Animation film Baru- the Wonder Kid is set to Premiere on November 13 at the
Third Global Film Festival at Noida. Instead of the theatrical release, producers Vishnu Manohar and Prabhakar Shukla have decided to hold the first screening at this festival which is dedicated to good children’s films from across the world. Later the film will be given a wider theatrical release.
Producer Prabhakar Shukla explains the decision to move the date of the theatre release, “We decided to push the theatrical release further after seeing the market reaction for recently released animation film Ramayan. Now we will be bringing the film through a different route. The Third Global Film Festival focuses on children’s cinema. We have many children’s film by international directors being given exposure through this festival. Amongst the Indian films, Baru-The Wonder Kid is premiering. The other two Indian entries are Mr. India and The Blue Umbrella. It’s definitely a good platform for us.”
Baru- The Wonder Kid is one of the few animation film getting a positive response at various festivals around the world. After the premiere at the festival, which is showcasing films from Japan, Russia, Iran, France, Italy and Spain Baru- The Wonder Kid will move onto other International films festivals before it’s theatrical release.
Baru is directed by Sachin Gote, with music by Vivek Prakash. The voice cast includes for Jagjit Singh, Avika Gor, Bhagyashree, Sharad Kelkar, Vrajesh Hirjee, Nandu Madhav, Anushka Shukla, Aditi Mandiwikar, Somesh Agarwal, Chinmay, Nilesh Harsora, Shalin Goyal and Princy Goyal.
It is the story of a twelve year old orphan boy Baru and his perilous adventure to free his sister, Anannya, from the clutches of the Devil Prince- Zukayus.