Plangle Studios in Mangaluru is striving to develop localized content in an era when Millenials are racing towards westernization.
The team received a lot of positive feedback for their recent video, which featured Dr. Rajkumar in a digital avatar, for the popular theatre song ‘Ninnanthor yaaru illavalo.’
Vaibhav Vasuki has spiritedly delivered the song, which was composed by renowned theatre personality B V Karanth for the erstwhile monarch of Mysuru Kanthirava Narasaraja I and arranged by Navneeth Shyam.
Ninnanthor yaaru illavlo is a trailer for the upcoming Kannada film Daredevil Musthafa, which is based on a novel by famed Mysorean novelist Poornachandra Tejasvi of the same name. The music was released on the PRK Audio label, and the film, which is now in post-production, will be released before the end of the year.
Debutant director Shashank Sogal is soon bringing this movie to the big screen and wanted to introduce it with an animated song featuring a scene from the movie; he has worked with Prajwal Vas of Plangle Studio to conceptualize the same.
Prajwal Vas, CEO, and Founder of Plangle Studios who was born and brought up in Mangaluru studied and worked in the UK for almost 7 years, after returning to India, he started the Plangle studios in 2018.
Started out with just three members, Prajwal’s team now has 13 people hailing from local fine arts schools here.
Prajwal founded the company with the goal of hiring local talent and training them to develop world-class visual effects and animation for the worldwide film industry. Dr. Rajkumar’s animated video was one of Plangle Studio’s first products to be released.
Raj Sounds and Lights, a Tulu film produced by Vaibhav Flix in collaboration with Mango Pickle Entertainment, is the next project on Plangle Studio’s schedule. Vj Vineeth, Karishma Amin, and Yasha Ravishankar feature in the film Raj Sounds and Lights, which is directed by Rahul Amin.
In terms of future ambitions, Prajwal stated that he wants to use animation to create regional content and that because local culture is rich in mythology and stories, he wants to incorporate that into his new projects.
Speaking about the immense reaction received to the latest video, Prajwal shared that Ton Roosendaal, Chairman of Blender Foundation known as the original creator of the open-source 3D creation suite Blender and Traces responded to the video.