Pixar's latest short film 'Sanjay's Super Team' seems to be the type of film that will strike a chord with not just NRI kids all over the world but also our generation residing in India. A recently-released clipping of the short suggests that the the film deals with our never-ending love for all things Western while our parents force-feed us 'Indian Culture'.
From the clipping we can see that a young Indian-American boy, who is engrossed in his favourite cartoon playing on TV, is constantly disturbed by his father who is performing prayers at the puja room located in the living room. The boy tries to cut out the noise by increasing the volume of the TV but finally his father wins by switching off the TV set.
What next? Will the boy be able to strike a balance between his Western inklings and his family's attempt to stay close to their roots?
Pixar's short deals with a subject close to our hearts. And here's how Pixar deals with it so subtly:
Director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle shared their experiences with the Walt Street Journal. Talking about the idea and the entire brainstorming process behind the film, they said: