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The Holy Chariot

The Ganges is how one identifies India. The Ganges is the longest river within India. The Ganges is considered the most sacred river to the Hindus. It is a popular belief in India that taking bath in river Ganges frees a person from all his or her sins. The film is a animated mythological representation of the history of the river Ganges. The Ganges is personified as Goddess Ganga in the Hindu scriptures.
The film is an appeal to everyone coming to the Ghats (the place where water meets the river) of river Ganges to keep it clean. More than 60,000 on an average day come to the river Ganges at the Ghats of Varanasi every day. The film is about the mythological tale of a King Sagar who won a war and was advancing towards earth to celebrate his victory was plotted by God Indra otherwise. It involves the story of the efforts it took for a King Bhagirath to penance for more than 1000 years to bestow on earth river Ganges and by this film it is an appeal to not waste this dedication and vision and not be selfish to keep the river Ganges for millions of people unclean and probably unattainable for future generations.

  • Tanmay Shah
  • Tanmay Shah
  • Tanmay Shah
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 17, 2019
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Director Biography - Tanmay Shah

Tanmay Shah,29, is a social film maker from India. He is a former Research Associate from IIT-Bombay with very strong hold over algorithm development. He left his job on a sudden mid-night to start his journey of making meaningful films.
He has made 52 short films in 52 weeks in 2015. He holds a Limca Book Of Records, Asia Book Of Records, Golden Book Of World Records for maximum short films in a year. He works on extremely futuristic and realistic social issues and tells a story in the most compelling way. His writing style involves more visual story telling with apt dialogues. His famous TEDx talk on 'The Curious case of Sub-dreams' gives his philosophical take on life and films in general.
He is currently Founder and CEO at FridayFictionFilms, the film production house that produces his films. He is ideally seen to write, shoot, direct and edit his own films.
His first short documentary-'Pinch Of Salt' has won 15 International Film Festival awards and has been officially selected in 35 film festivals all around the world. With screening in more than 10 countries, Pinch Of Salt is taking rounds in film festivals.
He is often seen giving short film-making workshops and talks in multi-national companies to top educational institutes in India and abroad.

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