The name of Veer Savarkar often conjures up image of the man who invented Hindutva. Savarkar is believed to be the man who started the saffron revolution, the man whose followers are often called “religious fundamentalists”. Born as VInayak Savarkar in Nashik, the man was a rebellion who posed to be a huge threat to the ruling British government.
Epified’s new animated presentation gives a different side of the freedom fighter, who not only had a unique vision on religion, India’s freedom and preservation of Indian culture. The short film has made use of artistic black & white impressions to portray poetic visuals of Savarkar. It also brings to life Savarkar’s views on God and religion, proving with his own words, that he was an atheist. ‘Veer Savarkar’s God’ aims to give an insight on Savarkar’s religious philosophy.
Generally known as a Hindu nationalist and being “right-wing”, Savarkar’s writings reveal a very different side of him. Acknowledging the vastness of the cosmos and the insignificance of humankind, he almost refutes the human ideal of an all-loving, all-pervasive God in this video. Although seeming like a non believer, he brings up some thought-provoking questions and also drives us to be inquisitive, if not disbelieve all that we have learnt. Conceptualising God is an essential watch for anyone who has ever wondered about what we believe, why we believe it and the kind of scrutiny our beliefs should be subjected to.