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After The Jungle Book and Captain America, Mayur Puri takes on Finding Dory


Writer-lyricist Puri strikes a hat-trick with Disney, as he is roped in to pen Finding Dory dialogues in Hindi.

Suparna Thombare

After the huge success of the Hindi version of The Jungle Book and a great response to Captain America: Civil War, writer Mayur Puri has been roped in for a third film by Disney. He will be writing dialogues for the animation movie Finding Dory, a sequel to Finding Nemo.

The story of the sequel revolves around Nemo and Marlin as they help Dory on her quest to get reunited with her parents.

While it hasn't been revealed who will voice the characters in the Hindi version, the English voices include Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill and Idris Elbra.

Speaking about writing dialogues for Finding Dory, Puri said, "Finding Dory is an extremely special and rare film because, like its prequel Finding Nemo, it deals with our biggest fear — the loss of loved ones. When I was a little kid, I got lost in a fair for a few minutes (as filmy as it sounds) and I still remember the rollercoaster ride of emotions I went through, upon losing and then finding my family. Now, years later, as a father, I obsess over the safety of my family. This emotion is so deep in our core that it resonates with every single person. There is a reason why Manmohan Desai's lost-and-found formula worked so well for our cinema, right?"

Puri, who is best known as the screenwriter of Om Shanti Om (2007), is excited about striking a hat-trick of Disney movies. Surely, the success of The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War have a lot to do with him being roped in once again.

"After The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War, this is my third project with Disney India and I cannot think of a better project to make our hat-trick complete. It has been a learning experience as well as a joyride to bring Dory, Nemo and a host of new adorable characters to life. I'm extremely proud of the Hindi version which keeps the essence of the original intact but is more relatable for the Indian audience," said Puri. 

Disney Pixar's Finding Dory releases on 17 June in English and Hindi.