Mighty Raju, popular children’s TV show now as a film – Mighty Raju- Rio Calling
Makers of Chhota Bheem all set to release Mighty Raju- Rio Calling this May 2014
Makers of Chhota Bheem Green Gold Animation, are thrilled to introduce their second most popular television character Mighty Raju as a theatrical release titled Mighty Raju- Rio Calling. The film is all set to release during the school summer holidays in May. The tagline of the film is ‘Soccer, Samba and Samosas’ and the story is based in the beautiful city of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil taking Mighty Raju away from this home town of ‘Aryanagar’.
Mighty Raju today has become a much loved character for children on television. The show is aired on Pogo channel every weekend in a one hour format. Mighty Raju, Rio Calling is the third film from Green Gold’s roster, the earlier two being Chhota Bheem & the Curse of Damyaan and Chhota Bheem & the Throne of Bali.
With a fan following across the age groups of 4 – 10 years and the success of the earlier two releases, Green Gold Animation decided to release this film to entertain the kids this May.
Moby (Raju’s Pet), Cheeky (Raju’s Robot), Julie, Swamy( Raju’s Father), Sandhya (Raju’sMother), Karati (Evil Scientist) who are the key characters of Mighty Raju Television show will feature alongside additional characters such as Daniel, Lucas, Maria and Don Pedro in the film.
Talking about the film, the Director, Rajiv Chilaka said, “The FIFA world cup football is scheduled from June 2014 in Brazil and the entire world would be watching it. I wanted to make a football based film for children and hence decided that it is best to set the film in Rio, Brazil. A team of about 20 creative artists from Green Gold went to Rio De Janeiro and did the recce for the movie. It only made better business sense to carry forth one of our characters into the film instead of creating a fresh one. After a lot of brain storming we decided to take Mighty Raju to Rio. I’m extremely excited about the release of this film as it also marks an opening for our international endeavours”.
An exclusive line of merchandise such as roller skates, protective equipments, cap, cushion covers, foil balloons, footballs, finger football game, a wide array of T- Shirts, Mighty Raju action figure and Mighty Raju- Rio Calling costume have been created which are available at Green Gold Stores across the country.
Brief Synopsis- About Mighty Raju
Mighty Raju, the four year old kid with super powers travels to Rio, Brazil as his father Swamy has been given a special assignment by the government of India. Raju’s mother, Sandhya is very happy to go there but Raju is very skeptical and feels that he will miss all his friends. Mighty Raju begins to like Rio and joins a school over there, but gets bullied by Daniel at the school and gets teased that he doesn’t know about how to play football. Raju meets Maria and befriends her. He comes to know that she is the daughter of the Don of Rio- Don Pedro.
Raju begins to experience strange phenomenon and keeps losing his super powers for short durations of time. Meanwhile, his dad is trying to solve the puzzle of banks in Rio being robbed by the means of computers. Eventually, Mighty Raju learns to play football and his school team reaches the final of the inter-school tournament. In this film all his wits and powers are put to the test in a pulse-racing face-off against nasty soccer rivals, gun-toting Mafia dons and deadly Capoeira fighters, all set out to strike him down. Will Mighty Raju emerge victorious?
About Green Gold Animations Pvt. Ltd.
Established in 2001, Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd, has earned the unique distinction of being the No.1 Indian 2D animation, original content provider among kid’s channels which includes Pogo, Cartoon Network, Disney and Hungama. Green Gold is the creator and producer of Chhota Bheem, Mighty Raju, Krishna Balram, Chhor Police, Luv Kushh. Green Gold set up its Licensing and Merchandising division in 2008. Today with over 100 authorized licensees and winning the Star Retail award consecutive for two years, the division has grown phenomenally both in size and reputation.
The company set up stores under their flagship brand Green Gold Stores in 2011 as one stop shop to make all the products available under one roof. There are 26 exclusive Green Gold stores spread across 16 cities in India and growing.
Green Gold created Green Gold Pictures in 2012 which has produced and successfully managed theatrical release of two Chhota Bheem films entitled “Chhota Bheem & the Curse of Damyaan” in 2012 and “Chhota Bheem & The Throne of Bali” in 2013. In May 2014 its gearing up for the release of Mighty Raju film, entitled “Mighty Raju Rio Calling”