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Phoebus Media Pvt. Ltd's animation-mythological feature film DASHAVATAR which is scheduled for 13 June release is the first indigenously made animation film.
Shatrughan Sinha has done the narration for DASHAVATAR. Besides Shatrughan Sinha, other actors who did voice-overs for different characters are Sachin Khedekar for the character 'Lord Vishnu', Shreyas Talpade for 'Narad', Rupali Ganguly for 'Apsara', Tom Alter for 'Parshuram', Shishir Sharma for 'Bali Raja', Kenneth Desai for 'Lord Indra', Vinay Apte for 'Kansa' and Ashish Vidyarthi for 'Hiranakshyapu'.
The story of DASHAVATAR is based on ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, directed by Bhavik & produced by Vimal Shah of Anushvi Productions in association with Rahul Bakshi of Phoebus Creations Media Pvt. Ltd.
DASHAVATAR weaves together the fascinating stories of Ram, Krishna, Parshuram, Vaman, Narsimha, Buddha and also the tales of Vishnu in earlier avatars - Matsya, Kurma and Varaha and yes, finally - Kalki Avatar!
While the songs in the film have been penned by the rising poet, Sandeep Khare the music is composed by debutant music director, Anand Kurekar. Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal and others have lent their melodious voice for the songs in the movie.
Two children Aarti and Ajay escape from kidnappers and take shelter in an abandoned temple. The kidnapper and his henchmen arrive and set fire to the temple door in the hope of burning them. As the girl prays to the idol of Lord Krishna, pleading to be saved, it seems by some miracle her prayers are answered and the goons get a beating. A pujari appears which prompts the boy Ajay to believe that they were saved by him. But the pujari who is none other than Lord Vishnu's devotee Narad assures the children that it was none other than the Lord himself who is their saviour. But the boy is skeptical. Narad now decides to prove the Lord's power and his role as a saviour and tricks the children into reciting a mantra which sends them hurtling into space, their dress and appearance changes into a traditional look.
They are transported in time when the world is facing a cosmic dissolution. Lord Brahma having created the world through his day is now resting through the night waiting for the dissolution of the world before he starts creation for a new age. (Brahmadev creates through the day which spans millions of years and the dissolution takes place in one night of Brahma).While sleeping the Vedas slip out of Brahmadev's mouth and a demon Hayagreev listening to them decides to absorb these Vedas, which is seen by an Apsara who panics and approaches Narad muni to stop the catastrophe. Now Lord Vishnu appears to fulfill the cosmic destiny of selecting the 'Manu' to carry civilization forward and save the Vedas for mankind.
What follows is ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu as seen by the children.
DASHAVATAR is the all-encompassing epic that celebrates the recurring triumph of good over evil - ten fold!
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