Aamir Khan Productions (India)
Logo description by SnowflakesOmega, Nameless_Guy
Background: This is the company from Bollywood director and producer Aamir Khan. The company debuted with Khan's first production Lagaan in 2001, which then was marked as one of the landmarks of Bollywood films by gaining various awards and nominations. Aamir Khan then had a major filmography success with other box office hits such as Like Stars on Earth and 3 Idiots.
Nicknames: "The Five Elements Logo", "Lowercase A", "The Rise of Aamir Khan"
FX/SFX: Beautiful CGI animation!
Music/Sounds: Starting as an echoing deep drum thud, it then proceed to a one-note Tibet chanting, at that point where a calm synth comes playing 1 second later. It crossfades to a soothing piano pieces (which plays for the remainder of the logo time) and wind chimes. The wind chimes stay before being eaten by a warning rising synth before playing a nose flute-sounding instrument. After a one second pause, a violin string plays before gulfing to a somber Indian string (sarangi). This plays until the same thud as the beginning plays; this trigger a one-man male choir that played for 2 seconds before ending. All composed by A.R. Rahman for this ident, who also done music for Lagaan.
Availability: Debuted on Lagaan. May as well appear on other Aamir Khan productions during the 2000s.
Editor's Note: It's a beautiful logo and a favorite of various Indians, but some may be haunted by the very slow animation and darkness during the first half.