Animation is the flavor of the season! There is a surge of animated films with a mythological angle that released this year: My Friend Ganesha 3, Bal Hanuman 2, Lava Kusa, and now, Ramayana – The Epic.
Released by Warner Bros and animation executed by Bollywood’s leading filmmaker Ketan Mehta’s Maya Digital Media, Ramayana – The epic is directed by debutant Chetan Desai who is known for his contribution in 3D animation, internationally.
Made in 3D, Ramayana – The Epic depicts the epic battle between the forces of good and evil with an amazing demonstration of heroism, and super powers. Produced by Deepa Sahi and Niraj Bukhanwala, the animated film has a star cast of Juhi Chawla, Manoj Bajpayee and Ashutosh Rana who lent their voices for the movie.
Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Chetan shared, “Ramayana – The epic is inspired from the ancient classic written over 4000 years ago by the great sage Valmiki. The story is still extremely popular and the moral lessons are still relevant today”.
The film boasts of a phenomenal ten thousand shots in a hundred and twenty scenes, with over 400 artists who worked on the project. Chetan further divulged that the film took two and a half years for the production process and a year and half was spent in carrying out pre-production. On the characterization of the film, he said, “By far, Ram was the most difficult character to portray since people already had an image of him. Hence, bringing to life his characteristics was the toughest task for us”
In this exclusive making of the animated feature, Bollywood Hungama gives you an insight on how the team at Maya brought out the greatness of Ramayana – The Epic. Courtesy Ketan Mehta, Paritosh Bhargava, Amalendu Mohanty, Godwin Fernandes and Maya Entertainment Studios.