Jayantilal Gada's 'Mahabharat', India's first animation film that has used expression as well as voice of stellar actors of Bollywood, reported to have made a mark on the box office record, highest among all Indian animation films till date.
Released on 27th December 2013, the movie has set a record by earned 55 lakh on its opening Friday which is by far the highest for any animated movie in Bollywood. The movie has made 1.5crores in its opening weekend.
It can be noted that the animated industry in India is very nascent. There is no benchmark earning as such to talk about in the Indian animated movie industry. So far only few animations have release in India and did average business - 'Hanuman' which did 5 lakh on day one, 'Krishna and Kans' did 20 lakh, 'Chhota Bheem' (Which is also a famous cartoon series) did 45 lakh on day one, 'Arjun' did 25 lakh on day one and 'Sons of Ram' did 5 lakh on its first day.
Thus, 'Mahabharat' is the only movie which has set a benchmark with its opening day.
'Mahabharat' is the biggest star cast film to come out of India. Directed by Amaan Khan the movie includes a varied cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpayee, Vidya Balan, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, and many more.