In less than 24 hours Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali will hit screens across India. The movie comes with the promise of the best of technology, together with images of real locations, as the animated little star goes on a riot spree in the Indonesian kingdom, providing for what the makers confidently claim, an unmatched viewing experience.
For many, the memory of 2012 summer when Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan released, is still fresh. It was the first full-length theatrical production of the city-based Green Gold Animation that created this character, but only in Hindi.
And this time round, the second in the series is technically the debut of the little hero in Telugu and Tamil, apart from Hindi.
A full-fledged technical team of Green Gold Animation spent considerable time on location in Bali, extensively recording the sights and sounds to be incorporated in the screenplay.
The tri-lingual stretches for just around 100 minutes as Chhota Bheem and his friends - Chutki, Raju, Jaggu, Princess Indumati, Dholu, Bholu and perpetual rival Kalia Pehelwan prance around Bali. The surprise element is Arjun, the Prince with whom Bheem has a confrontation first, after which they become friends.
Producer Rajiv Chilaka says the timing of the release and the superior technology of VFX will make the difference. “These technical tools will help enhance the adventure ride for little ones with thrill, action, suspense and unlimited fun.
What gives him the confidence, releasing an animation film in summer alongside big movies? “Chhota Bheem has an existing viewership of 40 million children. Apart from the technological excellence, we are confident of the timing,” he smiles.