Pakeeza Film Title Sequence

  • The Film Title sequence was a collaborative project. All the footage was shot on
    a Nikon D5100 DSLR camera. The sequence was created using FinalCut Pro X.
    Pakeeza is a 1972 Indian Classic Bollywood film. The story is based in colonial India in Lucknow.
    It follows the life of the daughter of a dead courtesan who also becomes a courtesan dancer.
    She faces the stigma of society and falls in love with a man who leaves a letter on her feet
    while she sleeps on a train. 
    The film title sequence is inspired by the symbolism and colors in the film,
    the notions of dance, movement, of beauty which is trapped and dying.