By : Mandeep Puri : Shemaroo Entertainment releases the animation film ‘Ravana’ on VCDs. Directed by Ashtam, this film is from the Echo Entertainment banner and has directly come out on home video.The film Ravana is about the popular epic Ramayana as seen from the eyes of Ravana. While the music has been given by Debijit, singers Dilip Naik, Rupali and John have lent their voices to the songs.
In the movie Dasahanan wants to be a king in Swarg, Dharti and Patal. He also want to everybody come worships him as a God, Man & Danav. Dashanan very intelligent, brave and also Devotee of Lord Shiva. After returning to Ayodhya from Mithila with his new bride Sita, Ram is banished to the forest for fourteen years by his stepmother so his half-brother can rule the kingdom. During their forest exile, Ram’s wife is abducted by demon King of Lanka Ravan. The search then commences for Sitaji with Hanumanji leaping across the seas to Lanka, killing Ravan’s son, Akshaye, and passing on Ramji’s message to Sitaji, who is being held in the Ashok Vatica and refuses to give in to Ravan’s demands as she is fully aware that he is cursed and will be torn in seven pieces if he dares to molest any woman against her wish. After being captured by Ravan’s son, Meghnath, Hanuman does escape, but not before setting Lanka afire with his tail. Ramji, along with an army of apes and bears, descends upon Lanka, kills Ravan’s brother, Khumbakaran; while Hanumanji resurrects Lakshman, who was fatally wounded by Meghnath. With the help of his brother Lakshman and an army of monkeys, Ram declares war on Lanka to win back his bride.
Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is an integrated Film Production, Post Production, Distribution and Animation player. With an excellent library of Hindi films, it has penetrated into the television content syndication scene. It also has state-of-the-art studio facilities and has successfully leveraged emerging technologies like the Broadband, Internet, IPTV and Mobile among others. The Home Video catalogue includes more than 1000 titles, several mega-hit films and some of the best names in the industry like Raj Kapoor (RK Films), Subhash Ghai, Bimal Roy, B.R. Chopra, Hrishikesh Mukherji and Dev Anand among others. Whether it is – Romance, Comedy, Drama, Suspense or Classics – we have the best in every genre. We also have a full-fledged anti-piracy team that spearheads raids and enforces the laws against piracy.
Apart from this, Shemaroo has taken classic Bollywood Films across the seas and around the globe to Hindi Film fans all over the world. Shemaroo is also a joint venture partner with Sony Pictures, USA, for Sony Entertainment Television. Shemaroo’s A&R Artiste & Repertoire Division churns out audio-video musical albums. These songs are beautifully compiled on VCDs & DVDs, including premium packs. Over years this song compilation catalogue has grown richer with nostalgic and current tracks based on singers, legends, artistes and themes among others.
Shemaroo’s Foreign Films Business has some excellent international titles to its credit including major award winners. Some films for which we have the rights are ‘World’s Fastest Indian’; ‘Beyond the Sea’; ‘The Graduate’; ‘Ran’ and ‘Samsara’ among many others.Shemaroo has Alternative Content in genres ranging through edutainment films for children, television content, sports and animation among others.Shemaroo has also made a foray into film-making with its Films Division. The critically acclaimed award-winning ‘Omkara’ – presented by Shemaroo Entertainment – was a massive success and ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’ of Shemaroo’s stable too won many accolades.
Shemaroo Animation is creating animation content for Indian as well as International markets, with an Indian flavoured narrative with animated films like ‘Bal Ganesh’ and ‘Ghatothkach – Master of Magic’. This year, Bal Ganesh bagged the prestigious Lil’Star Awards in the categories of ‘Best Animation Film’ and ‘Best Animated Character’, presented by Red Chillies Entertainment