Thursday, October 23, 2014

Please watch ! Premiering on SAAM TV Marathi this Sunday ......

Good things and Divali go together.....

Just heard that " Paudha: The plant",  a short film , with cinematography by the daughter Pankaja Akshay Dandekar,  written by Akshay Dandekar,  and directed by Manoj Salunke,   is now going to be broadcast on the SAAM TV Marathi channel , as part of their Short Film Showcase Program.

These films never get written about,  they never even have a budget worth talking about; there are often mothers , who chip in with chhole chapati  meals and sandwiches  for the crew; there are uncles  and aunts who offer their flats for the indoor schedule of shooting, and so many others like me, who simply chip in with lots of best wishes.    

Sometimes it all works. 

So folks, please tune in  this Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 11 am and/or 11pm  and watch this film premiere on the SAAM TV Marathi channel. 

(Unlike film premieres, you don't need to get dressed up,  there will be no paparazzi , and you can sit in your pajamas with a nice cup of tea and chakli , and watch ! )

Edited to add :

I watched this along with many folks who checked in from other cities.  And although it was an actual honor to clash in timeslot with the iconic Satya Meva Jayate , I got a video capture of the credits of "Paudha",    at the end. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Water and Sense.... जल है तो कल है

Like I said, after making a single film on a lady who is my household help, I decided to retire, to give younger people a chance to showcase their talents. :-)

The daughter , Pankaja , with her Canon 1100D DSLR  photography, and the son-in-law, Akshay Dandekar,  with his talent at conceptualization and direction, have just made another very short film.  Around 2 minutes.  This has been made on weekends  since they both work at jobs during the week. .

The subject of the film, is WATER.

And how we waste our todays, unconcerned about our tomorrows. 

Have a look .  And then shut off that tap............

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"Paudha" the plant ...... watch it grow !

Since the last post more than a year ago,  there have been many changes.

I have stopped  trying out my hands at filming. And fiddling with Windows Movie Maker. 

The daughter , Pankaja, who did the videography for my first film ,  recently got married to Akshay .

They have made their first short film, "Paudha"   ("the plant").

Produced and written by Akshay, and with cinematography and editing by Pankaja on her Canon 1100D DSLR,  this was filmed by them and their wonderful team, primarily on the rural outskirts of Badlapur (a suburb on the far northeast of Mumbai) ,  and a bit of it in Badlapur proper.

Presenting ......