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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 40 | Love for the New Order – Part I

2013 ended with a sense of hope. I think for a lot of people, 2013 was a really hard year to get by. 2013 was clearly the dividing line between how it has been and how it’s going to be. … Continue reading

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Chapter 39 | Love and Light

For once she expected some emotion from him; and an emotion would be the equivalent of seeing him broken. She did not know what it was about him that had always made her want to see him broken. -x- She … Continue reading

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Chapter 38 | Love for Bollywood

Why do people behave the way they behave? Why do they like certain things over other things? What’s the reason behind brand preferences? What has cinema got to do with it? Everything, probably. Cinema need funds. And funds are available … Continue reading

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