Bal Ganesh (2007) is a 3D animated musical movie for kids directed by Pankaj Sharma. He followed this up with Bal Ganesh 2. This Pankaj Sharma movie was produced by Smita Maroo of Shemaroo Entertainment and Pankaj Sharma himself. Bal Ganesh did extremely well in the box office and earned well over 32 million rupees in the first 2 weeks.
Bal Ganesh stars Ashar Sheikh as the voice of Bal Ganesh. The movie is about the childhood exploits and adventures of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God. Ganesh, as we know him from Hindu mythology, is the the elephant headed God of wealth and success. He was born to Shiva and Parvati. This movie sees him as a naughty young prankster who does mischief but is really innocent like all other kids. He is mightier than all the Gods and the most jovial. He loves eating ‘Modaks’ and running around with his ‘Mooshak’ or pet mouse. The movie was made especially for children but can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Bal Ganesh is also popular for its foot tapping music. Bal Ganesh songs were composed by Shamir Tandon and Sanjay Dhakan. It features the voice of Sukhwinder Singh. Bal Ganesh (2007) was released in 2007 by Shemaroo Entertainment and it is available in DVD format. It has an U rating and the overall runtime is 107 minutes. The movie is in Hindi with English subtitles.