Get ready to see India’s first three-dimensional animation movie starring Suppandi, the village simpleton whose adventures in Tinkle comics have made readers laugh for more than two decades.
ACK Media, the creator of Tinkle comics, on Wednesday announced plans to take its relationship with Tinkle fans a step ahead by coming up with a stereoscopic, animated, action-comedy revolving around the misadventures of one of its most-loved comic characters.
Tinkle comics first featured Suppandi way back in 1983, the illustrations then done by cartoonist Ram Waeerkar.
Assisting ACK Media with the three-dimensional (3D) technology is Fable Farms Studio, headed by animator Biju D.
The budget for the yet-to-be-named movie, to be released in November 2010, starts at Rs 10 crore.
“The movie is an attempt at making Tinkle characters larger than life. While the story will be the heart of any of our films, our focus is simultaneously on 3D and VFX technology-driven projects in both live-action and animation genres,” said Samir Patil, chief executive officer, ACK Media.
A short 10-minute preview, shown at a south Mumbai theatre, starts with Suppandi in a room, niggling with just about anything that he sets his eyes on, including a remote control and a football. The character is even shown dancing to a Bipasha Basu number Beedi jalai le from Omkara.
The preview was, however, sans dialogue, but has a peppy background score.
Those, who’d prefer to listen to Suppandi, will have to wait till next year.