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After the immensely popular television serial, Dastaan-e-Hatimtai, director Afzal Ahmed Khan turns producer with two animation films, The Adventures of Sinbaad and The Adventures of Hatim and Sultan. While the former will release on March 22, the latter will release in June, under PVR's Director's Rare Section.
The germ of an idea to make an animation film stemmed after the success of Dastaan... which saw a successful run on Doordarshan. While several films have been made in Hollywood and India about the Arabian night hero, Sinbaad, Khan decided to portray him as a 10 year old child. "While all the other films have shown Sinbaad as a young man, my film will cater to children who will enjoy watching the adventures of Sinbaad on the high seas with whales and jinns. It is going to be a non-stop thriller," promises Khan. While The Adventures of Haatim... which will showcase its hero, Haatim as a seven year old, the film will have the loyal horse Sultan, birds, jinns and fairies. "The films talk about the joy of giving without expecting anything in return," explains Khan.
While the films took two years to complete, using the best technicians and state-of-art technology, the producer also has plans to publish a comic book series, merchandise and gaming application which will release during the time of the film. Meanwhile Khan also has plans to make seven sequels to both the films. "The second part will release six months after the release of the prequel," informs Khan.