Parijat Animation’s ‘Captain Vidyut’ makes it to the semi finals of Guro Kids International Film Festival

Parijat Animation Films’ Captain Vidyut has been officially selected in semi finals of Seoul Guro Kids International Film Festival (GUKIFF) 2020. The principal objective of the Seoul Guro Kids International Film Festival (GUKIFF) is to present the most outstanding films for children, youth and families produced all over the world.  Founded by Sangeeta and Atish Tripathi, Parijat Animation Films is based in Mumbai, India and specialises in animation production for films, television and internet. The company has delivered projects for several prestigious brands and clients such as Shekhar Kapur and AR Rehman in the past. Captain Vidyut is Parijat’s debut feature length film. Captain Vidyut will compete with 30 films from all over the world for the top prize at the festival. “The feature contains a lot of what can be called  ‘meaningful silliness’. Gags and plotlines are not only meant to provoke laughter but also tickle at the children’s curiosity. Children can take the elements from the film and build upon them using their own imagination,” mentioned Parijat Animations co-founder and Captain Vidyut director Atish Tripathi. The film also takes several concepts from advanced science such as Dark Matter and presents them in a cartoony and entertaining manner. The film is bound to send children on a journey of imaginative exploration of scientific concepts which have been toyed with in the film. Targeted towards kids from four to nine years of age, ‘Captain Vidyut’ is about an average, ordinary guy, Vidyut Kumar who is a weakling but desires to be a strong man. One night he is struck by a lightning bolt and he ends up gaining extraordinary superpowers and becomes a superhero. On the other hand every superhero film is also a super villain film, and the super villain in this case is Dr Dhakosla. He has discovered the world’s most powerful substance called ‘Tutofutonium’ and he wants to rule over the world with the help of ‘Tutofutonium’. The film explores the transformation of both Vidyut and Dr Dhakosla into a Superhero and Super Villian respectively and how Superhero is able to thwart the evil plans of the Supervillian in the end.  “Superhero films are fun to watch. Action and plotlines in superhero movies may feel exaggerated but they serve as a metaphor for obstacles in our day to day lives and our own struggles to overcome them. Human beings have always enjoyed listening to the stories of larger than life beings. This probably also gave birth to our myths,” added Tripathi. Tripathi thinks that making any film is a daring act and making the first animated feature is more. “You are venturing into a great unknown where you are always wondering how people are going to respond to the story and characters or if they are going to make any sense of them at all,” added he. The GUKIFF official selection validated the team’s belief in the film. Secondly, receiving a selection in semi finals was a very pleasant surprise. “We are also proud to be representing Indian Animation at this festival and very pleased about the fact that Captain Vidyut will be seen and enjoyed by the children in Korea,” Tripathi concluded. Produced by Anita Tripathi and Sangeeta Tripathi and directed by Atish Tripathi, Captain Vidyut features voice talents of acting stalwarts such as Raghubeer Yadav, Suresh Menon, Namit Das and Trisha Kale. It is an independently produced animated feature film and close to 25 very talented and hardworking artists finished this film in around 2.5 years. The film is currently roaming around the world, in various film festivals. Tripathi is in discussion with leading channels and platforms and hopes to bring the film out for the Indian children at the earliest.
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