Graphic India recently announced the launch of its Graphic India app exclusively on the Windows Phone platform. The app can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store.
In the same way that America created superheroes and Japan created anime, Graphic India is harnessing the creativity of India to launch a new wave of enduring stories and mythic heroes to captivate the imagination of audiences in India and around the world.
Graphic India co-founder and CEO Sharad Devarajan said in a statement: “We believe the next Steven Spielberg, JK Rowling, Stan Lee or Miyazaki exists somewhere in India – ready to change the world through their stories. The Graphic India app will give a platform to the amazing creativity of India allowing us to share our Indian stories with audiences around the world.”
The Graphic India app for Windows Phone will enhance the start screen experience for users with stunning character graphics. The app currently has six shows available, with Graphic India launching many more shows in the coming months. Animated Comics available now, or launching soon through the app, include:
Stan Lee’s “Chakra The Invincible” featuring the first Indian superhero from the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk and The Avengers.
“18 Days” a thrilling reinvention of the Mahabharata created by superstar Batman writer, Grant Morrison
“Sholay: Gabbar” revealing for the first time the epic origin story of the most infamous villain in Indian cinema
“Ramayan 3392AD”, a futuristic epic inspired by the classic Ramayana myth and currently being developed as a live-action film in Hollywood
“Krrish: Menace of the Monkey Men” featuring an all new original story of India’s iconic film character
“Shekhar Kapur’s DEVI” the story of an immortal goddess reincarnated as a young woman in modern India, created from the acclaimed filmmaker of Elizabeth and Mr. India
Microsoft India, Windows Phone Business Group, director Vineet Durani added: “Animation is a billion dollar industry in India and a growing number of the country’s youth are taking an interest in Indian animation characters. Therefore, we believe that the Graphic India app is a great new addition to our offerings. It offers a new dimension to the fast-growing Windows Phone Store and showcases some great Indian talent. We are proud to partner with Graphic India to showcase India’s talent to the youth of this country.”
Users will be able to stream and watch videos once they download the app, as well as receive new episodes each week.