A special and exciting travel film that follows Mauktik Kulkarni (an Engineer turned Neuroscience student turned Zen traveller) 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 of our Indian 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.
‘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
It was an exhilarating and break-neck ride, one that I’d like to take again and again, for it’s impossible to grab and gulp and digest every incident and conversation in this film in one trip… Interesting faces, wacky cultural anomalies, aboriginal dialects, boiling conversations over whistling kettles, and heaps and heaps of learning. – Protiqe Majoomdar
Through Our Eyes is the story of a group of IIT Kanpur 1990 batch mates looking back at their journey of 25 years after their graduation. The choices they made over their life’s direction, trajectory and velocity… Taking up individual stories and tapping into universal themes — at once light and reflective, irreverent and profound. The film becomes a fun-filled, thoughtful and inspirational kaleidoscope of triumphs, trials, achievements, regrets, longings and hope.
We also follow through some life stories, who have pursued their passion and gained success. Some others look inwards and ask themselves what would have happened, had they chosen a career of their interest. If given a second chance at life, would they lead their life as before or would they make changes in it.
I think it would be VERY VERY useful for many to see. The variety of the lives that have emerged need to be brought out in this manner for us to improve our programs. The story of the “repeat offender” from Jaipur and the one who ran away from home to study was just too moving and is a must see for many of us. – Prof. Manjunath, IIT Bombay
Fantastic! Touching! Soulful! These are the initial emotions that pour through my mind as I finish watching the 10-minute trailer. This documentary gives a glimpse of alternate lives that our college mates and friends led – an insight into the triumph, challenges, emotions, pains, joys, and experiences of our college mates and in a way allows us to live their experiences vicariously. Life unfolds in front of our eyes in all its colour and hues. A must watch.– Naresh Gupta (Sr. Vice President, Adobe)
Ashgari Bai is one of the oldest exponents, of the dying art of Dhrupad, the most orthodox form of Hindustani Classical music. She is also probably the only woman to have espoused this austere and invocative form of music. She has been conferred few national awards, including the Padmashree. Ironically, however, she remains a curiously anonymous and lonely figure today, battling against insurmountable odds in a small town of Madhya Pradesh in India.
Adoring camera … superb editing … the finished product, like its subject, is perfect. – Outlook
Fortunately, her story was captured on film before it was too late … a charming film. – Mid-Day
An evocative and warm documentary that explores the status of Alzheimer’s disease in the Indian context. Featuring many of those who suffer it, their family members and caregivers and people from the medical fraternity, A Burden of Love also attempts to dispel myths and misconceptions and highlights our social needs to manage this illness better.
The documentary is the first of its kind to explore the status of Alzheimers disease in India. – Bombay Times
A significant film towards creating awareness about this tragic illness a comprehensive film. – Sunday Review, Times of India
The film is shot interestingly. Singh has taken enough care to handle his subjects sensitively. – Mid-Day
An attempt to explore some of the most poignant and ironic experiences that people struck with Parkinson’s go through. Uncaging the Body tries to put into perspective the communicative crossroads at which the body and mind find themselves trapped in.
The film showcases these brave hearts, who continue to live their lives with courage and dignity, in spite of the limitations of their predicament and how they chart out the bewildering and daunting landscape of Parkinson’s year after year, embracing life in all its hues — undeterred, undefeated.
Best Short Film award at the Apsara Film Producers Guild awards, for distinctive achievement in Cinema and Television
Like the scavengers, close to a 100,000 ragpickers help the Bombay’s Municipal Corporation’s effort to manage solid, recyclable waste and control hazards of pollution, health and hygiene for its residents. What draws them to an unromantic workplace like the various dumping centres, big and small and garbage bins around the city?
How do they grapple with their problems that range from bringing home money for the next meal to running an errant household to pitching small dreams for their children?
What is the gap between their dreams and their reality?