India’s most expensive 2D animation film Lava Kusa

 Prem Babu Sharma

 This Dussera children and families are in for a real treat as they watch the adventures of the mythological twins, Lava and Kusa, the sons of Rama and Sita, come alive in India’s most expensive Hindi 2D animation film Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins. Action, adventure, and values…. you get them all in this wholesome family entertainer presented by PEN, produced by RVML animation and released by Suniel Wadhwa from ‘52 weeks entertainment Inc’ in India. The Hindi version film is due to hit the theatre on October 8, 2010 across 200 screens in India.

‘At a time when our children are bombarded with all things Western it is difficult to get them acquainted with Indian mythology. We have to provide them content that is meaningful and also exciting,’ notes Rayudu V. Sashank Creative Director & Producer of Lava Kusa. ‘This film does just that. The quality of entertainment and expertise in animation is truly world-class’. ‘Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins will add an extra zing to the festive season this year, the first offering from Pen’s stable of animation films. Children and families are sure to enjoy the film.’ says Dhaval Gada from PEN.

The film has voice over by Arun Govil (for Ram), Vindu Dara Singh (Hanuman), Dharmesh Tiwari(Aswamedha Horse). Directed by Dhavala Satyam, first time on Indian celluloid in animation, Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins is the tale of two endearing twins, Lava and Kusa, growing up in the forest with their mother Sita and sage Valmiki. As young men they pit their strength against Rama, the absentee father who has aggrieved their mother. This story from the Ramayan depicts the determination of the twins and the adventures they have as they journey towards their aim, getting their father to redress the wrongs he’s done to their mother.

Music plays a key role in Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins, which will be released in Hindi. The music is composed by globally acclaimed Music Director late L. Vaidyanathan of Malgudi Days andPushpaka Vimanam fame. In this film the music blends traditional Indian with Western instruments in a way that has never been seen in mythological films here. National award winners, K. J Yesudas, Vijay Yesudas, Shankar Mahadevan, Chitra and Sadhana Sargam have rendered the five songs in the movie. The Hindi lyrics have been penned by Pt. Kiran Mishra, Telugu by renowned poet and lyricist Veturi Sundararama Murthy and Tamil by Pirai Sudan. sketches, which make the film a visual grandeur on 70 mm, backed by music by the maestro L Vaidyanathan that add to the story telling appeal unlike live action film. Over a 100 soundtracks were mixed to create the ambience in the film that enhances the story telling ability.

So get ready for a musical, action-filled, fun experience of an epic story this festive season !