|Ramayana: The Epic|
|Directed by||Chetan Desai|
|Produced by||Ketan Mehta|
|Studio||Maya Digital Media|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. India|
|Release date(s)||15 October 2010|
|Running time||100 minutes|
Ramayana: The Epic is a 2010 computer-animated film from India's Maya Digital Media. Directed by Chetan Desai and produced by Ketan Mehta, it will be released by Warner Bros. India on October 15, 2010.
Ramayana is the directorial debut of Chetan Desai, the chairman and managing director of Maya Digital Media. More than 400 crewmembers worked on the film over a five-year period; the first three years were spent designing the characters, while the other two were devoted to actual production.
In September 2010, Warner Bros. India acquired the rights to Ramayana: The Epic. This has made it India's second animated feature to be released by the local arm of a Hollywood studio, following Disney and Yash Raj's Roadside Romeo from 2008.
The film is slated for release on 15 October 2010, during the festivity of Dussehra. It will be screened in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions, and has also been dubbed into English, Gujarati and Bengali.
Reporting for the Twitch Film site, Josh Hurtado said, "While the animation of this project may look crude to [Western] eyes based upon the trailer, it is still miles beyond anything we've seen India create in this department so far."