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Cartoon Network to premiere 'Krishna: Kansa Vadh' on Janamashtami Team
(30 August 2007 5:00 pm)

MUMBAI: As part of a special programming line up for Janamashtami, Cartoon Network will host the Indian television premiere of the Krishna: Kansa Vadh, the final feature of the four part Krishna movie series on 4 September at 12 pm.

As a prelude to Janmashtami, Cartoon Network will also air the other three movies of this series chronicling the key mythological stages of Lord Krishna from birth to kansa vadh. The first of the series, Krishna: The Birth will be aired on 1 September at 12 pm, Krishna: Makhan Chor on 2 September at 12 pm and Krishna: In Vrindavan on 3 September at 12 pm, according to an official company release.

The four part Krishna series has been acquired from Hyderabad-based, Green Gold Animation Studio. According to Cartoon Network Krishna: Kansa Vadh takes the count of local animations acquired and showcased by the channel to sixteen.

Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. Vice President, Advertising Sales and Networks, India & South Asia Monica Tata said, "Cartoon Network has always believed in the potential of Indian animation and has been supporting the Indian animation industry since 2001, by acquiring quality local content. In fact moving a step ahead, the Network has been working closely with production houses and adding value in the creative process of content development.

"Green Gold Animation has been one such important associate and creative partner. We are delighted that the Krishna movie series have delivered exceptional ratings, reiterating that Cartoon Network understands the entertainment needs of Indian kid's best. I am sure Indian families will enjoy watching the concluding feature, Krishna: Kansa Vadh, of the Krishna movie series."

Krishna: Kansa Vadh, the final installment of the four part Krishna feature, details the enchanting tale of Lord Krishna's courageous and adventurous life and how he saves the village of Vrindavan from demons. The movie will showcase celebrated stories of Lord Krishna, such as when he asks the people of Vrindavan to worship the Govardhan Parvat for rain instead of Lord of heaven - Indra! Enraged by this, Lord Indra expresses his fury through thunder and rainstorm upon the village of Vrindavan. Krishna carries the Govardhan Parvat on his little finger and shelters all the villagers and cattle, protecting them from the merciless thunder and rain.

Eventually, Lord Indra realises that he is battling none other than Lord Vishnu himself in the form of Krishna and he asks for forgiveness. Soon stories about Lord Krishna's miracles spread far and wide and also reach the court of the evil King Kansa. Realizing that he could be none other than Deviki's son - his ultimate destroyer, Kansa is struck with horror. However, he soon devises a sinister plan to kill Krishna. Despite the dangers that he confronts, the courageous, mischievous and loveable lord Krishna emerges victorious in the end and kills the evil King Kansa.

Consequently, Lord Krishna releases his imprisoned parents Devaki and Vasudev as well as his grandfather Ugrasen and crowns him the King of Mathura. Krishna's mischievous and miraculous stories in Mathura are enthralling and exciting.

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