Tributes are about 'memories'. Or rather about reliving your personal
Recreating those which you never want to forget.
Every moment in life should be an occasion! But then
there are those few precious ones that you
want to immortalize. Like a surprise birthday! A wedding or an engagement!
Your proposal maybe,
that is if your friends had the foresight to capture it. A tribute to
your parents on their golden
jubilee or to a grandaunt on her seventieth birthday! A launch of a business
or a felicitation!
Or a tribute even to your schoolteacher!
My job is to immortalize these moments by creating
Well, this is how it works . A whole lot of work goes into first gauging
the personality of the person
who this video will be gifted to or who this video is all about. A lot
of research goes into selecting
meaningful pictures and images, things that will truly touch the heart
strings of the recipient of this
gift and memories that he / she will want to revisit ever so often. The
pictures are then brought to life
by restoring them digitally and laying them down in the correct order.
Most importantly, to bind the
whole thing together with just the right music track and finally edited,
to sync with the music and add
any special effects if required!
All this effort just so that your special person has something special
that he/she will want to go back
to again and again! And they will know what a special place they have
in your heart.
Pushpa Thadani is my aunt. She expired in 2008. When I did this video,
I was not
even thinking about doing one. I was just glancing through her pictures
the years and the idea to compile them in a chronological order with music
struck me and that's how I started off. It was a spontaneous inspiration!
This video is something that Aunt Pushpa would have loved! Because this
the people she loved, who occupied her heart, mind and soul - her sisters
few close friends.
Aunt Pushpa was a devout believer of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. Through
her life she
made trips to many Gurudwaras all over the world. Her favourite was of
one at Nanded, where her Guru Sant Baba Jogindersinghji (Moni Babaji)
This was the place she visited most often.
A tribute to the late Nirupa Roy the legendary film actress of the Hindi
Her younger son Kiran requested me to make one for his mother when he
Pushpa's tribute. As on the silverscreen she has been the epitome of motherhood,
here too it revolves around her real life family - her husband Mr. Kamal
Roy and her
sons Yogesh and Kiran.
This is the first one of the videos made for Kiran Gidwani and Anup Tolaram.
A friend Pradeep Gidwani suggested them to me. It traces their journey
their childhood till they grew up and till the day they met. A tribute
to Kiran and
Anup on their wedding day!
This is the second of the videos for Kiran and Anup. It starts with an
skit where all the family members have been made into cartoon characters
second part of the video shows the courting period of the couple! The
concept was a new one developed for the very first time for this video!
One thing leads to another. Shyam, a family friend who happened to see
the video on
Aunt Pushpa was mighty impressed. His wife, Anjali is a practicing homeopath
requested me to make a video of her clinic opening in 1989.
Cricket - War
My friend Sudarshan Kanchan and has friends had played a cricket match
is a prelude before the game begins showing what happens when old friends
Cricket - Tribute
A tribute to friendship for all the residents of Pankaj Mansion and
the entire cricket team.
'Bombay' - a tribute.
This was the first film I ever made! It was a project for my film making
A short film made on the city of Bombay showing its very essence and fabric,
its grit and the people and the soul of the city, covering the major landmarks.