A DISTILLED ELIXIR OF STORIES AND INSIGHTS, OF COURAGE AND OF UNIVERSAL HUMANITY
A special and exciting travel film that follows Mauktik Kulkarni (an Engineer turned Neuroscience student turned Zen traveler) and Sammy Jo (a Berkeley undergrad taking a gap semester) … in an unconventional touristy way.
Playfully, abundantly and on occasions, acutely, they explore the contradictions Iof ourndian society with interesting perspectives .
Through smaller stories experienced throughout with the eyes of the two protagonists … Mauktik, who now turns to his own country and Sammy, who has never seen India before.
The film creates a mosaic of India that is at once exhilarating, reflective, enchanting and laughable … in a way that has rarely been seen before
THE CAST & CREW
Cast: Mauktik Kulkarni & Samantha Jo
Director & Producer: Brahmanand Siingh
Executive Producer: Mauktik Kulkarni
Editor: Irene Dhar Malik
Camera: Sailesh K Dubey & Dhuva Jyoti Bordoloi
Sound Designer: Vishakha Bokil
Creative Director: Tanvi Jain
WHAT THEY SAY
‘Riding on a sunbeam’ tries to capture the contradictions, brutality, the spirit and strength of the most ordinary people of India. The film is wonderfully edited, imparting a lot of ease and fluidity to the narrative. It’s a highly recommended film, especially for those who haven’t travelled much in life or have travelled in a conventional manner. Watch it for some inspiration. - Tushar Paranjape, Scriptwriter, Berlinale ‘14 Special Jury Prize winner film ‘Killa’ (India)
I sat at the edge of the seat through the whole movie. The diversities of India are captured beautifully without any judgement. It’s easy to relate to the traveler's experience and has made me eager to start traveling locally with in India!
- Anup Balagopal, Co-founder, Torch (India)
Great film ... much more than just a story of a man's travel across the country. Helps you understand India, understand how and what people think in our country, and will force you to think and question your own concept of right and wrong. Over and above this, a lesson in diversity of India. Well made. Deserves to be watched more. - Sumit Saurav, CEO, Campus Diaries (India)