MAYA ENTERTAINMENT STUDIO: ‘Maya’ pioneered the art and technology of Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects in India. Promoted by the internationally renowned film maker Ketan Mehta and acclaimed film actress, producer and director, Deepa Sahi, today Maya is one of the largest Computer Animation and Visual Effects studios in India.
India’s first science fiction television series ‘Captain Vyom’, which became a cult classic amongst children and triggered the use of Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects in Indian films and Television, was wholly produced in Maya.
Maya has produced animation and visual effects for films, television and games for clients from across the globe, including, B.B.C, Rainbow, Electronic Art, SCEA, Activision etc and the work of its talented artists has been recognized at BAFTA awards,
Pulcinella and GDC.
Over the years Maya has also entered into co-productions with international partners like Sony Playstation, Disney Interactive, BBC and Mike Young Productions on projects like Golden Eye Rogue Agent, Jack Frost, Boom Di, Neopets, Disney Princesses, Soldier of Fortune, Cosmic Quantum Ray , Tronji , Da Jammies, Everything Rosie and many more.
‘Ramayana – the epic’ is the first full length 3 D Computer animated feature film
produced by Maya.
Ramayana is the most popular Indian story ever told.
The ancient classic story of the legendary king Rama is known to all Indians of all ages, all over the world. Rama is the original Indian super hero, the bravest warrior, the ideal king, and a virtuous human being.
Ramayana is the epic that gave us the concept of ‘Dharma’, the righteous path. Countless versions of the story have been told and retold through the ages in all Indian languages. Numerous films, plays and television serials have been produced on the subject and the story is well known throughout South East Asia and China.
Even today, every year for ten days, the story of Rama is performed in folk plays called ‘Ram-lila’ in villages and towns all across India. His victory over evil is celebrated as a national holiday and he is prayed to as an incarnation of God in temples all over
The impact of ‘Ramayana’ the story of the ideal king is so deep on Indian civilization that Mahatma Gandhi named his idea of the ideal state – ‘Rama Rajya’ or the kingdom of Rama.
Ramayana- The epic
Where the past meets the future!
‘Ramayana – the epic’ is the first 3D Computer animated retelling of the story of Rama in all its glory. Directed by Chetan Desai and created by a team of over 400 artists and technicians working over 2 years, the film is a land mark in Indian animation and designed for a global audience.
It’s a grand vision of the glorious Indian past and an adventure story of the original Indian superhero.
Using cutting edge computer animation and visual effects techniques, modern story telling methods and futuristic designs ‘Ramayana – the epic’ presents a bold new vision of India’s past glory.
Hindi and English along with regional language
Screenplay & Directed by
Anish JS Mehta
Shaarang Dev Pandit
Sayed Sher Abbas
Ramendra Mohan Tripathi
Script research & Dialogues
Digital Partner: UFO
Education Partner: MAAC
Hospitality Partner: Courtyard Marriott
Marketing & Promotions
Cine Vision LTD
RAMA – The prince of Ayodhya, the eldest son of the mighty king Dasharath, is the epitome of heroism. Dark and handsome Rama is a great warrior, an exceptional archer as well as a man of honour and virtue who follows Dharma, the righteous path. He wins
Sita, the beautiful princess of Mithila as his wife at a ‘Swayamavar’, a contest to choose the most heroic husband for her, by breaking the indestructible bow of Shiva. He gives up the throne and the kingdom of Ayodhya to honour his father’s promise and goes into exile for fourteen years without any resentment. But when Ravan the demon king or
Rakshash kidnaps Sita, Rama goes after him. He crosses the dense forests and the deep ocean with an army of Vaanars and battles the mighty army of Ravan. He defeats Ravan, rescues Sita and returns to Ayodhya, victorious. Calm, composed in adversity and steadfast in his beliefs, he is unwaveringly dedicated to goodness and compassion towards all life forms. He is an ideal son, a loving husband, an inspiring leader and an ideal king. He is the original Indian super hero.
SITA – The princess of Mithila, won by Rama at a Swayamvar to find the most heroic groom for her, is in all aspects the perfect woman – beautiful, brave, loving, loyal, intelligent and strong. The ideal wife of divine beauty with her self-discipline and strong will, she always stands by what is righteous and pure. She decides on her own to give up the luxuries of the palace and accompany Rama in his exile. She endures all the hardships and stays with Rama in the forests for fourteen years. When Ravan kidnaps her and proposes to marry her, she remains strong and faithful and turns down all his enticements. She is an ideal wife of an ideal man.
LAXMAN – The devoted younger brother of Rama, brave, strong and impulsive, he is completely dedicated to Rama. He gives up the princely comforts and decides to accompany Rama in the exile. He endures all hardships of the jungles but remains ever faithful to Rama and Sita. When Surpankha the demon princess tries to hurt Sita, he cuts off her nose in rage. This leads to Ravan taking his revenge by kidnapping Sita and the eventual war with Ravan. Laxman accompanies Rama in his search for Sita and in his war with Ravan. He fights heroically and even risks his own life to save Rama. He is the ideal younger brother of an ideal man.
HANUMAN – The super Vaanar, Hanuman with amazing super powers is a complete devotee of Rama. He makes Rama’s cause his own and accompanies him in his search for Sita. He flies across the ocean to Lanka and finds Sita there imprisoned by Ravan. He burns down Lanka and joins Rama with his army of monkeys in his war against Ravan. He fights like a super hero and remains faithful to Rama till the end.
RAVAN - The ultimate super villain, Ravan, is the mighty Rakshash king with amazing super powers and knowledge equal to that of ten people, hence is also referred to as having ten heads. He lives in the golden palace on the island of Lanka. With his magical powers and celestial weapons he is the most fearsome opponent. When Laxman cuts off his sister Surpankha’s nose, he is enraged. In revenge he kidnaps Rama’s wife Sita and flies her to Lanka in his flying machine. He proposes to Sita to marry him but she turns him down and he feels humiliated. When Rama comes with his army of monkeys to rescue Sita, he offers peace if Ravan returns Sita. Ravan decides to fight. His ego will not allow him to surrender. He unleashes all his magical powers in his war against Rama but is ultimately defeated and killed when his own brother sides with Rama and gives out the key secret of his super power.
Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, is the eldest son of the mighty king Dasharath, dark and handsome, a great warrior and epitome of all virtues, he is loved by all.
At a “Swayamvar” or the contest to select the most heroic groom for ‘Sita’, the beautiful princess of Mithila, Rama breaks the indestructible bow of Lord Shiva and wins the hand of Sita. King Dashrath, happy and contented, plans to crown Rama as his heir and retire. But his third wife, the young Kaikei has other plans. She claims the two boons Dashrath had granted to her long ago, when she had saved his life. First she demands that her own son Bharat be crowned as the king instead of Rama and second that Rama be exiled from the kingdom for fourteen years. Dashrath is devastated.
Prince Rama however decides to honour his father’s promise and go into wilderness leaving behind his throne and the kingdom. His loving wife Sita and the devoted younger brother Laxman decide to accompany Rama into the exile.
Bharat however refuses to be a part of his mother’s conspiracy. He tries to persuade Rama to return but Rama is steadfast in his resolve. Bharat proclaims that Rama is indeed the king and that he is only the care taker of the throne till Rama’s return.
Time passes. Rama, Sita and Laxman settle down in the jungle of Chitrakoot and complete thirteen years of exile.
One day, Surpanakha, the ravishingly beautiful demon princess spots Rama in the jungle and is attracted to him. She proposes to him but Rama, devoted to his wife Sita, spurns her offer. Enraged, Surpnakha tries to hurt Sita, and Laxman in retaliation cuts off Surpankha’s nose. Surpanakha complains to her brother, the mighty Ravan, the demon king of Rakshasas. Ravan in his anger vows to avenge this insult.
With the help of his magical powers, Ravan creates an enticing illusion of a golden deer.
Sita enchanted by the vision asks Rama to get the golden deer for her. As Rama goes after the deer, Ravan disguised as a ‘Rishi’, a mendicant sage, kidnaps Sita and flies off with her in his flying machine to his Rakshash kingdom of ‘Lanka’.
When Rama returns he finds Sita missing.
And so begins his search for Sita. Rama and Laxman travel through the jungles across
India following Ravan’s trail.
On their way they come across the monkey kingdom of Kishkindha where they meet a band of rebel monkeys led by Sugriv. Sugriv is fighting against the oppressions of the rogue monkey king Vali. Rama agrees to help them. He kills Vali and appoints Sugriv as the monkey king. Sugriv in turn promises to help Rama in his search for Sita. He sends his emissary, the super powerful Hanuman, to help Rama.
Hanuman flies across the ocean in search of Sita and arrives at Ravan’s Lanka, the city of gold. He finds Sita imprisoned there. He over hears Ravana asking Sita to marry him but
Sita, eternally devoted to Rama, refuses. Hanuman decides to teach Ravan a lesson. He creates havoc in Lanka. He is captured and presented before Ravan. Though a captive, Hanuman advices Ravan to return Sita to Rama and beg for mercy. Ravan, enraged, orders his tail to be set on fire. Hanuman escapes, sets fire to Ravan’s Lanka and returns to Rama with news of Sita.
Rama and Laxman march with their army of Vaanars towards Lanka to defeat Ravan and rescue Sita. Crossing dense forests, they arrive at the southern coast where the mighty ocean separates them from Lanka. They construct a floating bridge ‘Rama Setu’ across the ocean and triumphantly reach Lanka.
And thus begins the epic battle between the forces of good and evil, an amazing demonstration of heroism, and super powers.
Rama the original Indian super hero, defeats Ravan, rescues Sita and returns victorious to the kingdom of Ayodhya.