Manikantan, an animation film based on Lord Ayyappa, is being created by Trivandrum-based production house Increation, in association with Sai Raksha Entertainment and Indiatales. The movie is in 2D format and is based on the history of Lord Ayyappa.
The 90-minute film is in Malayalam and will be dubbed into English and other regional languages. Manikantan’s music director is Ilayaraja.
Local newspaper reports indicate that the story of the film will be narrated through the eyes of a seven-year-old Parvati and her parrot Panchami. Parvati stumbles upon a bell that once belonged to Manikantan and the little girl is transported to the era in which Manikantan lived.
The movie is expected to release in November 2008.