Manasanamaha (Salutations to the Mind) (2020)

A young man muses on the nature of love, recounting three relationships from his past. The girls in his life resemble three different seasons, namely Chaitra (Spring), Varsha (Monsoon) & Seeta (Winter).

Completed On: 28 Mar, 2020

Duration: 16 min 40 sec

Genres: Experimental, Fiction, Short

Country: India

Director: Deepak reddy

Submitted By: Deepak reddy

Manasanamaha (Salutations to the Mind) Poster
A young man muses on the nature of love, recounting three relationships from his past. The girls in his life resemble three different seasons, namely Chaitra (Spring), Varsha (Monsoon) & Seeta (Winter).
  • Directors
    Deepak reddy Reddy
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  • Producers
    Deepak reddy
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  • Writers
    Deepak reddy
  • Film Type
    Experimental, Fiction, Short
  • Genres
    Romance-Comedy-Experimental
  • Runtime
    16 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date
    28 Mar, 2020
  • Production Budget
    5000 USD
  • Country of Origin
    India
  • Country of Filming
    India
  • Film Language
    Telugu
  • Shooting Format
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Director's Biography

Deepak Reddy is multiple award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer and actor best known for his short films, Hide & Seek and Manasanamaha, a romantic comedy. Graduated from University of Houston, Tx. But decided to take filmmaking as his fulltime profession as he felt storytelling is his strength and passion.

Director's Statement

"Manasanamaha" roughly translates to 'Salutations to the mind' in Sanskrit. The film is an ode to the process of making memories and how they define our perspective. In order to communicate this to the audience, I chose to narrate this story in the first person perspective over the usual third person perspective. Of course it would be biased, but I felt it would also make it more human, full of errors and emotions.

When I started visualizing the film, I wanted it to have its own language, be it the structure, compositions, colours, cinematography, editing or even the narrative. A lot of work went into the cinematographic and sound editing techniques to evoke the sense of nostalgia the character feels while reminiscing. Use of a custom-made helmet rig for the POV shots helped set the tone, as did the fluid watercolour shots to bookend the different chapters of the story.

The idea at the heart of this film is that the endings of love stories can be happy or sad but the beginnings are always happy. With this in mind, I decided to literally narrate a story in backwards to end it on a happy note.

2 Reviews
  • Nicely depicted. Well done.

    16 Oct, 2020

  • Wonderful project. All the best for future projects also. Best Wishes!!!

    15 Oct, 2020

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  • Deepak Reddy's 'Manasanamaha' Makes History at the International Film Festivals

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