Produced by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha Mystic India: an Incredible Journey of Inspiration is the world's first giant screen epic on India and was recently released at IMAX and giant screen theaters worldwide. It tells the true story of Nilkanth Varni's incredible 7-year, 8,000 mile, barefoot pilgrimage of India and captures the many mysteries and fascinations of India and its rich culture.
At the 10th International Large Format Film Festival at La Geode in Paris, France, Mystic India won 'The Audience's Choice Prize'.
During the 20-day festival from 12 to 31 January 2005, nine giant screen films were selected by the organizers for screening. These were 'Forces of Nature', 'Nascar', 'Roar -Lions of Kalahari', 'Mystic India', 'Sacred Planet', 'Santa Vs Snowman', 'Top Speed', 'Vikings', '3D Mania'. Each film was screened at different times everyday enabling the public to plan their viewing schedule.
After each show, the audience were requested to fill in a questionnaire. Throughout the festival period over 30,000 people viewed the films and voted for the prizes. Based on this, 'The Audience's Choice Prize' was awarded to Mystic India. It was by far the most popular of the films screened.