Thursday, September 22, 2011

On a Friday

On a Friday, a punjabi boy named lucky comes home crying. When his mother comes to know the reason she goes to Mrs. Iyenger to sort out issues with later's daughter and her son. But things go worse.

This movie came to me as a class project, however i was not present while shooting of the video. I got the entire clips and had to edit it and mix it. which i did. The movie has been shot in Gurgaon only in one day.

On a Friday

cast- Yash Kulkarni, Ananya Wadhwana, Zoenna Upadhyay, Monika Verma, Rashi, Binu
support - Rupesh Sinha, Siddhartha Tiwari
cameraman- Abhinav Verma
sound mixing/editing - Prem Samuel
Director- Ravikar Anand


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Friday, January 15, 2010

The Sad Man

There are people who most of the time stay very upset and frustrated.. and the reason behind it is mostly a girl.. In these times they are indeed very irritating..and their sadness and unhappyness sometimes makes the people around him unhappy!!!
This is were I got my concept from...THE SAD MAN..

I have a "bloody" junior friend.. name Tanya.. just kidding... he is Tanmoy Hazra. I think he justified the role of the character.

The film depicts the state of a sad man...have a look at it...and then you will realise being happy has its own charm ...
"jiyo.. haaso.. muskurao..kya pata kal ho na ho... "

The Sad Man

cast - Tanmoy Hazra, Kaushik, Ruchi

music - Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

written n directed by Prem Samuel




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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shubhra Arya's Birthday June 16,2009

Summer 2009, i was in Bengaluru interning at Madura Garments (an subsidy of aditya birla nuvo ltd). There were 16 internees from different cities- Banglore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Gandhinagar... we became friends and within a span of 2 weeks, the girl from Mumbai-Shubhra had her birthday. She gave us treat in a place called Ohri's in Total mall. The ambience resembled a jungle.. tables, glasses everything seemed of the same jungle family.. had the time of the life...

We were divided into groups. Ma grp comprised of raj n neha(from nift blore), they both were dedicated and hard working and me the laziest!!! Sometimes i used to work...

We were given a conference room to work, but most of the time worked less and played computer games more - stick cricket (i think we all were addicted to it).So one day in conference room i had nothing to do n then i saw d pics n thought of converting them into a movie... within an hour the movie was ready to serve. This movie contains some of shubhra's birthday pics with a pinch of effects.

2 months time worth remembering...

Shubhra's birthday!!!

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An unlucky incident

2008 - A year worth feeling sorry about, series of blasts in different cities, killing people. We also saw the terror attacks in Mumbai..which depressed the heart more...These events affected the muslim community, who were treated as terrorists. Somehow it affected me a lot, so the nift delhi team, decided to dedicate all our songs to the victims at the inter college event in Hyderabad.

Taking these as my inspiration, decided to make a movie. However there was no intentions of showing any kind of partiality towards any community.. ending was thought in a different way but because of lack of time, the present ending seems little lame... which means i am not satisfied with this movie...

Shoot began in January, my friend Siddhartha plays the lead role, of a poor student who eventually turns into a terrorist... witnessing the killings and the blasts in all the major cities creates a deep hatred inside his heart, forcing him to become a weapon of terror. The short film is not about terrorism but about the state of mind... how small things can change life...

The reason of such an abrupt ending was the spectrum 09, shortage of time n i was part of the organizing team.. however there were very less entries and that’s the reason I once again won 1st prize (Hatrick-3times in a row)

An Unlucky Incident - Slumdog Millionaire

cast - Siddhartha Tiwari, Himani Shukla, Antra Lodha, Aradhna Dutta, Nishant.

Location - NIFT, new delhi.

written n directed by Prem Samuel

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

jis lahore nahi vekhya woh jamia nai

This was my first theatre act.

Remember me mentioning about a theatre group called antraal..this is what gave me my first theatre... Was tough because the dailouges were mostly in urdu and punjabi. The performance happend in JNU campus' PSR open air theatre...

Now about PSR: a very well know place in JNU, seemed like it was left for ages, looked like jungle to me. Reaching there was kind of disappointed, thinking no one would turn up. Cleaned the place, made arrangements and finally the moment arrived, the play started in evenin 6:30 pm.

Had a moustache which kept on making me feel uncomfortable...Anyways, when the 1st scene happend, was schocked. Thanks to Almighty..there were some 200 people. Ambience, lighting, open sky favoured us... Place was awesome and so was the act..Unfortunately have no videos or pics of the same (because of camera prohibition), but m uploadin few practise session pics.

All I can carry forward from here is the art of lighting, acting (again), managing and the moral of not loosing hope... a great learning experience...

Below are the few practice session pics....

   
  
 

a Day with Dr. Palash Sen (Euphoria)

End of November but a beginning of a new experience.
Akbar and Azam got their break, they had to make the music video for an NGO, Oxfam, India. The video was based on the serious issues of global warming. Song was composed by the very well known band- EUPHORIA and thus begins the new journey...

An wednesday, around 5 o' clock, travelled in some deserted village in Haryana, cast and crew was already there and finally came in Palash Sen. (My first interaction with a celeberity, have seen many in fashion shows, in gigs but never got a chance to actually meet them)
The shot started quite late, n i followed my friend Amjad (assissting director). Quite a few learning came pouring in that day! At break time, had session with Dr.Palash..he sang few songs for us like ab na jaa, mayeri...and I sang tadap tadap ke (from hum dil de chuke sanam]..he appreciated it..and then I asked about his performances, what gives him the energy while he performs on the stage? The answer was, "i dont smoke..dont drink..have a balance diet and regular excersice..thats what keeps me healthy.. n Its the audience which gives me energy!!!" The day ended, the shoot was incomplete (which means i was unable to act). They wanted me on friday, but was unable to go due to my exams.

The shoot was finally done in Harayana and Shimla, video was launched in January with a grand festival in FICCI auditorium. Rahul Bose (well known actor) - the ambassador of Oxfam India launced it.. said a few words on changing environment and its effect n our responsibilities towards it. This was followed by a rockin performance by euphoria..

Happy Birthday DJ

It was November 8 in 2008, one of my classmates' birthday was around. Friends asked me to make a short film on her. Before going furthur sumthin about Divya:
she joined us in 3rd sem-that was in 2nd year, a transfer case from NIFT kolkatta, she was a topper, and so most of the people didnt liked her initially because of her wierd nature... Should not mention about it here!!! But by the end of 3rd year..she had made few friends..so we decided to do something special for her.. Took me around 5 days to complete it... asked sum of my batchmates to wish her on camera, some seniors (includin the old 1** pyaar karne waale.. ;) ) and 1 faculty too and Akbar and Azam. The same was screened on her bday in my flat... She had the emotional, tears of joy..n den blaah... blaah..i hv nothin more to say so... happy bday!!!
JANAM DIN MUBARAKH DJ!!!
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