‘Yaanam,’ a non-feature film, was screened under the Indian Panorama section at the 53rd edition of the International Film Festival at Goa. It is based on the autobiographical book “My Odyssey: Memoirs of the Man Behind the Mangalyaan Mission” by former space chairman Padma Bhushan Dr K. Radhakrishnan. ‘Yaanam’ movie portrays India’s dream project Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan).
About the documentary:
The 45-minute documentary is a complete Sanskrit film by all means as the entire script and dialogues are in the ancient language. The film has been produced by AV Anoop under the banner AVA Productions with the complete support of ISRO. The film premiered on 21 August 2022 in Chennai. It is the first science documentary in the Sanskrit language in the history of world cinema. It shows the capability and expertise of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the stellar contribution of space scientists and the importance of the Sanskrit language showing how India overcame an arduous interplanetary journey for a monumental victory in the first attempt itself.