Saturday, 17 March 2012

SHAKIRA - India's First Female Superhero

By chance, I discovered a very nicely designed title sequence on YouTube a year ago. It's from Shakira: The End Of Evil; an Indian TV Series from 2007, featuring Soni Singh as Saakshi and her alter-ego Shakira. After a little bit of online research I managed to follow some links to find Anirban Chakraborty of The Design Karkhana who was the person responsible for the post-production; the look and feel of the promo, and contacted him to ask if I could use some of the images here. He explains on his blog that the concept behind the trailer was to portray Shakira's dual personality; the red denoting the girl who is afraid of the dark and the blue for the fearless Superheroine, Shakira. The video for the sequence was directed by Shakeel, the creative director for UTV Bindaas which can be seen below. For more of Anirban's work, check out his Design Karkhana blog right here.



5 comments:

  1. We wish to view the episodes.. Can dose 17 episodes be uploaded anywhere??? In youtube for instance.. der are many bindass channel vids also.. Love Shakira..

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    1. All the episodes are on Netflix. You can watch them if u have an account.

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    2. can u please upload them somewhere else from netflix??? netflix is not available in India

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  2. I just found this on Netflix. Amazing show. So many great themes of feminism within Indian culture. Is there more stuff like this? Would love to see more Indian feminist art/tv/movies.

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    1. This seems to get more hits than anything, so I think they should do a new series or make it into a movie!

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