RASA YATRA evokes the beauty of pilgrimage and explores the essence of devotion in Hindu culture through non-linear narrative. Rasa is Sanskrit for "juice" or "taste". Yatra means "journey"... See full summary »
RASA YATRA evokes the beauty of pilgrimage and explores the essence of devotion in Hindu culture through non-linear narrative. Rasa is Sanskrit for "juice" or "taste". Yatra means "journey", suggesting a joyful inner expedition, beyond the confines of routine and conceptual conventions. Photographed over a period of four years, RASA YATRA takes the audience on a meditative journey from the majestic Himalayan mountains into Vrindavana, the spiritual heart of India. For the receptive viewer, RASA YATRA becomes a pilgrimage rather than a mere depiction of one. Written by
Kenneth R. Valpey
I am an Italian photographer, musician and writer. Rasa Yatra is an innovative way to make the viewer live places and cultures through her\his own perception. The almost complete absence of language eliminates contamination of the purity of the images and possible author biases. It also allow the watcher to be in the places shown as the attention is not diverted by narrative . In writing one of the basic rules is to maintain a proper balance between showing and telling; in visual arts telling by showing is an ultimate goal. This movie achieves this. It is also a spiritual expression of pure and objective art. I congratulate Param Tomanec for creating this unforgettable movie.
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