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We're first to blend Hinduism & Islam in Mandala art: Sacred Games designer

In a Q&A, Vijesh Rajan dwells on the complexities and challenges involving colour, form and aesthetics in evolving the front face of one of small screen's most endearing series in recent times

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Rahul Saha The unfolding macabre of the storyline had viewers hooked from the very first minute. However, the title sequence and episode titles portrayed a refreshing touch of Hindu symbolicism intertwined with Mandala art, along with bits and pieces of Islamic patterns. The colourful title sequence starts with a Mandala design that depicts both the religions co-existing in fully saturated glory. As the sequence moves forward, archival footages of violence and anger due to religious and political differences take over and then slowly, the colours bleed into the darkness that all those actions have ...

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Add this at test1 But as the sequence moves forward, and we start seeing the violence and anger in the archival footage, the colours bleed into darkness - and slowly, all that's left is pure black. This represents the effects of communal animosity and the darkness it has brought in our history.

Were first to blend Hinduism & Islam in Mandala art: Sacred Games designer

Add this at test1 But as the sequence moves forward, and we start seeing the violence and anger in the archival footage, the colours bleed into darkness - and slowly, all that's left is pure black. This represents the effects of communal animosity and the darkness it has brought in our history.

Were first to blend Hinduism & Islam in Mandala art: Sacred Games designer

Add this at test1 But as the sequence moves forward, and we start seeing the violence and anger in the archival footage, the colours bleed into darkness - and slowly, all that's left is pure black. This represents the effects of communal animosity and the darkness it has brought in our history.

First Published: Wed, September 05 2018. 12:31 IST
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We're first to blend Hinduism & Islam in Mandala art: Sacred Games designer

In a Q&A, Vijesh Rajan dwells on the complexities and challenges involving colour, form and aesthetics in evolving the front face of one of small screen's most endearing series in recent times

The unfolding macabre of the storyline had viewers hooked from the very first minute. However, the title sequence and episode titles portrayed a refreshing touch of Hindu symbolicism intertwined with Mandala art, along with bits and pieces of Islamic patterns. The colourful title sequence starts with a Mandala design that depicts both the religions co-existing in fully saturated glory. As the sequence moves forward, archival footages of violence and anger due to religious and political differences take over and then slowly, the colours bleed into the darkness that all those actions have ...

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