Sunday, September 20, 2009


I will come to the point directly; this is going to be a very very long post. So friends get ready!!

Its beautiful to be a freak but its really beautiful if some more join you and you guys start working together.

Akhilesh and Sahil started this;” Sir! We can make a trailer and we can use this to promote our movie and we can pull in some sponsors!!”

“Well; that’s a great idea and I am absolutely free now; we can shoot in 2 days and edit it in 3 days ; and this can be done before durga puja hols” I said.

Rohit ( guy from Delhi; who composed this song) worked 2 total nights to complete the music; !!

And then me and girish ( 3rd year and editor for trailer) sat for a night and sketch board is ready!! And we discussed it with Khushboo ( and settled everything).

Ask me the best part of the shoot; It’s the girls of our team who climbed the ladders to reach the top of the building and pallavi gave the best shot of all; the dance scene of the girl. 3 cheers to Pallavi; Khusboo and Vanya!! U girls rock.

And in editing nishesh joined us; (my friend, teacher and ofcourse our technician)

And one more guy joined the team; Nitesh!! He looks so thin you cant recognize him; only after getting to know him a bit more we understood his passion.

He has the biggest collection of foreign movies (almost 320 GB); kurasowa; wong ka wai and what not!! And it was he who showed us the movie “ In a mood for love” .3 cheers for the movie. If u are a typical movie viewer; I must say never bump into Wang Kar wai movies!! All you will do is to have a good nap after the movie starts and wake up at the end. Even Nishesh slept in between. But then some shots in the movie are rockin; and the effort Wong kar wai kept in the movie definitely motivates you!!

“We must record each every voice sir; it must be very natural!!” nitesh adds

I have no words for him; “ we just started man and our budget is less than 10 lakhs and you are of speaking many technicalities; we are not making gladiator with 1600 crores budget!! Lets learn basics first and we must study some courses also; it takes atleast 20 years for us to make our best movie in our careers” I said.

Okay lets study in the same film school!! University of edinbourgh!!
Nitesh rocks.. man ur the best

And it was these four freaks; who worked at editing. It took almost three night outs to finish the stuff!! But they were awesome moments;

Suddenly they stop working and we just talk about movies;
Nitesh says “sir ; you must shoot a scene in fog!!”
Girish starts speaking about splitting scenes and nishesh joins in with them!! Man working with these freaks at weird times; and all of us learning things at the same time!!

Its absolutely awesome;

Then I force myself to come to senses again;

“ come on guys; work to be done in 2 days lets start” and we start on editing again. i must get them back to this world.!!

And to feel the cool breeze at morning 4 and to watch the sunrise!!

3 cheers for all of you who helped me in this endeavor.

loved every moment of it; I must say

And if the girl of your life says its a superb work !! what more do you want from life?!

And the best part is I just started to learn and nitesh was saying “ Sir; you seem to be in another world when ur shooting!!”

This is the best compliment I ever got…

2) First schedule is almost done; we made the team and we shot some scenes .. though I would have been very happy if we have shot a bit more!! But I am happy with the things as they are.

And I left from dhanbad as a happy man; and nishesh joined me in the train till Dhanbad and one more junior of mine met in the train;

These two guys are very good singers and I am a very good listener; though I can hum a bit occasionally..

Good old master pieces are revisited in the train!! Started up with ‘Humma humma “ followed by ‘ chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya’ . even old people around were laughing and suddenly this chai wala comes when we are singing “ urvasi uvasi.. take it easy urvasi” and he started dancing before us!! The Chai wala rocks..

We kept on singing for an hour; much older ones were also sung in the party;
“ Mera jhuta hain japani!!”
and then ofcourse “ bawra raa man dekh ne chala re ek Sapna” this is the favorite song of both of us ( nishesh and me)
I used to listen to this song atleast once everyday in my office.


So here I am back to home for Durga puja hols; I am glad I got hols after 2 years;

And my Mom eagerly awaiting for me. Mothers are very dear you know. She arranged fresh cheese for me on my day return. When I say cheese don’t think of the cheese they serve u on pizza; it’s the best natural cheese that was awaiting me. ( In telugu we call it ‘ Junnu’ ). And the word itself can make our mouths watery.

But then there is some trouble with Moms is they love you so much; that they mess the things up; She already planned my work; I must visit temple daily to take the blessings of durga mata. God save me.

And it seems she is visiting every fortune teller in my surrounding places to know the out come of my project!! Such a pity they will believe more on fortune tellers words than their own son’s words.. lol

Anyways I am clever enough not to talk with my mom about that you know;!! Very clever.. haha

3 cheers to life


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Confessions... and more

It has been raining here for 2 days; so i am absolutely out of work!! kept reading reading wodehouse continuously for 2 days.
The beauty of wodehouse is; he will make you laugh so much; that people next to you think you are insane!! ofcourse i am insane and i know it. Add to it bike drives and biliards with your old college mates!! do you really want any other thing in this world!!

As i said earlier this blog is not just about myself. so i sometimes used the chat of some of my friends here also i used some of the chat details i talked with a friend ofmine.

okay getting back to the topic!! i was chatting with one of my IBM friends; we were just talking about good old school days and college days and ofcousre days in IBM!!

This girl believe me is something!! she can gladly accept that she believes in god only when she is scared of .. no offence to god himself.
she dreams of a new world she wanna enter with small huts and a big lawn and always imagined herself in the world in her letterpad along with the butterflies!!
i see another Alice in wonderland; only thing is mirror became a letterpad here.

let me quote some of her words " i thought of writing a diary; once i started penning it down; i understood that i need to write more than i intend to write. so i stopped writing!!" man i loved these words.

She used to write poems on uncles and aunts who used to visit her home!! believe me she did type some 2 lines in telugu; man i laughed whole day.

Well naturally i started thinking of my own good old days.and i think i need to confess something here
People who know me after my 10th class days can never knew what I was before. for I never cared for marks or i never competed with anyone from that time.

But i was a totally different kid in my School days. In my words , I was an Ass, that too a typical ass.!!

but ofcourse i had two different personilities at that time; better side always said always help people and enjoy ur life.( Dont ask me whats enjoying life; they are deep waters.. we can talk all day and we go no where). i used to enjoy my cricket; used to watch all the cartoons ( man i loved he-man and spider man)

But the other side was very bad.An over enthusiastic typical kid from a middle class family. I used to be too ambitious to get marks that i used to run after teachers and did everything to please them. I was a guy who always thought of getting first rank and first mark by hook or crook.

get me those days back!! i will spend more time playing cricket or marking more friends instead of mugging all the crap! well ofcourse i am not against reading new things but mugging the stuff and the spoon feeding is the thing i really hate.

after all u mug 'Social' all year including the width of the castle built by Ashokha and may be u end up with 94 %. But at the end u lost one year;

My mind was a stereo type; which thought of nothing except to finish off engineering and to settle in a good job.

Only when i came out, joined in hostel; and met people; i started thinking different.

We used to roam around the nearby jungle in my +2 days and used play cricket in the ground bunking all classes. I had one hell of a gang at that time. They are all in touch with me and are helping a lot in my new project. Well then I still remember Aditya telling me stories of the hollywood movies he has seen till that time!! he was one hell of a narrator i ever met in my life. one of the few guys i really loved.

And the best thing that happened was i started learning from life; instead being bookish.I started to think for myself.Slowly i started writing something.

But friends If you write something for the first time; my suggestion is please dont give it to people around you. After all they have to live.Atleast; thats the thing that happened to movie. I wrote a big novel in telugu ( my mother tongue), Believe me when i read that after 3 months; honestly i felt that it is the worst work i have ever seen in my life. Thanks to Raghav and Anil who read that crap and still survived without commiting suicide.

Engineering was ofcourse the best i had ; and everything changed a lot from that time!! and i pretty well know that i am going to make and do what ever i wanna do from then onwards!

And getting back to the future; i am done with my auditions and did shoot some of the scenes. and i am pretty well happy with the progress as of no and also happy to have an excellent team.

But then this project gives mixed feelings ( High and low) . The fact is anything might happen any time. People may drop out anytime; and new people may join in the very second.And everything goes smooth very day and more shots can be shot than planned; or sometimes nothing would happen and we need to pack up just because it rained!! the worst blow was when Nishesh said he might not be here all the year and there are many good moments; finding nice actors and actresses. and getting past the admission scene coolly and pulling in Prof mukherjee as father role. Thanks to Sahil and Khusboo they are keeping incredible effort in this endeavour.

This project is teaching me many things apart from making movie itself.
The best thing it is teaching me is to make myself flexible and to be ready anytime for thing anytime. and what ever it happens just give your best at the end of the day!! man its teaching me Bhagavath Geetha itself... Lol

Whatever it is we are going to do this. and we gonna rock!!

3 cheers to life