About the Film
Mahatma Gandhi, as we all know was a significant contributor in the freedom struggle of India. He is today revered in India as the ‘Father of the nation’. Many if not all his teachings and life style choices were influenced by the teachings of Mahavir. His obsession with Ahimsa, Abstention, etc were mostly a part of the influence. Considering the influence of Gandhi, the story of whom is well known and also a multiple Oscar winning film, we decided to make a short 3D animation film on the monk who inspired him. This movie is hence the story of Vardhaman Mahavir, the monk who inspired Gandhi.
The beauty of this film, is that it is made entirely using open source tools. If Gandhi we alive today, we are sure, he would have been an open source advocate. The use of these tools is essentially a tribute to him. Primary software used in making the 3D animation is Blender. The other tool used is GIMP.
This story of Mahavir outlines his entire life – his birth, childhood, marriage, renunciation, meditations, teachings and finally his death. This film is in a way a tribute to this great Indian soul. The scene during which he gives his first talk will enable the viewer to immediately identify with the fundamentals of Gandhian thought. The film is of 30 min duration. The film is made in English.