29 October 2012
Toonz India Ltd
| 7.9/10 |
29 October 2012 (India)
| Chetan Sharma
Lyrics: K. Jayakumar
Animagic Special Effects
Toonz Animation India
October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29) (India)
Mahesh Vettiyar, Chetan Sharma
Engal Swamy Ayyappan, Ayyappa Swamy Mahatyam, Sabarimala Sree Ayyappan, Saranam Ayyappa, Rahasyam
Swami Ayyappan is a 2012 animated Indian film about the legend of Swami Ayyappan. It is the first animated portrayal of Ayyappan. The 90-minute film, produced through a collaboration of Toonz Animation India and Animagic Motion Pictures Production, was planned to be released in theatres in the Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu languages. Mahesh Vettiyar wrote the story, and co-directed the film with Chetan Sharma. P. Jayakumar served as executive producer.
Swami Ayyappan (2012 film) Wikipedia
The film covers Ayyappan's life at Pandalam as the young Manikandan, born out of the union between Lord Shiva and Vishnu in his Mohini avatar, his childhood at the gurukul, and the miracles he performed. It depicts Manikandan’s fight with Udayana, the slaying of the demoness Mahishi and the instances that lead to his friendship with Vavar, a robber from Turkistan. This friendship is considered to be the epitome of religious tolerance till this day. Once the purpose of his embodiment is fulfilled, Manikandan gets united with the idol in the Sabarimala Temple and is henceforth known as ‘Swami Ayyappan’.
The movie's promo won the 2013 TASI Anifest India Viewer’s Choice Award in the 'best film - commissioned' category, and the 2014 FICCI BAF award for Best Animated promo (international).