Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mourn Mourn Mourn....

I had a weird experience few days back. I got a message to attend mourning of Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Me and my friends went to attend it and it was organised by a news channel ( I do not want to name the channel).

There were few other people from nearby hostel and a group of young girls from the nearby PG. Those girls came there as if they are attending some reception, they were wearing grand dresses and their make-up was like as they were going to sign as a heroine to the movie.

The tv people already had a concept in their mind and that was to blame politicians. There were around 50 in numbers who came to mourn to the martyr. Tv people gave candles to everyone and made us to light and we were supposed to tell our opinions about how the politicians are responsible for the attack on Taj.

The most disgusting thing was, one of the crew member from the channel disguised himself as a common man and made his first opinion, the channel crew with a reporter and a cameraman took his opinion first, he in his talk took the concept of blaming the politicians as i have mentioned above. The reporter took a point from that opinion and posed a question relating to politics to the next person, and this went on.

People who came to mourn were more excited to be in front of camera rather to mourn. There was a tough competition among the public to give their opinion about the politicians and everyone were fighting for the mike to talk, girls who came from the PG were standing like models. I think they were invited to make the picture bit beautiful.

Few people came there as they thought that there was a shooting of some movie, few of them literally did not knew who was Sandeep. Few were talking like if they would have been near the attack, they would have stopped that and fought against terrorist.

I was simply standing in the last row holding a candle and staring at those beautiful girls. I thought that the mourning ceremony will be very decent but never knew that it will be like a celebration. At one point I was feeling very bad about myself to attend such a ceremony where people were using a martyr's name to their means. I just blew the candle off and went aside to have a smoke. But my friends were still standing there.

After the opinion round, channel people made the public to place the candle on the nearby fountain, cameraman was taking shots in an artistic manner.

I bet no one of them who assembled there mourned to the martyr including myself. Public was attracted to the camera and channel people wanted to raise the TRPs of their news.

The so called mourning ceremony ended up in the way the news channel wanted, I was completely bored that day.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

DREAM - Part 1.

I would suggest you guys to read my article Penniless Peanuts before reading this one.

We were 4 of us but now our team has increased to 8 the other 4 are Shashi, Dhana, Naga and Sunil.

We did a short film as a pilot episode to approach channels for the slot but we failed as they need people who are experienced. Its very true that we are not experienced but for sure we are talented. To prove our potential we need opportunities. We believe in creating them rather than waiting for it or running behind it. The only hindrance for us is Time and Money.

After the failure of our short film project we decided to split up and work individually to gain experience, but for our goodness one of our friend's friend saw our short films and was very much interested to produce a movie with us.

That was the time when my dream was flourished again, I call this movie project as the DREAM Project because it is not only mine but for all the 8 peanuts.

We are working on the script and parallel we are doing the research on in and out of the industry. We are very new to the industry but that does not mean that we should be ignored.

We approached few people to take their advice and suggestions but most of them were the demotivators. The only reason was we are inexperienced.

They are right that we need experience but to gain experience we have to get into it, face the challenges and fight against the odds to fulfill our DREAM.
There is no way we lose the battle if we give our 100 percent. The only thing which is required is Trust in ourselves.

Trust of 8 guys is a tremendous positive energy which is enough to create history.

I am not bothered about the demotivators because, the producer trusts us 100 percent and that is very important for the fulfillment of the DREAM.
According to few people they need experience to succeed, according to me I need their criticism, comments, demotivation, demoralisation to succeed.
Lets see we are giving our 100 percent dedication, commitment, hardwork and everything.

Fulfilling my DREAM is my KARMA.

All our DREAMS will come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Reaping may be slow but I have to wait if I have to achieve it. And I am ready to wait and ready to do my KARMA.

I am doing KARMA and it is pursuing my DREAM no matter what will be the result. I have already sacrificed few important things in my life and now I have just dedicated myself to my DREAM.