Mumbai: Hollywood studio Warner Bros has picked up distribution rights of animated feature film ‘Ramayana - The Epic´, slated for a Dussehra release on 15 October.
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.
It will be released in three languages simultaneously across India - Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
“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,” said Denzil Dias, deputy managing director (Theatrical), Warner Bros. Pictures, India.
Directed by debutant Chetan Desai, the film has Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, and Ashutosh Rana lending their voices to the lead characters of Ram, Sita and Ravan respectively.
The film promises to be a spectacular audio visual experience far beyond anything ever attempted in India with skills and designs matching international standards of Computer animation and Digital Visual effects.
“We want to take the most popular Indian story to a global audience. Warner Bros, with its reach and expertise, provides the ideal platform to launch this new avatar of Ramayana, where the past meets the future and mythology meets technology. Its the story of the original Indian superhero,” says Ketan Mehta, chairman and managing director.