Animation film 'Ghatotkach' premiers in Mumbai

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Mumbai, May 23 :The premiere of the much awaited animation film 'Ghatotkach-Master of Magic' was held in Mumbai on Thursday.

The film is an international collaboration of six countries namely United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Philippines and India.

Animation films in India are still in a nascent stage and 'Ghatotkach-Master of Magic' will be the first non-mythological film to be released in the country.

This movie is co-produced by Shemaroo Entertainment and Sun Animatics.

In the film, there are eight foot tapping numbers catering to all age groups and prominent singers master Shravan, S.P Balasubramanium, Chitra, Kalyani, Shrinivasan and Shwetha have lent their voices to the songs. Sameer has penned its lyrics.

Master Shravan, a child artist who has lent his voice for the main track of the film, said it was fun to sing for the movie.

"I was very excited because it is an animation film.So I enjoyed the experience and I was ready for recording," Shravan Suresh, a child artist.

It is the second animation film from the Shemaroo camp.The first film which tasted success at the box office was Bal Ganesha.

The film 'Ghatotkach-Master of Magic' essays the story of 'Ghatotkach' or 'Ghattu' who is the prince of the forest and is blessed with extraordinary powers. He experiences loads of fun with his magical powers, but also uses them to protect everyone around him.

People associated with the venture said this is a family entertainment movie with musical tracks that offer fun and magic.

"The movie is about how Ghatotkach grows up, the magical power he has,and how he loves to have fun, lots of food and saves a baby elephant called Gajju with whom he has a life long friendship. It's got a lot of fun, magic, music and it has seven songs. It's a total family entertainment film," said Smita Maroo, the producer of the film.

Sudesh Bhosle, a prominent Bollywood singer, who has also sung in the movie, appreciated its making .

"It's a good thing.So far,we have brought movies from foreign countries and dubbed them and showed them to our children. But now,our own artists are making such movies and it is being appreciated," said Bhosle.

Directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, a veteran in the industry , the film joins her masterpieces like Pushpak, Appu Raja, Mayuri and the Son of Aladdin.

ANI

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