Javed Akhtar as Valmiki in Ruchi Narain’s animated Hanuman Da Damdaar
HANUMAN DA DAMDAAR’S Valmiki might just be the hot attraction for it is none other than Javed Akhtar the master-story teller playing Valmiki, the narrator.
“The era in which the story is set, it had to have someone who would be narrating the story, there wasn’t much written and documented then. People travelled around telling stories and passed it on. We believed it would be a nice build up alongside. Given Ramayana is written by Valmiki it made sense to have Valmiki as the narrator. And once we decided to have a narrator, it had to be Javed Akhtar for he is the best,” shared Ruchi Narain who makes her animation debut with directing Hanuman da Damdaar.“There is a joke in the industry that even if the script is not that great, if the narrator is good the film sells. And there hasn’t been a better narrator than Javed Akhtar so we were thrilled when he agreed to be a part of the film,” added Narain.
Under the production of R.A.T. films, HANUMAN DA DAMDAAR is slated to release on the 19th of May. The film is written and directed by Ruchi Narain. With the trailer launch scheduled for the 18th of April, this is one animation film to watch out for.