A day and night in the life of a rickshaw driver in Bangalore
January 20, 2014 7:49 PM   Subscribe

Gorgeous animation by Xaver Xylophon brings Indian rickshaw world to life.

Where is Bangalore?

Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its role as the nation's leading IT exporter.
posted by nickyskye (11 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
As a Bangalorean, I vouch for the authenticity of this piece. Gave me a damn nostalgia attack, as well.
posted by dhruva at 8:33 PM on January 20, 2014 [3 favorites]

This really floats my boat. Great sense of atmosphere with very limited action and palette.
AAA+++ will watch again.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:48 PM on January 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

This is delightful!
posted by Catblack at 10:16 PM on January 20, 2014

Native Bangalorean here. This was beautiful.

I wish it was still just 97 rupees to get to IBM from the other side of the city, as everything transport related has just become so much more expensive so quickly.
posted by all the versus at 10:16 PM on January 20, 2014


I visited Bangalore a few times last year and this beautifully revives memories.
posted by marvin at 10:42 PM on January 20, 2014

Fabulous. Truly "the best of the web" and it is posts like this that keep me coming back here. Thanks Nicky!
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 11:28 PM on January 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Going to India for the first time in a week and now I'm even more excited! Thank you for posting. :)
posted by mdonley at 1:50 AM on January 21, 2014

Xylophon has an incredible way with the little subtle atmospheric details - he creates an atmosphere that draws the viewer in to this other person's reality.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:26 AM on January 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

I really liked this. Something about the color pallet and the way Xaver paints and animates people, it felt like early LucasArts games like The Secret of Monkey Island.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:48 AM on January 21, 2014

its weird how they can run like horse carriages through central park. That part where they jump the creek is epic. Also how do they go so fast with square wheels? Is this traditional?
posted by Colonel Panic at 12:40 PM on January 21, 2014

This was great, thanks for posting!
posted by carter at 5:15 AM on January 25, 2014

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