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Swami Ayyappan (2012 film)

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Produced by  Raju Odunghat
Initial release  29 October 2012
Music director  Viswajith
Production company  Toonz India Ltd
7.9/10 IMDb

Written by  Mahesh Vettiyar
Screenplay  Mahesh Vettiyar
Initial DVD release  29 October 2012 (India)
Directed by  Chetan Sharma Mahesh Vettiyar
Music by  Composer: Viswajith Lyrics: K. Jayakumar
Production company  Animagic Special Effects Toonz Animation India
Release date  October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29) (India)
Directors  Mahesh Vettiyar, Chetan Sharma
Similar  Engal Swamy Ayyappan, Ayyappa Swamy Mahatyam, Sabarimala Sree Ayyappan, Saranam Ayyappa, Rahasyam

Swami ayyappan official movie teaser


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.

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Swami ayyapan award winning trailer


Synopsis

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’.

Reception

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).

References

Swami Ayyappan (2012 film) Wikipedia


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