Monday, December 21, 2015

Travel and More!!

Just back from a 1300Km bike trip, covering Ajanta , Ellora and Grishneshwar!.. Just blown away just by imagining the efforts that might have taken to sculpt such caves! Though it was a pity most of the painting were eroded.. using some imagination , if you view those completely painted I dont think we will ever come out of those caves! .. Wish I was there when they painted!!

Apart from that, driving on the roads in morning and evening, with sugarcane fields cotton fields next to you is priceless . Stopping wherever you like, drinking fresh cane juice and whatever new food you find there, neither thinking of the past nor future is bliss!!

Always love that feel of travel!!

It was almost 8 years since I started this 'Inspired Souls' blog!! Had the pleasure of meeting few exceptional guys.. few awesome professionals and friends in ISM, Back again in ISM to make 'Song of Life' .. learnt a lot of film making  and then found  the friends who were with me to make my dream possible!!

Worked with few blind kids closely, and worked for few films , saw my name on screen for first time and then Vasham.. which will be completed few months!!

Awesome journey it was, I cant say it is easy, there were few very bad and tough times but always came back strong !! May be that is the way life treats you gives you bumps and make you strong!! No complaints.. learn and move on!!

I got a call from a friend in morning , and he told me that he is planning to take up farming so buying 2-3 acres, cant stop appreciating the thought.. As I always said, we need more farmers.. not people who carry the burden of degrees and prejudices! Ofcourse everyone around him will think he is a fool but all the same we need more people like him .. for a better green world!!

3 cheers to the people who are trying something and taking new paths.. you guys are inspiring many more guys like me to follow our passion!!

Keep rocking
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

'Ramblings' and 'A film is forever'!!... and what next!!

Wonderful evening!! Moon and the breeze , both are perfect!! , actually got some free time  unexpectedly today after a long long time..

Took some time off, washed my clothes, ( washing gives the best ideas!)... and then started writing this .. life is a bliss indeed!!

Yes there were some very bad days in life and very good ones too.. but to cherish the normal day is the best !!..

A good day's work, a good book and good sleep, what more can I ask for!!

Something is going on far the past few days..  I generally dont comment about religions and people.. religion is a way to find god.. so follow it well in your homes.. and when outside just finish your work.. we need peace more than religion.. Amen

So coming back to the point of the blog, "A film is forever!!..".. it has been almost two years since I started on a film ( no I am not going to write about the project here.. dont worry).. the journey was amazing and the things I learnt are something that will stay with me for a long time!!

I was talking with Shiva, film's co-director and I was telling him, we are crossing the budget in dubbing and he was worried!! I told him one thing, let it be, if needed i will take a loan and complete it.. but I cant compromise.. If I can add a small betterment, I will do it, after the product will stay with me forever.. if everything goes wrong, I can always work and pay back everything.. but it will hurt to see that I rushed and messed up a scene.. many a times all my life!!

'Song of life', I watch it occasionally, I curse myself for not making it better.. but I also know I gave my best and did what I can .. and I really love few scenes!!

Definitely I did a much much better job this time , but ofcourse with a better budget it could have been much better.. but I managed to do something .. I made something better than I actually expected!!

This is something that will stay with me for a life time!

Most of the guys hesitate to keep  static shots.. especially in small films, but I managed to get a super awesome static silhouette shot!! and biggest challenge is to adjust to location you could find!!.. We planned a scene on the spot and it came out very good!!

Happy to say that product will be ready by February,, the task of selling it is ahead!!  Looking for few awesome ideas.. to sell.. hope I can clear my Song of Life investors bucks as well

And then again.. back to square zero.. A new project.. story.. camera roll.. action.. again and again

Keep rocking
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Sunday, September 27, 2015

A glimpse of 'Love' in Hampi!!

I didnt write much for sometime, technically producing and directing a film is no joke! but efforts are in the right direction and things are shaping up well.

After 4 months I took a 2 day break and rushed to hampi!! the guy I am, my breaks are all about my travels!!

There is this hill top where you can watch the sunset near virupaksha temple!! I went there to sit and watch the sunset, but sadly clouds covered it up! but I saw something more beautiful than that! 

A couple carried their one year old kid all the way up the small hill and are patiently waiting there to watch sunset!! I really loved to see them there..(especially, I felt sick after I saw a couple who bought their kid to a horror film few days ago).. the kid is really blessed!!.. Teach the kid to love Nature.. he will naturally become a good guy and lives a happy life .. I met them and told them the same!!

I generally dont covet but I really wondered if I will ever find a girl who is as adventurous as me!!

keep rockin
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Art is Eternal

Long long time, since I wrote something...

There was a time when I had two options in mind, become an entrepreneur or choose movies and explore.. Ofcourse being a good entrepreneur is also  an art, Lets just say I decided to stick with 'Art' art!!

I work hard, try to improve everyday but more than that Art is divine.. it should come within you.. that is how most of the best works happened.. either Van gogh or a marquez.. they live in a different world in this world!!..

All these train of thoughts are because of the film 'Annayun Rasoolum' I watched yesterday!!

What a film, I cant express it in words... a simple love story told  very very simply,... in a very slow narration.. the director obviously knows common audience might not like it.. only few will connect to it and you should be crazy enough to take that risk!!

Will I do that, if I need to go bankrupt, knowing this wont work..but still I am desperate to do that.. !! That is the question that is haunting me!!

As of now, yes!!.. I wish I will be the same and make something i would really love.. let fame , money and everything else go to hell!!

I really want to feel that moment where I think of nothing else, except that frame that was divine and the artist in me feels the real joy!!

Keep rockin
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A positive note!!

Well, all excited about the pre production from next month!, eagerly waiting !! and trying to rope in a good team and lessons learnt will be useful this time and hope we come up with a refreshing film!!

I was reading about J.K rowling few days back ( A re-read the harrypotter) and the story of her life is something I cant stop thinking!!

A lady with a broken marriage, with a kid and living on pension, wrote her first book sitting in a Cafe!!

She suffered from suicidal tendencies and extracted a character called 'Dementors' from her life!!

Madam, you are such an inflence, people saying reading your books got them out of their tough phases and  millions of kids who dreamt of the world you created!!

What it is to write  something so simple and heart touching (Maybe the most complex  work you can ever do!!)

I am just writing this as a conversation within me!!

I wish complete world is like this!!

okay lets jump to another message I received from a junior Yashad verma, I am not someone who forwards those daily inspiration mails (Jokes maybe ) but the simplicity and the truth of the words really stuck me.. sharing this for everyone!!

Truly amazing.. Read it once..

🌽A farmer grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it.

The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

“Why sir,” said the farmer,

“didn’t you know?

The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field.

If my neighbours grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbours grow good corn.”

So is with our lives.

Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches.

And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.

Call it power of collectivity.
Call it a principle of success.
Call it a law of life.

The fact is, none of us truly wins, until we all win!!🌽

keep rockin
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Sunday, February 8, 2015

'Ideas Inc' - Write up

The basic idea of 'Ideas Inc' is to discuss ideas!! It is not about career planning or it is not a motivation class. It is about broadening the thought process and letting people to choose what they want!

 I was stuck to the idea of studying till I went to college and only then and I met people with different ideas. Not that everyone went out, did great! but I saw people who are doing better than most of the toppers who studied in better colleges.

Reason is obvious! they know their strengths and they had the ideas and executed well. And obviously the earlier you come out of the trussed zone and start thinking the better!! And 'Ideas Inc' makes them meet people from different background, and gives them a chance to explore Ideas. 

We dont tell people to be radical and but to spend some time on ideas that would define their choices along with their studies.

J.K.Rowling was a teacher, divorcee and once was a suicidal maniac, all the same she kept working on harrypotter as a fact she derived the 'Dementor' characters from that zone!

I could have shot 'Song of life' in college while in Btech itself, I couldnt because I started late, even though I was mad about movies much earlier!!

'Ideas Inc' gives you the time and chance to keep sometime out the present work and ponder over the options again and again. 

We throw them the ideas that are really changing the course of action, which includes marketing, writing and photography and every other thing that is really matters!!

This will help everyone , especially students from 8th to under grad's!! But ofcourse everyone is welcome to join the party!

I had the pleasure of meeting few excellent people , I will try to include them in these sessions!!! You will get the chance to meet excellent, crazy out of the box thinkers and we can discuss anything and about anyone!! Of course you can sit in a corner and call all of us a bunch of asses and continue listening to music!!.. 

PS: This will be a  three hour discussion session from 10.00 to 1.00 every Sunday from march firstNothing is free, we charge a fee of 2k for 4 sessions ( monthly subscription, from march 1st).

Pps: interested people who wanna try something crazy , plz message me or mail me at .. Only 15 people are taken in the first batch. First come , first serve basis!! Amen!!!

Keep rockin
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