Indian video on demand service has set to host Iranian acclaimed animation ‘The Last Fiction’.
Ashkan Rahgozar’s animation that has so far been available through VoD streaming services in more than 22 countries around the world has now signed a contract with MX Player mega streaming company in India.
With the toon launching at that platform, people from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal will have access to watching it.
‘The Last Fiction’ is based on one of the epic stories of Abolghasem Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, Shahnameh (or the Book of Kings). When Jamshid gains victory over the devils with the Help of God, he surrenders himself to pride. This is when he loses God’s blessings and what comes next for him is a big defeat by Zahhak. Zahhak topples Jamshid and becomes the king. In fact, the most devilish king of all times.
The animation has some top-rating voice actors who are familiar faces to ifilm viewers.
Hamed Behdad, Hassan Pourshirazi, Leila Hatami, Shaqayeq Farahani, Ashkan Khatibi, Parviz Parastouee, Bita Farrahi, Melika Sharifinia, Baran Kosari, Banipal Shomoun and Farrokh Nemati are also among the cast members of the feature.
The film, that attended at the Oscars as Iran’s representative, has screened at a number of national and international film events and has succeeded to win awards. At the Epic ACG Fest in the US, the film won the Best Animation award, for instance.