Sunil Prem Vyas
Have you heard of a 2 ½ D animation film before? No, I do not believe so. Mr Sunil Prem Vyas has a powerpack surprise for you by introducing the forthcoming animation movie, Nandi - The Savior is inspired by Indian mythology but is set in modern times and will be a ground-breaking superhero movie from India It features a captivating tale that will keep you glued to your screens. Sunil is a multi-talented actor/filmmaker who has made a slew of award-winning feature films. He is a young achiever who started with the Darpan Theater group at the age of 17. One of his best creations is Take it easy which was loved by everyone around the globe with 8.2 IMDB ratings.
Sunil Prem Vyas, who hails from a small town in Haryana, has staged around 17 plays by prominent authors including George Bernard Shaw, Vijay Tendulkar, Ratnakar, Matkari, Moliere, Mahesh Elkunchwar, and Sunil Prem Vyas himself. Darpan Theater Group eventually became Darpan Theater Cine Arts (DTCA), a film production firm known for films including The Artist Within (Cannes fame), Galti Se Mistake Ho Gayi, and Gandhi Ki Zameen Par. He also acted in and wrote a 45-minute short film that received praise from India`s former president, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
As stated above this Animation movie Nandi-The Saviour is inspired by mythology but its premise is set in contemporary times. It is a fascinating experience to create a fictional superhero movie around mythological characters like Nandi descending on earth in today’s times, states the Writer-Director Sunil Prem Vyas.
Talking about technical aspects and this new genre of 2½D animation Sunil speaks with a confident smile that “I always intend to create innovative ideas of story-telling. This time it so happened that I decided to utilize the skills of my theatre group actors to create this animation film, the basic challenge was to make them look and behave like animated characters and with the help of constantly growing technology, A. I & improvising through creative body language workshop we were able to accomplish & pioneer this unconventional way of making and animation feature film. Thanks to my background in theatre.
We were able to create a 2D Graphic novel look with moving images while the story-telling treatment remained in 3D as we shot with live actors with special makeup & costumes to match our intended expectations & then in the whole process we created a new genre of 2½D animation movie wherein the look is 2D but the treatment is 3D & that’s how 2 ½D”
The film is set to hit cinemas this year soon, following OTT & satellite release.