It’s only human that in the last few months, each of us has pondered to ourselves about the fractures in our society. In the face of a pandemic, the deep-seated unevenness has come to the fore, exposing the discrepancies of our society.
Ali Fazal launched his newest work – Tasveer which is a heart-wrenching narration of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country. Lending his voice and having co-produced the uniquely animated visual journey that is helmed by Ashutosh Pathak, the video is a sharp commentary on the current world harping on the need to be kind. It ends with a beautiful message about the dignity of loving and how social gaps manifested by class can be fixed with empathy and kindness.
Pathak’s verse urges people to stand in support with the less privileged. As the COVID 19 pandemic intensified, the horrific visuals of labourers walking towards their homes in large numbers after being rendered jobless, Tasveer evokes in us the need to be socially responsible towards our fellow citizens.
In a beautifully done animated video by Pathak himself, with music rendered by Neel Adhikari, Ali was extremely keen to be part of this video.
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झाँकिये अपने अंदर । शायद वहीं कहीं छिपा है आने वाले कल का हल । This is what we have seen and felt . And when i say we, i dont mean the woke 1 percent on social media but we, the people of india, down below down under.. unfortuantely this scream will not reach the villager and the worker but it may ring your ears – you, yes you scrolling about your phone and passing judgements on all the happenings of the century.. and that includes me . Us all. We are not bad people. We’ve just been conditioned to march along narratives and trps. I will let the video do the talking. If you like it , do share it. Its not my voice alone. I speak for a lot of us in this. Thank you @daffymonk for having me onboard . — CREDITS Written, Animated and Directed by Ashutosh Pathak – @daffymonk Music and Sound Design by Neel Adhikari – @Neeladhikarimusic Mixed by @philtersoup 'March' illustration and sequence by Pradipta Ray – @pradipta_ray73 THANKS Avani Rai – @avani.rai Anubhuti Kashyap – @anubhuti_k Dibya Chatterjee – @Dibya.chatterjee Rajdeep Chowdhury – @rajdeep_chowdhry Chatura Rao – @chatura_rao