Wanted: Shades of Life ft. Agnesmary Selvaraj

A woman falls in love with her passion for the art of Bharatanatyam, once again after 10 years of being aloof in her marriage life and helps many kids who would normally never get a chance to dance on stage, here in the city of Klang, Malaysia.

Agnesmary Selvaraj, took a bold decision, despite what society told her to go to India alone to complete her arangetram (Debut performance). Life takes a turn after that, and in her confusions of marriage, having a miscarriage, and fear, Agnes descends into a darker part of her life.

Wanted speaks of how many Malaysians came forward to help Agnes reconnect with her past and what inspired her to take care of the kids, often not chosen by dance schools to learn Bharatanatyam, and in essence, spread that love for the art. A story that covers what both men and women learn as they follow their dreams, understanding between a couple who had to work through their issues, and more importantly, empathy that one needs to develop in order to uplift kids who otherwise wouldn't be looked at. Wanted, a documentary about a woman and her heart.

  • Sanadtkumar Ganesan
    Wanted: Shades of Life Ep 1
  • Sanadtkumar Ganesan
    Wanted Episode 1
  • Rammyasheiny Rajentheran
  • Agnesmary Selvaraj
    Key Cast
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    Art, Drama
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    1 hour 8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
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  • Wanted: Shades of Life Official Malaysian Premiere
    Kuala Lumpur
    July 18, 2021
    Virtual Premeire(Malaysia)
  • Stockholm City Film Festival
    Stockholm City
    October 16, 2021
    Virtual Premiere
  • Tokyo Film Awards
    November 25, 2021
    Virtual Premiere
    Silver Winner - Best Documentary Feature, Nov 2021
Director Biography - Sanadtkumar Ganesan

Sanadtkumar is 21 year old documentary filmmaker, video editor and scriptwriter, primarily working for ET Boost (www.et-boost.com), a local production house and online channel catered for youngsters. Sanadt is also the co-founder of Ascendance, an international youth movement and the recipient of The Diana Award for Social Changemakers in 2019. Sanadt is the director of Wanted: Shades of Life, a docuseries that focuses on bringing out the stories of Malaysians who took the road less traveled, followed their hearts and are living a meaningful life.

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Director Statement

The best kind of stories are the ones that unravel a part of myself I haven't seen, and I feel like some times the greatest realizations come from the most unexpected places, and that's exactly where you'll find me.