Every automotive enthusiast regardless of the age must have seen or at least heard about the movie called Transformers. The Hollywood flick that revolves around iconic cars changing shape and transforming into huge robots is some work of creative fiction. The movie revolves around iconic cars like Camaro, Hummer, Ferrari etc but there is only one Indian budget car that featured in the movie, the Chevrolet Beat.
A concept artist from Jaipur, Anirudh Singh Shekhawat fascinated by robots and science fiction after seeing a Transformer toy at a local shop decided to make an Indianised version of the movie characters. The whole process took a lot of effort in searching good reference images of the vehicles used to keep the final form true to the original vehicle. Now every vehicle used here is a popular Indian vehicle and the final figure in form of transformed robot has been inspired by the vehicle’s characteristics on the Indian roads. Here are 9 transformed version of the Indian vehicles by the artist.
Now this is something that every single person of the country recognises on the Indian roads. The auto rickshaws are the most convenient way to move around in the cramped city roads. The final form of the three-wheeled auto-rickshaw, known as “Rick-shaw” is unique as it is the only autobot that receives a wheel on the belt.
Now this is really a class act. The transformation based on the Fiat 1100 is as beautiful as the car itself. The Fiat 1100 is one recognisable car in the Indian market. The royal blue coloured autobot is also called Biddu and it holds a long distance sniper rifle, just elegant as itself.
Hindustan Ambassadors were once the most used vehicle by the Indian politicians or the lawmakers. Even today, many politicos have it as their official vehicle. The Ambassador based transformer, hence, gets the name of Lawmaker or Neta. The brutal looking transformer also gets a red beacon on its head depicting the “laal batti” cars. The transformer is inspired from the evil and corrupt lawmakers of the country as per the designer.
The Mahindra Scorpio based transformer is about the thug SUVs that bully other cars on the road. Holding a hockey stick in hand, the angry looking transformer depicts how quickly a simple incident can elevate with hockey sticks and other such things in the car. The name Daddy’s Boy is given because of the rich kids who drive such cars and create ruckus on the road.
Maruti Omni is long known for its association with the kidnappers. The easy sliding door of the Omni makes it easy to pull in people. The Abductor transformer gets smaller robots that help it to abduct people. The smaller robots can sit on the seats when the transformer is in its car form.
The Bhumiputra is a transformer based on the tractors that work in the field. The Bhumiputra also gets a trailer that form the wings of the transformer. The badass looking autobot also holds “du naali” guns depicting the rural India where they are very famous and widely used.
Rajdoot and Chetak
Now both of them are icons and were one of the most famous form of two wheelers in the country. The Rajdoot, which was majorly used by milkmen to deliver the milk to houses and Chetak, which was India’s most loved scooter become full-fledged transformers. The Rajdoot even has can of milk even in its final form of transformation.
The Indian lorries are the god among vehicles. If the lorries stop working, the supply of essentials to all over the country is disrupted. Seen here is an Indian lorry that has been transformed to look like the Indian god with 6 arms. The lorry transformer even wears a crown and has 10 different defensive and attacking weapons in its hands.
Anirudh wishes to see these sketches take more realistic toy form someday in the future!
Pictures and info: Anirudh Singh Shekhawat