'We tell stories with the intent of making them timeless.'
is a one-stop Film and Visual Arts studio, based in Mumbai and working globally, founded by internationally acclaimed Writer - Director - Producer duo,
Judhajit Bagchi & Ranadeep Bhattacharyya.
The Path (Yaanah in Sanskrit) of our creative quest is inspired by the philosophy of the twin-headed Roman deity 'Janus'
‘Utilising wisdom of the Past, with focused vision of the Future to strive for excellence in the Present.’
Fashion & Art Film
Still in Motion
is to offer a unique perspective through innovative storytelling and visuals to engage audiences and elicit desired emotional response.
Meticulous Research, Ideation & Concept Development
Scripting with Innovative Visual Treatment
Production & Execution (from script to screen)
Cutting-edge Editing, Post Production & VFX, Sound Design & Music
Responsible & Sustainable Thinking
Innovative, Inclusive, Experimental & Humane approach to Filmmaking
Creative Thinking with Solution Focused Approach with Artistic Aesthetics
Our accolades and awards over the years stand testimony to our claims.
"Committed to make the World a better Place through Art"
Judhajit, after completing his Higher Secondary (1st Division) from Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandir, has completed his Bachelors in Economics Hons. (1st Division) from Presidency College Kolkata (2004), securing top position in Development Economics. Post that he went on to complete his Masters in Communications - Film Art and Film Studies (1st Division) from Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal University (2006). His Post Graduate dissertation 'Towards an inclusive national identity - an analysis of Swades' has been published in the book - 'Indian Media in a Globalised World' Sage Publications.
While not making films, Judhajit, a true Bengali at heart, loves to experiment with photography, travel, explore food and spend time at home with his pet cat Elio .
Ranadeep has studied from Don Bosco School Liluah and has been the All India ISC (Humanities) Topper (2001) and is recipient of the Big Leap School Achievers Award. He completed his Bachelors from Calcutta University in BSc. Geography Hons. (1st Division 1st in Geography Practicals) from Presidency College Kolkata (2004). Along with his Post Graduate degree, he has also been awarded the TMA Pai Gold Medal by Manipal University for becoming the University Topper (Gold Medalist) in Masters in Communication - Film Art and Film Studies and Deccan Herald Award for coming 1st in his college Manipal Institute of Communication (2006).
Raised in a sprawling Bengali joint family, Ranadeep is a bibliophile and a cinephile who in his free time can be mostly found either listening to old film songs, painting or writing poetry if not playing with his pet cat Elio.
Judhajit Bagchi & Ranadeep Bhattacharyya are internationally acclaimed filmmakers and interdisciplinary queer visual artists based in Mumbai. As co- founders of Yaannus Atelier, their work aims to tell socially relevant stories, fostering connections through art.
With academic training in film studies, visual art, meaning-making and semiotics, their collaborative artistic expression over the past decade, explores themes of freedom, desire, identity and spirituality in the context of human relationships with self and beyond. Inspired by poets and painters from the East and West alike, their visual style and storytelling influences is a delicate mix of poetic and classical on one hand and surreal and experimental on the other, often employing performative modes to unearth the ineffable, with evocative imagery at the heart of all their work.
With Yaannus Atelier, their mission is to inspire self-discovery through art, offering transformative stories that bridge differences with empathy, foster justice, peace, and harmony. They are interested in inventive and imaginative projects that show a subject matter in a new light.
With innumerable national and international accolades including National Award and Cannes Dolpin, along with Chairing as Jury of London Fashion Film Festival, their latest foray into narrative feature filmmaking with their gender fluid epic romantic drama Kal Baisakhi, they seek to entertain, connect, heal, and provoke introspection through transcending linguistic and cultural boundaries.