Shatrughan Sinha is all set to become the narrator of Dashavatar, an animation film which is being directed by Bhavik under the banner of Pune-based Anushvi Productions in association with Phoebus Creations Media Pvt Ltd.
Dashavatar is based on 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu seen by children namely Aarti and Ajay through the eyes of Lord Vishnu’s devotee Narad. The two children escaping from the kidnappers in the temple, which is set on fire, are saved by Lord Vishnu after hearing to the prayers of little girl Aarti. However, Narad who comes in the avtar of pujari finds hard time to convince Ajay that it was Lord Vishnu himself who saved them. And thus, takes them to the time when world is going through the cosmic resolution.
Dashavatar also knits together the fascinating stories of Ram, Krishna, Parshuram, Vaman, Narsimha, Buddha and the tales of Vishnu in earlier avatars Matsya, Kurma and Varaha and finally Kalki.
It seems to be the flood of actors jumping into lending their voices to the animation films in Bollywood. Besides Sinha, it’s Sachin Khedekar who will be dubbing for the character Lord Vishnu, Shreyas Talpade for Narad, Rupali Ganguly for Apsara, Tom Alter for Parshuram, Shishir Sharma for Bali Raja, Kenneth Desai for Lord Indra, Vinay Apte for Kansa and Ashish Vidyarthi for Hiranakshyapu who have given voices to different characters in the film.
The lyrics in the film have been written by Sandeep Khare and the music has been composed by debutant music director, Anand Kurekar. The tracks have been sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal and others.
Dashavatar is scheduled to release in January 2008.