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Riding on a Sunbeam


Riding on a Sunbeam: Journeys through Space, Time, Life and Love … is a special and exciting travel film that follows Mauktik Kulkarni (an Engineer turned Neuroscience student turned Zen traveller) and Sammy Jo (a Berkeley undergrad taking a gap semester) … in an unconventional touristy way.Playfully, abundantly and on occasions, acutely, they explore the contradictions of our Indian society with interesting perspectives … exploring economically developed places alongside backward regions, staunchly nationalistic mind sets side by side with the insurgency prone pockets and the socially conservative elements that co-exist with countless liberal lifestyles … All within the same India.Through smaller stories experienced throughout with the eyes of the two protagonists … Mauktik, who now turns to his own country and Sammy who has never seen India before, the film creates a mosaic of India that is at once exhilarating, reflective, enchanting and laughable … in a way that has rarely been seen before. Riding on a Sunbeam: Journeys through Space, Time, Life and Love … is a film that weaves a tale out of these peripatetic travel experiences into a distilled elixir of stories and insights, of courage and of universal humanity.


Mauktik Kulkarni ,Samantha Jo Fitzsimons

Director :Brahmanand Siingh Language :Not Updated Country :India
Producer :Not Updated Editor :Not Updated Screening Type:Not Updated
Cinematographer :Not Updated Year :2015 Duration:108 Mins


Director Name

Brahmanand Siingh

Director Biography

Brahmanand S Siingh is an award-winning filmmaker (producer-director) and writer based out of Mumbai. His National-Award winning (among many other awards and accolades) feature-length documentary on RD Burman, Pancham Unmixed: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai, (113 min) continues to enjoy an amazing sweeping critical and popular acclaim across viewing platforms.Other recent feature documentaries like Riding on a Sunbeam: Journeys through Space, Time, Life & Love (108 min), a fascinating travel documentary on the way non-touristy India presents itself to us; Through Our Eyes (85 min), a group of batch-mates from a premiere Institute looking back at their elliptical journey of 25 years while continuing to dream ahead are also being extremely well-received. Even his earlier, somewhat shorter works like Ragpickers; Uncaging the Body (Apsara Award for Best Short Film, 2003-2004); A Burden of Love (on Alzheimer’s disease); Ashgari Bai (on an octogenarian legendary dhrupad singer) and a whole lot of other short, corporate and documentary films have drawn great response, highly recognized for its sensitivity, authenticity and engaging quality.Siingh often brings out an insightful, exploring and reflective quality in the subjects that excite him, bringing out its core essence in a soulful and captivating manner. Many of his films have been screened at various International film festivals as well as on national and international television channels, and have been nominated for and won, national and international awards.He has also been invited to be on the Jury on International Film Festivals and is a consultant on selection of films in many film festivals and award platforms.Currently, Siingh is producing another feature-length biographical film, Kaagaz Ki Kashti (Paperboat), on ghazal maestro, Jagjit Singh and developing a feature project, Jhalki … Ek Aur Bachpan (A Different Childhood) … the International buzz for which is already considered very high.He has also initiated a path-breaking venture — a series of well-researched, grippingly-told, tastefully- presented and thoroughly-distributed Biopics under Mobius Biopics Pvt Ltd.
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