Guwahati-Based Parichay Animation Launches India's First Underwater Animation Feature Film
PaaniLok being the first underwater-themed feature film in the Indian animation industry introduces a fresh perspective for all minds. Whilst talking about the serious environmental impact caused by human activities, it also brings forth the beauty of a young child's seeking mind as it searches for adventures and what lies beyond the visible water world. The movie script is written by Jayant Gupta & Nitin Sharma and is Directed by Ankit Dey & Dipsikha Deka.
This is the first time that the Indian animation industry is making an underwater-themed feature film based on a child's coming of age as well as the serious environmental impact caused by human actions. The movie will be in Hindi & English and 4 Indian languages, will be released worldwide in 2024 from Guwahati, Assam.
Talking about the evolution of Indian Animation Mr. Ankit Dey, Managing Director of Parichay Animation Studio and Director & Producer of the movie mentions that today directors and animation houses are capable of producing world-class films on their own. The idea behind making PaaniLok was to showcase that it is possible to make a world-class animation film even in India.
Mr. Dey says, "The Indian animation industry has really evolved in the last decade. Adopting new technologies & synergistically working with creative minds have made direction possible at par with global animation studios like Disney and Pixar for their production needs."
"Making an animation film requires a lot of money, effort, time, and high skilled artists. But PaaniLok's budget is comparatively lower than other films, yet the quality is much better than other Indian animation films. We wanted to set a benchmark and bring a revolution in the industry," he added further.
Most animation studios in India prefer mythological stories because the major characters of Krishna, Hanuman, or Ganesha are already etched in people's minds, so it's easy to build stories on them. But PaaniLok's script is an original composition and not adapted from any other source. The characters are fresh, and this is the first-ever attempt in India to make an underwater animation feature film. The movie is all about learning what we are facing for survival and how we can save our environment in the upcoming days.
The main theme of PaaniLok is to save water and our environment. And we are hoping to bring the changes among us by spreading the message through our movie."