INDIAN IMPRINTS – An ambitious and unprecedented TV serial on the impact of ancient India on South East Asia. This 18 episode serial shot in 100 locations in 5 countries – Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam was telecast in 2008 on the national network of Doordarshan besides DD – Bharati and DD – India.
INDIA-5555 (1998 – English – 4 parts of 30 min each) Written & Directed by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy – The series is about 5 Millennia of civilisational values, 5 Centuries of recent history, 5 Decades of democracy, and 5 Years of a new economic awakening.
“I” (1973 – English – 15 minutes) Writer-producer-director – Dr. S. Krishnaswamy – An Experimental film exploring the Indian identity. National Award Winner as Best Short film of 25 Years, to celebrate Silver Jubilee of Indian Independence.
INDUS VALLEY TO INDIRA GANDHI (1976 – English – 2 parts of 2 hours each) Writer, narrator, Producer & Director– Dr. S. Krishnaswamy – On 5000 years of Indian history and culture, distributed by Warner Brothers and acclaimed around the world.
WHEN THE WAVES CAME (English – 40 minutes) Written & Directed by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy – On the Indian Intellectual Renaissance of the 19th century.
FOUR IDEALS (English – 30 minutes) Written & Directed by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy – On Democracy, Secularism, Socialism and Non-alignment as the four ideals of freedom struggle.
THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS Written & Directed by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy – Shown in Indian Panorama of International Film Festival. Screened also by IAMHIST at Germany. On the role of cinema in India’s freedom struggle with extracts from many films of that era.
EZHU THALAIMURAI EZHUCHI (Seven Generations of Strife) (1988 – Tamil – 13-part Docu-drama TV Serial) Written & Directed by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy – On the history of freedom movement with special reference to the role of Tamils and of Tamil Nadu.
CINEMAVAI THAVIRA (All Except Cinema) Written & Directed by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy (1998 – Tamil – TV Serial in 9 Episodes of 25 minutes each) – Deals with the story of Tamilnadu over a forty year period from 1947 to 1987 showing both the success and failure on various fronts of industry, commerce, agriculture, etc., teasing the Tamil audience about their addiction to cinema.
JAYA JAYA SANKARA 30 minutes – (English,Tamil & Hindi) Written & Directed by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy – On the history of the Kanchi Kamakoti Sankaracharya Mutt from Adi Sankara to the 100th Birthday of H. H. Chandrasekarendra Saraswathy Mahaswamigal in 1994.
HOME SWEET HOME (English 25 minutes ) Edited & Directed by Latha Krishna – A documentary on the Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home, Chennai – celebrating its centenary in the year 2004.
UNKNOWN FREEDOM FIGHTERS ( 20 minutes ) – Interviews with 16 freedom fighters spread all over India representing every stage of freedom struggle from Pre-Gandhian days to Quit India Movement.
5000 YEARS IN 50 MINUTES Written by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy, Edited and Directed by Latha Krishna – The film gives a bird’s eye view about Indian history.
A DIFFERENT PILGRIMAGE (109 minutes) – A feature length Documentary premiered at the India Pavilion of the Cannes International Film Festival in May 2010. It deals with the impact of ancient India on South East Asia covering Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia Laos and Vietnam, produced by Dr. Mohana Krishnaswamy, written and directed by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy.
TRACKING INDIAN FOOTMARKS (in four parts of 25 minutes each) – It narrates the impact of ancient India on South East Asia to an International audience unfamiliar with the Indian ethos.