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Chapter 42 Love God Separation Encore – Part 5

You’re an independent filmmaker. With some sort of a vision, but not the resources. What is that one thing every ‘arrived’ filmmaker will tell you? “If you want to make a film, just go out and make it. Today you … Continue reading

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Chapter 42 Love God Separation Encore – Part 4

The Producer Me began by politely asking the Director Me to fuck off. The Red Balloon. Not possible. Shouldn’t even be attempted. It’s an Oscar winning film, made by a close-knit team of french artists, in the sunny, gorgeous Paris … Continue reading

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Chapter 42 Love God Separation Encore – Part 3

My father loved cinema. And later after he had passed on, I came to know that while he was an engineer making Ropeways across India and holding out as a rare earning member of a large immigrant family, he studied … Continue reading

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Chapter 42 Love God Separation Encore – Part 2

Last July I had a very big dissappointment. Yet again, months of hope was clubbed in the face with rejection. This time, I thought, was really different. (Now that I think about it, I don’t know why I thought it … Continue reading

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Chapter 42 – Love God Separation Encore – Part 1

“How’s it shaping up?” “Let’s just say, after this, I can die.” “What are you saying, you’ve got to live and make more films!” SD was quite alarmed with the mention of the D-word. “It’s not a scary statement, let … Continue reading

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Chapter 41 | Love For Miracles

I’ve always known that the journey towards making a movie won’t be easy for me. Specifically, because I’m not from a film-family/background. Neither from a business family with money and connections. Nor am I heartland-Indian. I’m not very pushy. I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016

My father was an engineer. And in many ways he was like a classic small-town-America dad. Always obsessing about the need to fix everything in the house, all by himself, especially the electricals. (This was a man who did not … Continue reading

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Chapter 36 | Love and Effort – Part III: Lovechildren

I drafted this piece two years back but never published it. Because I was a helpless parent who could not feed the child. The child is 2 now. And, though late, he has started to walk 🙂 ———————————————————————————————————-   The birth of a child … Continue reading

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Chapter 40 | Love for the New Order Part 2 | Creating the Future (Or “What it takes to make a sci-fi short in India”)

I am sitting at the balcony of my studio apartment by the French Riviera, 300 meters from the Palais des Festivals at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. I’m looking at the ‘Californié Hills’, sipping on a black Columbian roast that … Continue reading

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Chapter 40 | Love for the New Order – The Breakaway Part

You’re not a stone. You’re a piece of the mountain that carved it’s freedom with the help of wind and water. Maybe your destiny was not to stay in that exact same spot for millions of years. Maybe your desire … Continue reading

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