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Cartoon network launches first Indian superhero

Cartoon Network, Graphic India and POW! Entertainment have come together to launch Chakra: The Invincible, a new movie that features Stan Lee’s first ever Indian superhero.

According to World Screen, the movie is scheduled to premiere on Cartoon Network in 34 million households in India on November 30. It tells the story of Raju Rai, a young Indian boy living in Mumbai. Raju and his mentor, the scientist Dr. Singh, develop a suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body. When Raju wears the suit he discovers superpowers and uses his newfound abilities to protect and serve.

Lee said, “I am incredibly excited to be collaborating with my friends at Graphic India as we launch this great new, thrill-a-minute superhero saga, named Chakra: The Invincible, on Cartoon Network.” He added, “The incredible story of Chakra, one of my latest and most exciting superhero creations, promises to captivate audiences in India and around the world with his adventures.”

Krishna Desai, the senior director and network head for kids in South Asia at Turner International India, said, “We are thrilled to announce this partnership and to have the opportunity of working with one of the world’s greatest legends—and my favorite real-life superhero—Stan Lee. Chakra: The Invincible is a part of Turner’s continuing efforts to entertain kids and families across India with new and exciting characters and stories.”