This is something really close to my heart, my final project at College. I have many sweet memories of IDC,IIT Bombay connected with this. It was not a group project, we had to do everything on our own, starting from the scratch concept to the final product. I loved every single moment of it. When I started, I didn’t know anything about any software, except Photoshop. In fact, I made a few of the scenes in Flash 😀 , but then I learnt so much in the process. I admit there are many scenes here, taken from known cinematics but I guess that was the best way to learn the power of ‘proper timing’ and ‘composition’ for someone who is doing everything for the first time. I always used to be fascinated by the game cinematics, like how in just few minutes they narrate the gist of a story and have a powerful impact. And while creating my first film, I wanted all these elements in it.
I started with researching Indian Mythology, which was my favorite subject, and choose the character ‘Arjun’ ‘coz of his unique characteristics and his dual personality. I wanted to concentrate more on the composition, timing and storytelling part rather than compressing the huge content in to a few minutes. So instead of trying to narrate his whole story I choose only a part of it, where he loses his son ‘Abhimanyu’ in the battle of Kurukshetra and fights back in rage on 18th day.
I won awards in 3 international and 4 national film festivals. The film was also showcased in Annecy France 2008.