially for the Tamil audience. This endeavor has culminated in the world's first 3D Tamil animated Film Inimea Nangathaan. The film is entirely in tamil. All the characters can speak Tamil only. 'All the more reason why animation films should be made in a medium that can be understood by all in a format that can reach out to the suburbs and rural areas as much as it can cater to the big city audience.' Producer cum Director Venky Baboo said. In other Indian languages, this film is going to be released as 'V4'.

Further the producer says, 'The movie stands out amidst the 'cartoon clutter' of the world, as its characters, backgrounds, voices, storylines and music are fully "indianized". Tamil-speaking children in India and abroad can now grow up with characters that speak their own language - characters that are from their own neighbourhood,that look like them, dress like them, sing, play and walk like them. Like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck , Tom and Jerry, they are characters that will create history. Their names are Vaithi, Varathu, Vicchu, and Venky aka Govind in this film.

"The movie is made at a total budget of Rs 35 Million including post production. We at Mayabimbham are very proud of achieving our goal in a very short span of time. When we began, we were very confident that our movie would be the first 3D animated movie from India. However other Indian 3D features are already getting released. But we are still sure that we will be recognized for making an attempt to produce a quality feature film with characters llike those living around us in a contemporary style apart from mythological characters. It surely is the first 3D tamil animated feature. The idea is simply not about wanting to be first in doing things but what we mean is that we would love it if we could inspire other studios to follow their dreams and conviction and take the bold step of making their own content"

What is the Story?
Vicchu, Varathu, Vaithi and Govind-four friends from a small village, earn their livelihood from "Katha Kalakshepam" (a traditional form of story telling). Like every one they also have dreams and wishes to become rich and famous like Bill Gates but they do not wish to work hard for it. An old lady guides them to a Swamiji in his abode deep in the mountains to help them fulfill these wishes. After overcoming some interesting obstacles on their way, they meet the Swamiji. To their surprise! Swamiji promises to help them on the condition to get back his Holy Maala, which is guarded by a Rakshas in a Cave.Then the big adventure starts... they meet colorful sea-life characters, a dancing fakir, gold palace, the rakshas, deep-water magic and other interesting Characters. The glittering gold house in the mysterious cave evokes greed in the three friends.

In the motive of killing their friends for taking sole possession of the complete fortune, the three Varathu, Vaithi and Govind get themselves caught in exciting and funny incidents in the cave. There are four song sequences and a fight sequence in the feature film. Maestro Illayaraaja has sung for one of the songs.

The theme&moral of the story is:

'There is greed in everyone, and those who overcomes it, is the more complete and perfect person... and richer too!'

Maestro IIlayaraaja is the backbone of this venture. he has done an excellent This film has been jointly produced by Nag Ravi of 'ASE corporation'.

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