Ananya Anil

Diploma Project The Art of Aping
Ajay Tiwari

Studio Eeksaurus

The focus of the project was to create a short film of a duration of 3 to 5 minutes talking about the “unshakable Western influence on us Indians, and our mentality of following them blindly.” The film compares Indians to apes, having the characteristic of copying without thinking. The protagonist of the film chooses to follow the West in every scenario. The concept of an “Ape-meter” has also been introduced, which measures the “ape-ness” of a person based on their behavioural choices. It has added humor and exaggerated sarcasm to talk about the vainness of our choices and further underlines how the Indian ways are not considered ‘cool’ anymore.