Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Touch of Mist - My obstacles and hurdles

I owe all the directors, whoever involved in the film making process. Because now I am to realize the pain, struggle and effort you put in for making 2 hour duration movie when I was almost dead for making just 2 minute teaser for my book.


Choosing the cast was a difficult task than writing 65,000 word novels. I imagined my female protagonist to be pretty stylish and posh, whereas the male protagonist to be modern with too much of attitude.

As the most famous proverb says,

If I get a guy with or equal to a person whom I imagined or narrated, I won’t get a best matching pari for him and vice-versa. Just to get the cast, it almost took 3 months of search.

Did it go smooth after 3 months of search?

No . . .

There popped up the critical issues "dates" and “Location”

Getting the appointment of cinematographer, cast and myself al together was much tougher.

Sometimes the easiest way or the preferable solution which I used to overcome this problem would be "TO QUIT,” Which I thought several times. Did I implement that quitting at-least properly?

No, I quit the thought of “Quitting” and again started putting more efforts to achieve the goal.

Finally with god’s grace after three months of struggle, everybody came to sync. Then the location issue came up.

We had just one day to shoot, and in one day considering Bangalore traffic, we can’t choose a place with complete opposite direction for both indoor and outdoor shoots.

But I must say after trying with Lumbini gardens, cubbon park and few of my colleague/Friend’s house for indoor shots. Nothing was satisfactory. Again, either the indoor or the outdoor will be of 2 opposite directions.

But all of a sudden I got an excellent place for shooting the indoor shots. I must have not got a better place that this one. Moreover, it was very near to Lalbagh garden. Getting approval to shoot the place was not at all a possible option. Luckily, they agreed for me. The good thing I did was I sent them immediately requesting approval to shoot inside the premises.

That helped me the next day, when the manager stepped back saying, no we can’t allow to shoot our premises. The mail helped me to convince the manager and there we go. We shot our indoor shots.

Wherever I go, I used to take with my laptop just my third hand. First time I left my laptop at home which contained all the information about shooting details.

That’s it, the scene which we supposed to take(cute, bubbly stills) was gone.

We just went on with the stills that was recorded in our mind.

I was not having any other option just to thank god "ok the video completed" other than having satisfactory performance.

Sometimes i sunk my head under the pillow and question my soul, why does it take so much effort just for a 3 minute video. Why the hell I should Suffer so much? When the people around me have a proper sleep, food at right time, spend time with my family and not me? ?

My friend said, “ok if you want a normal life like them, then no one is stopping you. Don’t think of anything like video or your book release. But if you want an extraordinary life then forget sleep, food and time with family just for few days until you reach your destiny.

Hobbies/Passion are the things which makes us happy. Writing made me happy. But when I tried to put expectation towards it, my passion started burning me. Then I learnt, Ok i am not going to expect any victory towards my passion. Let me just enjoy the journey

Lessons I Learned:

1. There's no such thing as failures-- just delayed success. :)

2. If you hit a ball and it was supposed to go 100mts, but it just reaches 15 mts. Dont complain, why does it happend for me. Instead, change your target limit and Set your target to 150mts and put your efforts, then definitely it will reach at-least 80mts.

3. Why it is so, for some people “Success is like eating an ice cream” and for some people its like eating a bitter guard

There are people who dont have a chance just to see those bitter guard too. Compare your life with them and feel satisfied. But dont stop learning lessons from the achievers.

4. when you work or put efforts towards your passion, dont expect success. Just enjoy the journey

1 comment:

  1. I love the lessons learned.. Way to go dear :) All the best.