Soul Cages receives more than a million views within a month of its release


The quick movie, at its core, appears on the equilibrium between life and dying.

Savitha Sastry has been acknowledged on this planet of Bharatanatyam for her technical prowess for over the three a long time. In 2012, Bharatanatyam danseuse Savitha Sastry and her author husband AK Srikanth surprised the world of classical Indian dance with their thematic presentaton ‘Soul Cages’ on stage. Today in 2024, they’ve tried the identical manufacturing within the kind of a movie and it has already acquired more than a million views.


The quick movie, at its core, appears on the equilibrium between life and dying. The deeply philosophical story is portrayed by means of a denouement that’s simple to know, gorgeous visuals, and a particularly shifting narrative. Apart from Savitha Sastry, the movie additionally options famous actor Rupesh Tillu (Ship of Theseus, Ophelia) in an avatar he has not been seen in earlier than. Savitha Sastry shares her views on the success of her latest manufacturing.



1) What has been the response from the viewers on Soul Cages?


It has been phenomenal! I feel, anybody that has watched the movie has come out deeply affected, probably even more so than the stage model twelve years in the past. With over a million views, I feel it could rank amongst our prime considered movies.



2) It is troublesome to get such phenomenal views on a dance manufacturing specializing in classical dance per se. To what would you attribute this success?


In case of Soul Cages, I might instantly attribute it to the story. Writer AK Srikanth (additionally the Director) had penned a very highly effective script, and I feel the artistic crew knew proper from the beginning that we had been engaged on a potential winner. The success was as a result of the movie conveys that story, and classical dance is one of the weather that contributes to telling the story, fairly than being the explanation of its existence itself.  In reality, we ensured that the story is above all else – the actors, the dance and the music. 



3) What is within the pipeline for 2024?


We are working with a script as we converse – it’s a very totally different style from ‘Soul Cages’ – in actual fact from something we’ve carried out prior to now. We are additionally engaged on a potential venture for kids; one thing that’s been on our minds for a very long time now. There can also be a documentary characteristic we’re taking a look at – on the misplaced dance varieties of India. Hopefully, 2024 ought to see fairly a bit of this coming to fruition. 



4) Could you elaborate in your function in safeguarding conventional dance varieties, particularly within the context of up to date dance tendencies?



I feel the function I’m making an attempt to play is in taking conventional dance to an viewers that isn’t conversant with it – each in India and overseas. The method we do it’s to take novel tales not based mostly on faith or mythology – which tends to be the case with most conventional repertoires. The dance kind itself has existed for lots of of years – so it undoubtedly doesn’t want safeguarding! However for my part, there must be no must fuse it with up to date stuff as classical dance is succesful of delivering any content material by its personal innate grammar. In a method, by means of my movies, that’s precisely what I’m making an attempt to say.



5) How has the shift from the stage to the display screen been? Do you propose to get again to stage along with your dance productions?


The shift from stage to display screen in my case was born out of two details – one, we needed to archive our stage productions and two, if the concept was to evangelise classical artwork then the digital world has a attain that stage can by no means have. Stage and display screen have very totally different dynamics – on stage it’s a a lot more linked expertise with the audiences, and any performer actually desires that. Digital/ Films give a far better attain, however with a display screen between the viewers and the performer. However, I don’t assume I’ve any plan of getting again to stage within the foreseeable future given the volumes of digital productions I’m engaged on.



6) What is the artistic course of of Mr. AK Srikanth- from writing tales to directing the manufacturing


It all begins with the script – Srikanth takes his personal time in conceptualising a theme, however as soon as it’s clear in his head, he writes it out pretty rapidly. Most of what he writes is impressed by true life incidents – however he fictionalises it in a method the place it’s troublesome to fathom who he’s speaking about. The story itself is then reworked to a screenplay – at which level the remainder of the crew will get concerned – for the music, the places, the cinematography and so forth. Srikanth is normally very clear about how he would really like the movie to be – and expresses his ideas with a truthful quantity of element to the crew and solid. So when he comes on units, it appears like now we have gone over the sequence many instances. As lengthy as we keep true to his imaginative and prescient, he tends to be a director who permits improvements on units – but when one thing strays off his imaginative and prescient, he tends to be very fast at culling it out.

Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
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