The first official theatrical trailer of India’s most expensive multi-starrer animation film Mahabharat is released. The trailer of the film was launched on the big screen with the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ram Leela’.
Produced by Kushal Gada, Dhavel Gada and Jayantilal Gada under the banner of Pen India Pvt. Ltd, ‘Mahabharat’ is the first animated film of the great Indian epic.
Top Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Sunny Deol, Vidya Balan, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher and others have given their voices to ‘Mahabharat’. The characters of the epic have been created keeping in mind these Bollywood actors.
Mahabharat is directed by Amaan Khan; the film stars megastar Amitabh Bachchan as Bhishma, Vidya Balan as Draupadi, Manoj Bajpai as Yudhistir, Sunny Deol as Bheem, Ajay Devgn as Arjun, Jackie Shroff as Duryodhan, Anil Kapoor as Karna and Anupam Kher as Shakuni mama.
The idea of keeping Bollywood’s popular faces as characters from this mythological epic is novel. These animated characters are not models of these actors, instead only their strong characteristics come across.
Interesting news is one of the producers Jayantilal Gada informed that none of the actors charged a penny for the film.
Film critics say, however, the first trailer of the film fails to impress with its unexceptional graphics in this age of technology. The only plus point of the film is that Jayantilal Gada has ensured a promising star cast.
Watch the official trailer of Mahabharat 3D:
Director Amaan Khan said it took him seven years to make this film. When asked how did Jayantilala Gada got the idea of making an animated form of the great Indian epic he said he had been wanting to make Mahabharat. It is such a big subject, with so many layers to it.
Since they decided to make an animation film, we thought it would be nice if each character has a face that people can identify and are familiar with, and instantly connect. So after studying each character, we contacted the actors and they supported us. That is because of our good will,said the director.
‘Mahabharat’ is all set to hit the theatres on Christmas, December 25, 2013.