The blind have eyes in their fingers.
The first-look movie poster of the film 4G
starring GV Prakash Kumar has a mysterious man watching the sitting couple from behind them through an eye covered by his own hand.
An Eye in Hand
expresses a divine law - the principles of cosmic or individual existence
. It also represents the combination of two human senses - the sight and the touch
. Guillermo del Toro Pan's Labyrinth portrays the Pale Man character with his eyes in his palms. Basically the films use such features to create a creepy environment but Pan's Labyrinth adapts a myth behind its Pale Man characterization - An old man was murdered. He resurrects from the death but found that his eyes were grown in his palm. Not knowing his real killer, he went on to slaughter anyone his hands saw
Several films have potrayed Eye in Hand creatively in accordance with the demand of the script and the potrait of the character - Close up on pulling down the eyes with the fingers or watching through the gap of the fingers.
The Eye in Hand is spread across many religions, art and iconography; from the Mayans to the Egyptians. You can find the Eye of Horus
in Selva Raghavan's Nenjam Marappathillai
first-look movie poster. In Asia, the eye in the hand is considered to be a sort of a protector called Humsa
and also as the All Seeing Eye of Mercy
. The mudra
inside which the eye is placed is named as Abhaya Mudra
(Abhaya is fearlessness and the mudra symbolizes protection, peace, and the dispelling of fear
4G Movie Poster
The Eye in Hand is potrayed in front of a cosmic dust, which in turn resembles as an eye itself, enlarging the mystery around the Poster of the film 4G. There is a butterfly decorating the bench over which the couple is seated - The sensitive dependence on initial conditions is the property of a dynamical system that, starting from any of various arbitrarily close alternative initial conditions on the attractor, the iterated points will become arbitrarily spread out from each other - Edward Lorenz System.
Venkat Pakkar has embedded several of his creative thoughts into iconographies within the poster - visible from the tattoos to the wrist band of the white haired Mysterious Looking Man. What I felt as amazing in the poster is the buttons on the coat of the Mysterious Looking Man that camouflage itself as an object within the cosmic dust.
Hats off to C.V. Kumar Production. After Adhey Kangal
, the next release of Thirukumaran Entertainment has an eye in their poster, which is designed to match with the banner design of the production house.
I wish the whole team, all the best and success to 4G-The Film.