After Bal Ganesh and Bal Hanuman, Astute Media Vision (Mumbai) is releasing India‘s first live-cum-animation 3D stereoscopic feature film, ‘Chhutanki‘ this June. The film is 85 minutes long and is budgeted at INR 6-7 crores. It is directed by Pankaj Sharma and produced in-house by Astute Media Vision.
Talking to AnimationXpress.com Pankaj Sharma, Founder of Astute Media Vision shares, “We are in the process of deciding the release date and we are also discussing with some of the distributors as we want to have a simultaneous international release as well with the India release”.
40 artists and animators of Astute Media Vision worked on the film and took 14 months to complete the development and production of the film. Chhutanki is a fantasy/action/adventure film targeted at the 4 – 18 years olds.
The studio has a trailer association with UFO as a digital partner, as a part of which UFO will screen the trailers of Chhutanki on its screens. The film is shot in Filmistan Studios on the 4K camera with huge chroma screen. The studio later used two cameras in animation while placing the live and animated characters.
“There were many challenges as its ours and Indias first 3D stereoscopic live-cum-animation film. It has more than 400 live-cum-animated shots. We have used CG backdrop to add full depth to the film”, says Pankaj.
Astute Media Vision is planning to release the film on more than 160 3D screens in India including both the 2k digital screens and UFOs 3D screens. The studio is also looking forward to release the films on 2D screens as well.
The film will be released in Hindi only. No plans are made yet to dubbed it in other languages but Pankaj asserts that theyll see and weigh the response the film garners and then will decide on the future course.
“We are hoping for the film to do well. Bal Ganesh and Bal Hanuman have become household name now and so we want the same for Chhutanki also. We have developed the entire film, created all the characters in ahigh quality and one can understand the quality level by watching the film. I hope people go, watch it and enjoy it”, Pankaj concludes.