India's First Sanskrit Animation film, Punyakoti
India's First Sanskrit Animation film, Punyakoti. Image Source: Netflix

Watch Now – India’s First Sanskrit Animation film, Punyakoti Streaming on Netflix

Punyakoti is the First Sanskrit Animation Film directed by Ravishankar Venkateshwaran with music by legendary composer Ilaiyaraaja. Punyakoti – first Sanskrit animated film debuted on Tuesday, 31 March and is presently streaming on the Netflix platform.

For those who don’t have an account on Netflix, Puppetica Media will share the passwords for a streaming online show between 10-14 April 2020.

“The team is sharing passwords to stream the movie between April 10 and 14,” says Ravishankar. He also adds that one has to pay Rs. 99 and register through the link –> “You will receive an email with the password on April 10, 2020 and the URL to watch Punyakoti. The password will be valid till April 14, 2020.”

Produced by Puppetica Media, the first Sanskrit animation film is based on a popular and beloved folksong from South India. Punyakoti will spread critical life lessons with the help of a Holy Cow. The story shows the conflict between man and animal. In the story, the holy cow, Punyakoti is the main character. The movie carries the message of honesty and living in harmony with nature. The story is set in Karunadu, a village along the banks of Kaveri.

India's First Sanskrit Animation film, Punyakoti Streaming on Netflix
India’s First Sanskrit Animation film – Punyakoti

Based on the folksong of Punyakoti, One Day Punyakoti is attacked by a tiger in the forest. The cow requests some time as it has to feed its calf. Though it had a chance to escape after returning to its home, it remains honest and decides to go back to the tiger.

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Punyakoti is a Crowdsourced Sanskrit Animated Movie. The 85-minute film won three awards at Animation Xpress’ ANN Awards.

Currently, this first Sanskrit animation film has raised about 41,10,210 Rupees in crowdfunding. The idea of a crowd-sourced animation movie in Sanskrit has impressed legendary music composer Ilaiyaraaja.

Ilaiyaraaja is one of the finest music composers in India and has composed more than 5000 songs and provided film scores for more than 1000 films.

Ilaiyaraaja, Punyakoti -India’s First Sanskrit Animation Film
Ilaiyaraaja, India’s First Sanskrit Animation Film
The reason for choosing Sanskrit is, Sanskrit is the most scientific language in the world. Its Grammar is perfected to work more like an algorithm, Sanskrit is the root of many Western languages including English – Shankar, an ex-employee of Infosys

Punyakoti is not just only for the Kids because the message of honesty and harmony it spreads is suitable for all ages of people. You can watch with your entire family.

Punyakoti – India’s First Sanskrit Animation Film Details

Audio Language Sanskrit
Director Ravishankar Venkateswaran
Producer Sindhu SK
Music Ilaiyaraaja
Cast Roger Narayan, Revathi, SR Leela, Anupama Hosakere, Anand Rajamani, Sneha Ravishankar
Crew Manoj Kannoth, Girish, Robin Kunjukutty
Running time 85 minutes
Film format DCP
Subtitles English

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