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Vuclip & Graphic India Partner to Bring Sholay’s Legendary Villain Gabbar Singh’s Backstory to Mobile Through New Animated Comics

Posted By : Animation Galaxy    At 19-03-2014 14:43:17


Tags : Vuclip & Graphic India Gabbar Singh Animated Series    

Vuclip, the world's largest independent mobile video and media company, Sholay Media and Entertainment, and Graphic India, an entertainment company focused on creating leading characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms, announced today that for the first time, fans of the epic film SHOLAY will now get to experience a new animated mobile comic interpretation of the secret history of Gabbar Singh, one of Indian cinemas most legendary pop-culture icons.

Experience the animated mobile comic series that imagines the legend of Bollywood’s greatest cinematic villain, the infamous bandit, Gabbar Singh who has captivated audiences for over 30 years. Journey to his past and witness the never before seen tragic and twisted story of revenge and redemption that turned an ordinary boy into India's most famous and feared villain.

The new animated shorts can be viewed exclusively via all Vuclip products, including the updated Vuclip Android App announced today, from any network and on any mobile device.

With this animated mobile comic series, Vuclip and Graphic India offer a fresh approach to storytelling that resonates with today’s youth on the platform that’s most relevant to them. The Gabbar mobile series will be released in twenty episodes available exclusively on Vuclip in Hindi.

“Every day we acquire and develop more exciting, unique content that viewers can enjoy on Vuclip. We’re thrilled to bring this eternally popular character of Gabbar to fans across mobile in this new comic book interpretation,” said Nikhil Naik, Director, Global Content and Distribution for Vuclip. “The animated mobile comic series will resonate with today’s globalized youth. Through this partnership with Graphic India, Vuclip will continue to bring more such brand new animated mobile comics to consumers.”

Commenting on the Gabbar animated comic book series, Sascha Sippy, Chairman of Sholay Media and Entertainment said, “Gabbar Singh is without a doubt India’s most remembered cinematic character. The plans for Sholay moving forward in this space are immense! Our partnership with Graphic India has allowed some of India’s leading artists and writers the chance to reimagine the origins and characters of Sholay in new and exciting ways for comic books.

“Gabbar is like the ‘Darth Vader’ of Indian cinema, the most iconic villain ever created in Bollywood. We are so thrilled to be working with Sholay Media and Entertainment and Vuclip to reimagine this iconic character’s backstory through these animated mobile comic shorts for the first time” added, Sharad Devarajan, Co-Founder and CEO of Graphic India. “For Graphic India, the future of entertainment is on mobile, and a platform like Vuclip offers us a chance to redefine the comic book storytelling experience, bringing our great characters and groundbreaking stories to millions of their mobile users in India and beyond.”

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