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When Bryan Cranston AKA Walter White spoke for Lord Ram in an animated version of Ramayana (PC: Getty Images)
Bryan Cranston is a popular name in Hollywood due to his amazing performance as Walter White in the Breaking Bad series. Aside from that, he’s also known as the goofy dad on the Malcolm in the Middle series, but did you know he gave a voice for an animated version of Ramayana?
On the occasion of his 65th birthday, let’s talk about his work in the 1992 animated film Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama. The film was an Indo-Japanese production filmed on the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Japan. It was directed by Japanese filmmaker Yugo Sako and had two voices for its Hindi and English versions.
According to reports, the original English version had Nikhil Kapoor pronouncing Lord Ram, Raell Padamsee as Sita, Uday Mathan as Ravana, and Noel Godin as Hanuman. Rahul Bose and Cyrus Broacha were also part of the cast for Bharata and Angad.
The Hindi version also brought back Arun Govil from the popular 1987 Ramanand Sagar series to perform Lord Ram, Namrata Sawhney as Sita, and the late Amrish Puri’s low baritone voice for Ravana. Seasoned actor Shatrughan Sinha was also hired as a spokesperson for the film.
It wasn’t until 2001 that the makers of the animated film Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama decided to have a different cast to release it in the United States of America. At the time, Bryan Cranston was jailed to speak for Lord Rama with other actors. Interestingly, James Earl Jones, known for voicing Darth Vader in Star Wars, was brought up for the narrator in the film.
The film was even released with a different title than the original. It was published with the title The Prince of Light: The Legend of Ramayana. Check out the trailer below:
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