( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2017-10-26 16:05:47 )
Mumbai, India – Prosya Productions
is proud to announce the world preview of an indie Indo-Australian feature - Aryans, a Pythonesque romp about Race, Caste and Religion, starring Tom Alter and Shivam Pradhan, and directed by Anmol Mishra.
Aryans depicts the process that led to the invention of the Aryan Invasion Theory. And the subsequent flow of ideas from Racism, Social Darwinism, Eugenics and Concentration Camps.
The late Tom Alter stars in this movie, and he depicts the character of Herbert Hope Risley, who divided India into 2000 castes during the first and second Indian census in 1891 and 1901. Did the caste system even exist before? This is a breakthrough performance where Tom enacts the process of dividing native Indians on the basis of their skin color using an instrument called the Tintometer. During this classification he spars with his pundit - ably depicted by the late Shivam Pradhan.
Tom Alter passed away due to complications related to bone cancer in September 2017. Shivam Pradhan passed away in November 2016 due to complications related to a blood disorder.
During the movie, we visit the lives of Roberto DeNobili and the invention of the fraud Veda, William Jones and the creation of the Asiatick Society, Baron Babington Macauley and his liaison with Max Mueller, and the subsequent explosion of the myth of Aryan languages into the realm of Racism, Social Darwinism, Eugenics and Concentration Camps.
The film also stars an extensive list of Australian theatre actors, namely Craig Walker, John Logiacco, Matthew Grego, James Parbery, Julie-Anne Breen, Warren Paul Grover, Jerry Retford and Peter Hayes, among others.
Aryans will feature its world premiere at the NFDC Viewing Room in IFFI Goa in November 2017 and at the Delhi International Film Festival in December 2017.
– www.prosya.com is an indie production house based in Sydney and Mumbai representing Producer Director Anmol Mishra.
Prosya specializes in arthouse films.