Manikantan, the costliest animation film in India

Animation film are becoming more and more popular these days. One such recent film under production is Manikantan, the story of Lord Ayyappa, presiding deity of the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala. This will be the costliest animated film to be made in India .Investors with roots in Australia, the U.S., Singapore and Indonesia have underwritten most of the budgeted $10 million. Work had begun in a Thiruvananthapuram-based studio and renowned composer Ilayaraja is already on the job of creating the background score and a few songs.

Well known actors will lend their voices to the characters. Actors Mohanlal, Ganesh, Sukumari and Jagathy have already dubbed for the Malayalam version. Leading stars were being contacted for the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi versions. This film will be released during the month of October.