Tiger Queen India’s first wildlife film shot on high definition got a rousing applause at IFFI where it is among the 10 films shortlisted for the Vasudha award given to the best environmental film in the short film category.
The film’s director S Nallumuthu, expressing concern on the depleting tiger population in the country pointed out that the tigers in the country are less than the NGOs working for their protection.
Tiger Queen explores the battle for power and supremacy in the wild tiger family. The film is an action packed film set in Ranthambore and Sariska National parks in Rajasthan. The documentary is produced by Grey Films India Private Limited and was shot over a period of 130 days to capture the emotional drama of a tiger family.
“Instead of celebrity coming in front of camera and appealing people to save tigers, we have presented their story,” said Nallumuthu adding that there is no politics or big faces in the film.
Please find below excerpts of an interview with Jay Bajaj, maker of the environmental short film ‘Man who saved the Taj’ based, which is being screened at the Short Film centre (SFC) at the 41stInternational Film Festival of India, organised by Entertainment Society of Goa and DFF. The movie is about stellar lawyer-activist M C Mehta’s solo battle to save the Taj Mahal, which is plagued by ‘marble cancer’.