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7 Beautiful Animated Films Based On Ramayana Around The World


It’s quite surprising to know that the Japanese made a better divine version of Ramayana than the present generation Indian filmmaker who laid his hands on Ramayana. The Japanese version of Ramayana is one of the beautiful retellings of Ramayana. If you really want to watch something modern in Ramayana, then go watch the animated Japanese version. Just like the Japanese animated version of Ramayana, there were several other animated versions of Ramayana around the world. Today, we are going to give you info about those beautiful animated versions of Ramayna existing out there, check these versions and watch them.

1. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)

Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama is a 1992 anime film co-produced by Japan and India; produced and directed by Yugo Sako.

In 1983, while working on “The Ramayana Relics” a documentary film about excavations by Dr. B. B. Lal near Allahabad… Yugo Sako came to know about the story of Ramayana. He liked the story of the Ramayana so much that he researched deeper into the topic and went on to read 10 versions of the Ramayana in Japanese. After reading the Ramayana he wanted to adapt it into animation as he didn’t think a live-action movie could capture the true essence of Ramayana, “Because Ram is God, I felt it was best to depict him in animation, rather than by an actor.”

2. Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins (2010)

Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins is a 2010 animation film written and directed by Dhavala Satyam.

Using the skills of approximately 315 animators at the RVML Animation Studios in both Hyderabad and Manila, they created this Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins.

The great Veturi garu penned 5 songs for this film.

3. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 American animated musical romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, and animated by American artist Nina Paley.

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three bickering shadow puppets with Indian accents act as comic narrators as these old and new stories are interwoven in a post-modern retelling of the ancient Indian epic, Ramayana, animated in a dazzling mix of traditional and collage animation style, and backed by a soundtrack from legendary 1920’s jazz singer Annette Hanshaw.

4. Sons of Ram (2012)

Sons of Ram is a 2012 Indian animated film created by ACK Animation Studios, and co-produced by Maya Digital Studios and Cartoon Network India.

It is Amar Chitra Katha’s first animated feature film in stereoscopic 3D.

5. Hanuman (2005)

Hanuman is a 2005 Indian animated feature film directed by V. G. Samant and produced by Shailendra Singh at Percept Picture Company and Silvertoons.

It is India’s first full-length fully animated feature film to be released theatrically. Hanuman movie popularised animation and kickstarted the growth of India’s animation industry.

6. Hanuman vs Mahiravana (2018)

Hanuman vs Mahiravana is a 2018 Indian epic adventure 2D and 3D stereoscopic animated film, written by Narayanan Vaidyanathan and directed by Dr. Ezhil Vendan.

It is the story of Hanuman and his attempts to free Rama and Lakshmana from the clutches of the evil wizard Mahiravana. It focuses on the tale of Hanuman and his biggest battle with Ravana’s youngest step-brother, the king of Patala Mahiravana.

7. Ramayana: The Epic (2010)

Ramayana: The Epic is a 2010 Indian animated film from Maya Digital Media. Directed by Chetan Desai and produced by Ketan Mehta, it was released by Warner Bros. India

More than 400 crewmembers worked on the film over a five-year period; the first three years were spent designing the characters, while the other two were devoted to actual production.


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