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Siddharth, Shruti Haasan in a Walt Disney film!

By Radhika Rajamani
December 13, 2010 12:22 IST
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Telugu film Anaganaga O Dheerudu is Walt Disney's first collaborative venture with a production house in south India.

This fantasy flick is directed by Prakash Kovelamudi is produced by Prasad Devineni and Prakash Kovelamudi (son of K Raghavendra Rao, the man behind the well-known fantasy film Jagadeku Veerudu Athiloka Sundari).

Anaganaga O Dheerudu is set on a fictional island of Angarajyam that has fallen under the rule of the evil queen Irendri.

The only hope for its people are the healing powers of Moksha, a nine year old girl who is to be protected by a brave swordsman called Yodha. 

There's another mysterious connection between Irendri and Yodha's former lover, the gypsy Priya.

Siddharth plays Yodha. Shruti Haasan, (who makes her debut in Telugu) is Priya, the gypsy girl with a secret past. Lakshmi Manchu who essays Irendri is evil personified. The other cast includes Tanikella Bharani, Brahmanandam, Ali and Allari Ravi

Four music directors -- MM Keeravani, Salim-Suleiman, Koti and Mickey J Meyer -- compose music for this audio-visual extravangaza. The fight sequences have been choreographed by internationally acclaimed stunt directors Dee Dee Ku and William Ong.

The film is said to have impressive visual effects which help create the kingdom of Angarajyam and its inhabitants (fearsome creatures, serpents, etc). According to reports four studios have helped create 4000 VFx shots covering 72 minutes of the film taking the computer graphics technology to a never seen before level in Telugu cinema.
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