The evening of 25th April saw a 3D laser extravaganza like none other. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the event on-line as the 55 foot giant Hanuman Statue at the Seetaramaswami Temple came alive before a stunned audience and media. The show is produced and presented by T S Pattabhiraman Trustee, Sri Seetharamaswami Temple Trust.
Speaking about the music, Bollywood composer Roshin Balu said that* “The director wanted to deliver a feel of “Thrissur Puram”, the festival of elephants for which the city is famous. So I added the ‘Mund’ percussions and Nadaswaram to give a distinctive feel to the sound track.”
Anjali Joshi the production Designer added that “The director wanted to present the show with a dominant theme of gold. Thrissur being a India’s leading city of gold jewellery. So we went ahead, added a gilt edge to the visual fabric, making the show an integral part of Thrissur landscape.”
*Mani Shankar describes his effort as ‘Re-imagining Divinity with Reverence*’. “There’s a concept known a Praana Pratishta in Hindu Ritualism, where a statue metaphorically comes to life by performing the correct procedures. What we have done in this show is to re-imagine that in visual emotive terms. As they watch, if people feel an added wave of bliss and reverence to Lord Hanuman, our efforts have borne fruit,” he adds.
Shri. T S Pattabhiraman, trustee of the temple added*, “We want to ignite the fire of devotion in the younger generation and this beautiful laser show has contributed so much to that cause.”