Good Morning Mumbai

The film tries to understand the significance of a temple while delving into attributes like caste and power associated with it. It tries to do so, through the story of a more than a century old temple in the heart of Mumbai city, in Dharavi. The Adi-Dravida, a dalit community from Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu had started migrating to Bombay in the late 19th century. Apart from other occupations, most of the people from their caste worked in the leather tanneries. In the hustle of the Ganpati festival preparations, organized by the newly elected temple committee, the film explores the history of migration and occupation, understands how Matunga is an exclusionary space and the significance of the temple in everyday life of the people from this community.

Rajesh Thakare: 2000-2004: Graduation Raheja School of Art, St Martin road, Bandra(W), Mumbai-400050. Govt. Diploma Course in applied art.
2004-2006: Work experience As an illustrator in Tata Interactive System (TIS). Leela Business Park, Andheri-Kurla Road, Mumbai-400059

2006-2009: Post graduation National Institute of Design, Paladi, Ahmedabad-380007 Animation Film Design (Post Graduate Diploma Program in Design)

Troy Vasanth: Graduation: B.Arch: Bachelor of Architecture (2000-2005) National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli-620015

Post Graduation: PGDPD Animation Film Design (2006-2009) National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad- 380007

Work Experience 2004: Worked as a trainee for six months in C&T Architects, Bangalore. 2008: Assisted an Animation workshop at IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts) Delhi. 2009: Worked in a 1 minute short commercial project as a 3D animator for Watanabi communications, Dubai. 2010: Guided a group of 15 students for an Animation Short film project in Xplora Design skool, Ahmadabad. 2010: Composed a 4 minute music track for a design visualization project for DC Designs, Pune. 2010: Designed the sound track for a commercial competition project for Girgid studios, Ahmadabad. 2010: Conducted an Open elective Workshop for a group of 12 students on basic animation in National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad.