The Descent

'The Descent' is a short dance film by acclaimed Bharatanatyam Danseuse Savitha Sastry. It is based on the story of a much acclaimed dancer who is now over the hill, and being replaced by newer artists. The film speaks about her depression and downward spiral, captured magnificently through Bharatanatyam.

  • AK Srikanth
    Director
    Chains, The Prophet, Soul Cages, Yudh
  • AK Srikanth
    Writer
    Chains, The Prophet, Soul Cages, Yudh
  • Savitha Sastry
    Producer
  • AK Srikanth
    Producer
  • Savitha Sastry
    Key Cast
  • Varsha Raviprakasha
    Key Cast
  • Krupa Ramachandran
    Key Cast
  • Rajkumar Bharathi
    Music
  • Savitha Sastry
    Choreography
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - AK Srikanth

AK Srikanth has directed several full length dance theatre projects featuring Savitha Sastry. The most notable productions include 'The Prophet', 'Soul Cages', 'Yudh' and 'Chains: Love Stories of Shadows'.

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Director Statement

Traditional or Classical Indian dance has become a niche in India, considering the new wave of Bollywood and Western entertainment avenues. My mission is to promote the classical Indian Dance to a global audience; however these dances are set to novel content as opposed to the traditional themes used most of the time.