Life has turned upside down already and we’re hardly through with the first phase of the That Four Letter Word rollout. The summer heat is only making things all the more hectic.
And, that’s because I’ve decided to stay indoors during the day and work nights. So please don’t bother calling me anytime before lunch. The only time I get to sleep is between six a.m. and noon.
We’ve had trade enquiries from around the world, proposals for two other films this year, one of which we’re scheduled to shoot this summer. Thankfully, a friend’s chipping in to handle distribution.
I desperately need a holiday to go finish the script. I think I will manage to take the next week off under the pretext of doing a travel feature.
But before I take off, there’s so much temptation all around. There’s World Cup cricket, there are a dozen new DVDs lying around waiting to be watched, there’s ‘Heroes,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘Prison Break,’ (second season) and ‘My Name is Earl’ to catch up on, there’s the Roof Top Film Festival this weekend, there are meetings lined up with investment consultants this being the year end and all, a couple of other script-discussion meetings and I need to do all of this without reducing the time I spend with my darling girlfriend. So even if the personal blog isn’t updated too often, do drop in at Sudermovies. Given the volume of movies I watch and the nature of my job, I don’t have a choice but to discuss films.
I’m looking forward to the Roof Top Film Festival. From what I heard from Sagaro, we had an interesting line-up of films — a couple of low budget indie films from America (Primer and Hard Candy have been shortlisted) and at least a couple of first low-budget films by master directors (there’s a choice between George Lucas’s THX 1138, Christopher Nolan’s ‘Following,’ Roman Polanski’s ‘Knife in the Water,’ Steven Spielberg’s ‘Duel‘.
Would be good to watch these again and discuss them with an enthusiastic bunch of movie buffs who have signed up for the all-nighter movie marathon. Given that most of those who have registered are young movie buffs and aspiring filmmakers, I think films like these will go a long way to inspire them to make films.
It’s seven in the morning, already an hour into my bedtime. Pardon the rambling.
Who is your Girlfriend(Is it Shonali!, who is calling you an Idot in picture)?.
In India is their a concept of Girlfriend and Boyfriend, do you have to ultimately end up marrying your girlfriend.
How is it on your girlfriend to go out with a guy,not in committed relationshi, wont her parents and society at large look down upon her.
Hi, I am a regular reader of your blog. Just wanted to tell you that Primer is a fantastic movie, though I did not understand it initially, it did bowl me over. Have fun and good luck with your bizzare summer schedule. Waiting for TFLW DVD.
If you enjoy watching TV series, i strongly recommend 24, House, Boston Legal and Grey’s Anatomy and Two and a Half Men.
Hey Sudish, hows you. This is Sameer Shadab Not sure if you recollect who I am, but you look pretty much the same as during your school days at SBOA. Does my name ring a bell, or are you still scratching your head figuring out who I am. But good to see you doing well buddy.
hey u made a movie, that uber cool buddy, I am really happy to hear a fellow school mate doing well, congratulation bud.
hey sudhish..m a regular reader..love ur blog..!
ur really gonna enjoy heroes..that is one thing i can guarantee..! 🙂
can you add my blog please
live life kingsize:
Nope. Shonali isnt my girlfriend. And as far as your questions go. Given that India is a culturally diverse country, there is no one answer to your question.
we wanted to play primer. but after a coupla thrillers (Hard Candy and Blood Simple), the audience wanted something light. TFLW DVD is a few months away.
hey thanks. yes, I’ve been recommended these before. Since the time I have on me is limited, I guess these will have to wait.
you on orkut? I have a terrible memory and I suspect maybe even alzhiemers. where you in my class with Arvind Ganesh, Bharath Ram, Sam Sankoorikal and Babu?
and thanks mate!
yup! love it but i havent had the time to catch the last few episodes. guess I’ll have to download and watch!
how can people outside India get to see ur movie? are u going to be releasing a DVD copy anytime soon??