In perhaps the history of world cinema, for the first time ever two films with the same theme would be releasing within one week of each other.
Though something similar has happened in case of Bhagat Singh saga where as many as 4 films with the same story released on the same day, the factor which makes all the difference here is the film making medium.
We are talking about DASHAVTAR which has been made in Live as well as animation format. Though the basic premise of the two films is same, that of Lord Vishnu's 10 different avtars, Kamal Hassan's film has him playing 10 different roles while the other version has Lord Vishnu in an animated avtar.
Produced by Oscar Ravichandran and directed by K.S. Ravikumar, Kamal Hassan's DASHAVTAR is a multi starrer with Asin, Mallika Sherawat, Jaya Pradha and Napolean amongst others. Set on a grand scale, the film traverses from 1000 years back till the current time. On the other hand Animation Phoebus Media's animated DASHAVTAR too is a multi starrer in its own right since it too has a horde of characters filling up the frames.
Yet again a film which travels thousands of years and hence projecting the journey of Lord Vishnu, the animated version incorporates voiceovers of prominent Bollywood artists like Shatrughan Sinha, Sachin Khedekar, Shreyas Talpade, Roopa Ganguly, Tom Alter and Aashish Vidyarthi. The film is produced by Vimal Shah and directed by Bhavik Thakore.
For audience it is a good choice to pick on now. If in mood for a Live movie, check out Kamal's DASHAVTAR on 6th June. And if you want to follow it up with an animated story unfolding on the big screen, there is another DASHAVTAR for you on 13th June!