I started writing at a very young, thanks to my father who paid me 10 bucks for every page I wrote (both sides and A4 sized). It didn’t matter what I wrote he just encouraged me to write all the stuff I would imagine and tell anyone and everyone who wanted to hear a story. Sometimes, I wrote about films I had watched that day. Thank you Papa.
So to start with I wrote verses and you can see snippets of these in the Verses section of this website. That went on for a long time with one or two articles published in local magazines. But writing verses became my only comfort specially during the first year in England where I experienced loneliness. Rest of the time it was mostly about being dumped by yet another pretty girl. At times I wrote rebellious verses against injustice, the planet and me pretending to sound philosophical.
At the age of 29, I quit my career at set out to write my first feature film. I wrote the entire thing inclusive of story, screenplay and eve the lyrics to the sings that were in it. (I am Indian I never knew cinema without songs. In my case it was to reduce my 8 odd hours story compressed into 3 hours – I think). Anyways, I met the slimiest of people who bastardized a free story and even took credit for writing it. Never mind, I feel sorry for him, even though coming from a family of acclaimed and respect filmmakers, he had t stoop to this just to survive, I guess. However this helped me step foot in the world of cinema and I ended up writing my first Bollywood film for a friend. Being produced by a popular individual, it had the top A-listers participate in it’s Promo Video. Have a look and see how many of these Bollywood stars you can recognize.
Not being related with the type of fims that were being made and taking a a moral stand not to be associated with that, hoping an opportunity would come by to do something fresh, positive and truly celebrating the language of cinema, I got involved in short film making,. Writing, directing various low budget films with pals. But in 2008, I got to produce a thought provoking short film – USS DIN. I remain extremely proud of the film.
That experienced me to commercial and non-amateur film. I was working with actual film makers and actors. So equipped with that, I wrote, directed and produced ,y precious film to date, A God Of Sinners. It went to Cannes, Asians on Films and many other, with a special screening at the All Lights Film Festival in India. High in violence and profanity, it was higher in a message to society. Everyone who watched it were silenced in thought, except my dearest Mother who was shocked beyond words that he son would create something like this. :D
Since then I have done local shorts as I am still full time professional in the technology field. I have scripts written for features and shorts sitting in my lonely bucket.
Then Covid happened and we could not do much, so I wrote a book documenting my journey froma man hunger to find a God to becoming an atheist. Check it out on all online platforms such as Amazon.
Still in covid I was told by many given my love to interact with people, that I should Podcast, so ckeck these out here.
I have also promoted music beyond the commercial Bollywood stuff that lacks originality in most cases and is often promoted by PR agencies, thus not giving independent and originalstuff from India. So check out Music Beyond Mainstream.
I still write and still thrive to promote peace amongst us all with my Uncultured Company.
Check ore of my stuff on YouTube