Director: Nina Paley
Original Release: 2008
Choice: My Wife's
My Overall Rating: 4 stars out of 5
The Purple Penguin is no stranger to Ramayana. In fact, of the three of us, she is the most knowledgeable in regards to Indian mythology. A few years back, we discovered the work of Sanjay Patel, a Pixar animator who has written and illustrated several children's books on the subject, including an adaptation of Ramayana. As such, she was able to identify the Hindu gods we didn't know.
The movie's a lot of fun. The animation, music and voice performances are all excellent. The autobiographical portions are the least interesting for me but the parallels Paley draws between her own story and that of Sita are meaningful.