Prabho Shivaji Raja- The journey of great Maratha emperor releasing this year

MUMBAI: This summer Prabho Shivaji Raja an animated epic/historical drama film based on the life of warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja is all set for its theatrical release.

The 100 minute film has been made after two years of research and post- production challenge, with the help of renowned senior historians like Neenad Bedekar and Baba Saheb Purandere. Using historical proof, letters, document and bakhar (scripts written on Shivaji in 16th century).

More than 2.50 lakh sketches have been used to develop fine quality animations for the film’s characters and around 9,000 backgrounds painted; combining traditional techniques of animation with a new technology to create this film. Every frame of every character is crated on a cell (PAPER) frame by frame to get accuracy in movement.

“Animation is ideal way of storytelling and Shivaji is the ideal character for this form and we want the viewers to forget that it is a movie, a make believe world. We want it to be universal in its appeal and transcend boundaries of race, community and language and appeal to audiences in India and globally alike,” said direct Nilesh Muley.

Prabho Shivaji Raja is produced by infinity visual and MEFAC, the film is narrated by senior actor Sachin Khedekar. Film’s music direction is by Bharat Balwali and songs sung by leading singers like Shankar Mahadevan and Swapnil Bandodkar.

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