After a spate of Bollywood movies on terrorism, animation industry too has woken up to the issue with 'Crackers', which is inspired by the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
While Bollywood movies like 'New York' and recently released 'Kurbaan' examine the aftermath of attacks on cities like New York and London, producer-director Anil Goyal has set his story in a Mumbai school, taking inspiration from the last year's attacks on the city.
"I could not sleep for days after 26 November last year. I decided to do my bit. I know that eventually common man has
to be strong enough to stand up against any such barbaric act. In my film, it's the youth that looks for the courage
and power within themselves to tackle the monster of terrorism," says Goyal.
His film explores the story through four young characters and how they fight against a similar attack on their school.
Goyal has roped in Bollywood actor Nikhil Dwivedi to dub for one of the lead animation characters in the 3-D film, which has been made on a budget of about 15 crores.
The film is slated to be released in November, next year.
The story is by Priyank Dubey and music by Dilip Sen. Bollywood playback singers like Shaan, Shreya Goshal, Hariharan, Pamela Jain, Raja Hasan and Jolly Mukherjee have sung in the film.
The film will be India's first 3–D full length animation feature film with 4–D Technology, Goyal says.