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An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Annette Hanshaw ...
Sita (singing) (archive sound)
Aseem Chhabra ...
Narrator - Shadow Puppet 1 (voice)
Bhavana Nagulapally ...
Narrator - Shadow Puppet 2 (voice)
Manish Acharya ...
Narrator - Shadow Puppet 3 (voice)
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Sita (voice)
Sanjiv Jhaveri ...
Dave / Dasharatha / Ravana / Dhobi / Valmiki (voice)
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Surphanaka (voice)
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Rama (voice)
Aladdin Ullah ...
Mareecha / Hanuman (voice)
Nitya Vidyasagar ...
Luv / Kush (voice)
Nina Paley ...
Nina (voice)
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Kaikeyi (voice)
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The movie is about Sita, the Hindu Goddess from the epic "The Ramayana", who accompanies Lord Rama on a 14 year exile in forest. Sita is abducted by Ravana, the ruler of Lanka. This movie tells the story of Rama and Sita, along-with a biographical account of the director's relationship with her husband. Written by pulkitanand

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The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.


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I sita tragoudaei ta blues  »

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The intermission in the movie is a tribute to Bollywood, the Indian Film Industry. See more »

Goofs

The musicians are shown playing with the left and right hands reversed. The clarinet, like all woodwinds, is played with the left hand at the top. The violin is held with the left hand and bowed with the right. But in the movie, the clarinet player has the right hand at the top, and the violin is held with the right and bowed with the left. See more »

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Rama: Assemble the monkey warriors!
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Genetic Engineer - Dr. Michael Purugganan Nanoscale Coordinator - Stefan Zauscher See more »

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References Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) See more »

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Bom Shankar
By MASALADOSA
From the album "Chill Aum"
(C)Pierre-Jean & Bruce Duffour
(P)Masaladosa 2004
Monkey Business Publishing
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15 stars out of 10!
2 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie combines all the wonderful elements of mythology with the winsome voice of Annette Henshaw and her own life experience as her marriage dissolves.

This movie combines the absolute best of animation, music and myth. It is wonderful for kids, adults, those familiar with the Ramayana and those who know nothing about it...

Worth every minute of it's one hour and twenty minutes... don't MISS the opportunity to watch it!

As soon as the DVD comes out I am going to buy it to use in my Mythology class. I believe it is the perfect video to introduce the Ramayana to my students.


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