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Kindled – Life Story of Swami Vivekananda in 3D Animation Film

Kindled is the title of a 3D Animation film in English, which is based on the life story of Swami Vivekananda. The animation film is under production and will be released during 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in 2013. The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, has tied up with Kolkata-based Aura Cinematics to produce the film.

The film is planned to be released in home DVD formats and aired on television.

‘Kindled’ deals with the phase of the Swami’s life from his meeting with Ramakrishna Paramhansa to his decision to spend his life in the service of others.
The Telegraph Calcutta reports
“We came up with this idea to spread the values and ideals of Swami Vivekananda amongst the youth. The philosophy of harmony and service needs to be inculcated in them, as only they have the potential to bring about change” said Swami Sarvabhutananda, the secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture. 
The project, which has a budget of Rs 6 to 7 crore, is to have a world-wide premiere in 2013. Talks are in process with potential international distributors for a theatrical release. 
Director Sukankan Roy from Aura Cinematics and his team spent the last two years researching and retracing Vivekananda’s steps in order to recreate incidents and locales. 
“The high points of making an animated film are the level of intricacy and detailing we can add in order to make it authentic. We visited all the places Swamiji went to and conducted detailed research to recreate his life,” Roy said. “It was not an easy task, and none of the incidents shown is false. Only scenes depicting the life of people in India and the US, where Swamiji is not directly involved, have been fictionalised.”