“Hey guys, it’s still me. I simply decided to go green!”
Concept : This short animated film is a message to achieve a greener planet by stopping pollution. For this purpose we have used Ganesh Chaturdhi, a festival widely celebrated in India, to show the pollution done by the devotees. During this festival, the devotees immerse Idols of Lord Ganesha in fresh water so that they would be blessed with wealth and prosperity. Devotees, instead of buying idols made of clay and biodegradable colours, buy idols made of harmful materials like Plaster of Paris, chemical paints etc. Such idols made of harmful materials are not biodegradable and damage our fresh water resources.
Story: A rat in its hunger steals some food from the festival and hides in one of the Lord Ganesha’s idols. It is eating inside the ear of the idol when it hears lots of splashing sounds in the surroundings. Disturbed, the rat comes out to have a look. To its surprise it is in the middle of a lake also the entire lake is filled with other Ganesha Idols. The Rat is surprised and dismayed to find itself in such a predicament. The distressed rat gets distracted by the sound of an idol falling in to water behind it.
In the mean time, an Eagle is searching for food with its sharp eyes and notices the rat below on the Lord Ganesha’s idol. The eagle dives straight towards the rat and grabs the distracted rat with its legs.
Message : If we ignore the danger of pollution and go against the nature, then it will attack us like the Eagle, which attacked a Rat in this video.
Make Ganesh idols with natural soil and harmless colors.Pledge to protect our mother nature!