My short film assignment for Video communication helped me move a little further in understanding what ‘pretentious movies’ and ‘real movies’ are. (mine was pretentious)
The efforts paid off and I got a chance to work with “Santosh Thundiyil” one of the biggest names in Indian cinema.
My internship with him as a member in the crew of camera assistant opened up a new arena of possibilities to me.
Being a part of Sanjay Dutt starer “Sher” was an incredible experience.
Santosh thundiyil, Sanjay Dutt while shooting for Sher
The Puja before first day shoot
What did Jimmy say to Dolly
The blatant heat of Rajsthan, the bottles of water that i Drank on the set along with my vertebral disc which tingled the borders of pain...I saw it all.
The set, the script, the actors, the Extras, the art directors and what more to say became friends with a few of them.
The Daylight saying a good bye
Though the ideology of the subtle storytelling techniques that I pursue was nowhere in sight the process was intense and the experience has rolled up to a corner in my memory which will be visited often to reuse the artifacts.
Action scene from the movie 'Sher'
Santosh sir gave me freedom to roam around and explore and thats what i did. My lighting sense has improved and now i can comprehend the possibilities of art direction.
because 'baba is Baba", Sanjay Dutt
Thank Santosh Thundiyil, Sudesh balan sir and most important of all “God” for letting people notice my work even though for a short period.
......and as i would quote my Dad “even this shall pass”.....next is what ?????