News|September 16, 2010 7:43 am

Warner Bros Buys Distribution Rights of Ramayana—The Epic

It seems that now Hollywood is not only interested in Hindi feature flicks, but also in animated flick that’s why Warner Bros has taken the distribution rights of an animated feature film, ‘Ramayana — The Epic’ directed by debutant director, Chetan Desai.

The film is based on depicting Lord Ram breaking the ‘Siva Danush. Produced by Maya Digital Media, ‘Ramayana — The Epic’ is one of the most ambitious and expensive full length animation feature film to be made in India.  Denzil Dias, Deputy Managing Director (Theatrical), Warner Bros Pictures, India, stated,

“Chetan Desai’s version of this epic has taken animation films in India to the next level. Warner Bros. Pictures is delighted to be associated with this project,”

Director Chetan Desai said,

“’Ramayana — The Epic’ marks the coming of age of Indian animation. About 400 persons worked on the project for five years with the best technology available in the world.”

“Innovative techniques and processes had to be invented to give it the epic scale. It has the budget of a full fledged Bollywood film.”

Chetan stated that Ramayan is a timeless classic and a perfect story to be told on screen. The filmmaker said,

“It’s still alive in the hearts and minds of people. The film is of 100 minutes duration and the story spans from the birth of Lord Ram till he comes to Ayodhya defeating Ravan.”

“With this movie, Indian animation industry is scaling new heights. It is an spectacular audio visual experience far beyond any thing ever attempted in India with skills and designs matching international standards of Computer animation and Digital Visual effects. Art inspires technology, and technology inspires art.”

The film has Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, and Ashutosh Rana lending their voices to the lead characters of Ram, Sita and Ravan respectively.