I have always been interested in the themes of Culture, Architecture, and Heritage of the Indian Dynasties. This could also be because of the place I was born in, Warangal aka Orugallu. Orugallu was ruled by a great dynasty called Kakatiya 800 years ago and whose influence still exists in form of Temples, Forts and Unique structures to this day. When I began working on Chiseled, I was taken back to my childhood where I was awestruck by the architectural brilliance of the Kakatiyas. I recollected all the memories when I used to visit the Ramappa temple, Thousand Pillars temple and The Kakatiya Fort and decrypt the writings on the temples, significance of the carvings and what the finely sculpted statues represented. As a director, I am always interested in audience gasps when they see something out of this age and something built before 800 years and still stands, like the Fort entrances forged out of a single stone, detailed carving of the deities and mythical animals, rain harvesting tanks and much more. Ever since I began working on Chiseled, I dreamed of showing audience the miracle of floating stones and earthquake proof sandboxes that would allow audience to witness the engineering marvel of the Kakatiyas and their superior skill building the Capital city of Orugallu, which is unlike any other world heritage site. Chiseled is an ode to the architectural and sculptural achievements of the Kakatiya Dynasty

- Ram Alladi