Just like a living being, a city draws its character from it’s journey and it’s roots. Purani Dilli has, for generations, represented the glorious past of the city and has been a witness to its journey since the Mughals through the British rule up till now. However, in the current times of globalization when intentions are profit-driven, most spaces, in their visual as well as experiential expressions, are increasingly becoming homogeneous. Many unprotected architectural heritage sites, such as Purani Dilli, seem endangered mostly due to the neglect of the self-absorbed urbanized society of the current century.
The project is aimed to understand the probable reason behind the neglect. It tries to point out the increasing indifference and superficiality in people today and aims to reflect on the lack of identity that the society today seems to be ailing with. The film tries to suggest that revisiting the past may help us reason and initiate our search for that lost individuality. Thus, reaffirming the need to preserve a historical cityscape such as Purani Dilli.
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