Watch: Delightful Animated Short ‘Seen It’ by India’s Studio Eeksaurus
by Alex Billington
January 3, 2022
“With ardent worship, dedication and prayers… you can bring them into your service.” Everything that comes out of this animation house in India – Studio Eeksaurus – is excellent (also see The Basket), and this is another unique creation. Seen It! is a fantastic hand-drawn animated short made by an illustrator named Adithi Krishnadas. The 12-minute short presents a number of kooky stories about a man discussing ghosts and religion in his local community, recorded in the Malayalam dialect. The intro: “The ever-vibrant Mr. P. N. K Panicker has several shockers up his sleeve. He takes the viewer along a moonlit stroll and paints a quirky picture of the supernatural encounters he has had.” Even though these are strange stories being told, there is something whimsical and entertaining about this. It’s so charming and quirky and amusing to see. Give yourself 12 minutes to enjoy this short, and see if you’re moved or inspired by the stories. Watch below.
Thanks to Short of the Week for the tip on this. Brief description from YouTube: “The ever-vibrant Mr. P. N. K Panicker has several shockers up his sleeve. He takes the viewer along a moonlit stroll and paints a quirky picture of the supernatural encounters he has had.” Seen It, originally known as Kandittundu in Malayalam, is directed by animator / illustrator Adithi Krishnadas, making her feature directorial debut. You can also follow her on IG @adithikrishnadas or on Behance here. The screenplay is by animation filmmaker Suresh Eriyat (aka “E. Suresh”) – the founder and director of Indian animation house Studio Eeksaurus. View more of their work on their website and watch videos on their Vimeo. Based on the stories by Mr. P.N.K Panicker as interviewed by Suresh Eriyat. Executive produced by Nilima Eriyat. This one features an original score by Nandhu Kartha. For more info on the short, head to SOTW. To discover more shorts, click here. Thoughts?