The Fabelmans and Me

Movies are dreams that you never forget. That is the core of The Fabelmans in which Steven Spielberg takes you on a memorable journey inspired by his formative years when he discovered movie magic. The magic was indeed unforgettable for the generation that grew up with Super 8 cameras which pioneered the home movie revolutionContinue reading “The Fabelmans and Me”

Once Upon a Time

‘Once Upon a Time’ is a photo series that celebrates all things timeless. This black and white image was photographed on a foggy winter’s day in Delhi’s Mehrauli Archeological Park, a setting which has witnessed many a historical event over time. The series also includes a photograph of Jaipur’s iconic Jantar Mantar which was designedContinue reading “Once Upon a Time”

‘Stuck in Inner Traffic’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube

Rush hour isn’t always where you think it is. All those loud noises you hear? Those aren’t blaring horns. You’d be surprised where all that ruckus is coming from. Just relax and immerse yourself in this ‘filmaiku’ – where film meets haiku, the Japanese art of meditative poetry. ‘Stuck in Inner Traffic’ came about inContinue reading “‘Stuck in Inner Traffic’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube”

‘The Saint’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube

Memories are movies in real life. This is what I experienced when I made my short film ‘The Saint’ back in 2007 which features my late maternal grandmother. Just some months before she passed away, I spent some time with her, video taping her memories of her life’s journey.She was going through an illness andContinue reading “‘The Saint’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube”

‘Mango Shake’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube

The rhythm of life is always an open invitation for you to let go and immerse in the moment. I made ‘Mango Shake’ as an expression of what it means to be in sync with the sounds and colors of India, while capturing a moment in time in 2008 when my visual inspirations were beingContinue reading “‘Mango Shake’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube”

Orienting Hollywood

Did you know that the history between Hollywood and the Bombay film industry goes back a century? For the first time, this ongoing “close encounter” has been discussed in the well-researched book Orienting Hollywood, throwing new light on how this relationship between two giant film industries has evolved over the years. Orienting Hollywood is authoredContinue reading “Orienting Hollywood”

‘Backdrop’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube

As we battle an invisible enemy, ask yourselves, were we really at “peace” back in pre-pandemic times when the world was supposedly “normal”? And hopefully, when these tough times are behind us soon, what will “peace” be like in the “new normal”? I made my short film Backdrop in 2007 after I first witnessed theContinue reading “‘Backdrop’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube”

Cinema is the new Vinyl

Film reels and vinyl records remind us of changing times. But the essence of movies and music remains unchanged: to explore new horizons and stretch creative boundaries. However, in the digital age, the very definition of cinema is being questioned.⁠⠀⁠⠀Recently, Martin Scorsese shared his views on how cinema has become ‘content’. That inspired me toContinue reading “Cinema is the new Vinyl”