Music binds all is a short movie which fuses two distinct Indian art forms-Warli and Gond using music as a link.
The story depicts how human and nature are bound together intricately. The story begins with showing two pages
of a book, each page has a painting, and the paintings are from different art styles. Both the styles are animated
in flash and this animation is unique as paintings explain the concepts behind them.
The people behind this inspiring piece of work are
- Written by Vinay Pahlajani, Chief Architect, mLab
- Directed by Pushpendra Prakash Sagar; Sharad Mante
- Produced by Sesh Kumar- CEO and Chief Mentor, Emantras and mLab.
The first of its kind film earned its place in ANNECY 2009
amongst 40 other nominations and has brought the
spotlight on Indian folk & tribal art in an international platform. Screening at a festival of Annecy’s repute
set the stage for more laurels to come.
Other places screened at
TASK Kolkata 09
Indian film festival at Los Angeles 09
KROK Animated Film Festival - Ukraine (nominated for screening in October 09)
Award Winning Movies
All the three above mentioned gentlemen have rooted interest in Indian folk art and the mysticism behind it,
and thus an idea was born to blend the two art styles to show the intricacies of human and nature.
Funded internally (Mlab is a part of a bigger global digital education/interactive firm headed by Sesh Kumar),
this short film was completed within 4 months from conceptualization to finish. Ulrich Gomes was responsible
for composing the music for this film. The music resonates with the upbeat modern sounds mixed with folk rhythms.
This unique endeavor has produced laudable results with the movie ‘Music Binds all’ figuring actively in prestigious
film festivals worldwide.
The makers of the movie, including the person who championed this initiative-Sesh
Kumar believes that
Indian folk art and music can be blended and served in new formats to appeal
to the new generation, which is gizmo friendly and thrives on iPhones and Playstations.
He also wishes the movie shall serve to be a stepping stone to more activities in
the area of promoting awareness of Indian tribal culture
and folk art beyond the narrow cliques to the mainstream Indian and global audience.
It is a stepping stone to open new vistas of the rich cultural heritage we possess.