Wild Karnataka, the new natural history documentary narrated by David Attenborough, is making waves. The first of its kind in India, it is shot in Ultra HD and the is the first natural history documentary to get a theatrical release. It is not known to all that Karnataka is one of the largest wildlife refuges on Earth and its amazing diversity of wildlife is explored through the film.
The film begins in September when the monsoons have covered the region in lush greenery. It carries on through the dry season, coming full circle, to end when the monsoon reappears in the region. Following the course of a year, the film explores a myriad of ecosystems – varying from rocky terrains to lush green forests and gurgling rivers and streams.
When seen on the big screen, the effect is awe-inspiring. The visuals are backed with David Attenborough's narratorial brilliance, bringing everything together to create a visual treat. Moviegoers will be gripped by the interactions between different species of animals, as well as the sheer scale of biodiversity found in the region.
The score of the film is a departure from the traditional music found in nature documentaries. There is heavy use of Indian classical music – which alone is a new experience for viewers.