The Light & Sound Show at Ross Island
Ross Island is a small island situated about 2kms from the coast of Port Blair . The island is presently un-inhabited and controlled by the Indian navy. The island was the seat of British power in the Andaman for almost 80yrs. The Ross Island was opened for tourists in1993 and has been a very popular destination ever since. The Ross Island has remains of various colonial buildings which include the chief commissioners building, church, cemetery and barracks. Most of the structures are still intact and provide a first-hand insight into the lives of British’s during the colonial period.
The Ross Island also has a museum which was built during the 90's which has a collection of various pictures and items of the pre-independence era. The rear side of the island also boasts a beautiful beach where the tourists are allowed to relax and take a dip in the clear blue waters. To some the Ross Island might seem like a deserted island with spooky old buildings which are centuries old but most tourists find this journey into the past very fascinating and are left awestruck when they wander through the deserted streets of Ross Island among the ruins of the British raj.
Recently a light and sound show is being organized at Ross Island which tells the saga of the islands and its inhabitants in a very creative manner. Renowned film director and actor Revathi and her team lived in Ross Island for many days to give life to the project. 3D mapping for such a project is one of the first time in India. According to that, graphics were prepared. 3D mapping, 2D graphics, light, and sound were all brought together to create the Ross Show.
Gulzar, who is a renowned lyricist in Bollywood, has scripted the story for this show and narrated it in Hindi as well. Shabana Azmi has narrated it in English. Shankar Ehsan Loy has composed the music. Tabi Parekh has done the background score. Graphic artist Aravindan and his team created graphics that had life in them. Topping all that, Resul Pokkutty has done the sound designing for the show. Gulzar's poems and a song have been used for the show in both English and Hindi. In the light and sound show, the sound is as important as the visual. Another speciality is that, it is for the first time that 11.1 Dolby Surround is being used for outdoors for Ross show. The earthquake that happened in Ross Islands in 1941 is shown in Ross show. Only few limited tickets are sold every day for transfers to Ross Island and the show. Truly this show is a must watch for tourists visiting Andaman. To book your ticket today just mail us [email protected]