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.