Sept, 18th, 2016 Now, since that I have wrapped my current film project, it’s time to move on to a new subject. It has been an amazing couple of months lately. August, I bagged a project – an independent feature film. Somehow, I have always associated challenges with filmmaking. And Independent filmmaking exposes one to … More MOVIE: 9 ROADS 2 PEACE
Just wrapped a short film titled – “Bina Chehra Ka Doctor”. Written by Deepak Ramteke and produced by Sakshi Gupta, in association with JoinFilms and shot entirely in Bhopal. Without revealing much, It’s a story of man suffering from guilt of his past sin. A sin he had committed 3 years ago and since then been … More Director’s Note – Short Film: Bina Chehre ka Doctor
Yesterday, had a very excruciating 12 hours shoot in Bangalore, for an upcoming brand film. But with the actors giving their ace performance, the job got so much easier. Who says professionalism comes only with experience. Even the fresh entrants in the field can teach the rest, a thing or two about work professionalism. Life … More Casting the right Talents
Recently, my AD asked me an impromptu question – “How does one become a filmmaker?”. As a Director, one is used to be the ‘Answer Man’ for the entire crew. And to not be able to respond to such a basic query, seemed by itself quite amusing. The immediate response that came to mind was … More How does one become a filmmaker?
What do you do with NG footage from your documentary? What do you do if you have a Sunday without plans and a poetry that haunts you? Well, I guess, you would just do something like this. A short film of spoken poetry. An ode to the spirit of indie filmmaking.
Michael Keller is an American Filmmaker, who traveled alone to India, to make a crime drama set in the slums of India. Michael was moved by the stories he read on the human organ trading. Inspired by his further research on the global, underground organ trade, Keller set out to write a fictional film to expose … More Micro-budget Crime Drama, Red Gold to premier at Garden State Film Festival
A story like Jai Ho, requires a lot of commitment. It’s a concept that has the power to change the mass mentality and influence the way the society thinks and functions. History is proof that movies have influenced the society time and again. A psychological study, I once read gave a detailed description of … More Jai Ho, Salman!
The school of thought I often encounter during my conversations with Industry colleagues, is that – Indian audience isn’t ready for Content-based Cinema? There are many facets to this belief, yet I tend to believe that this is one of those cases, where it’s no body’s fault and yet both parties involved in the deal suffer … More The Business of Cinema
I came to know about him during the pre-release promotion of Kaante in 2002. Till then I remained oblivious to his existence and his contribution to Indian Cinema. On researching, I found out that he started his career as Chief Assistant Director in 1989. Then on he has been Director of Photography (2nd Unit), Post-Production … More Who is Sanjay Gupta?
I have been addicted to “people watching” ever since I could remember. It had grown from a hobby to a passion. Wherever I was, I indulge in this activity irrespective of whatever I am engaged in. I liked watching people and wondering who they and what they could be thinking at that given moment. All … More Character Casting