How did you get the inspiration to involve in short film making ?
Well, I am a music director / composer and I do lots of background music apart from composing songs....After coming to Mumbai, 7 years back, I met with many film makers and started to work in different type of films....And most of them were short films....Even today I do music for short films as I feel they are very challenging... One of my latest short films 'Poor Scum' (director Lokiish Tody) won a trip to Cannes....So short films are very close to my heart, actually....
>Interview of Lokiish Todi
What do you think as achievement(s) in your career ?
Achievement means job satisfaction....After composing a song or background music, if I feel satisfied, it is a kind of achievement....And obviously, positive feedback from my listeners, that is also an achievement for me....Afterall we are working for them only....
Which do you think as the difficult part in short film making ?
Duration....To convey the story in a certain duration is really difficult....
I have also released a remix lounge album from a German music company Fanel Records....That album contains three remixed tracks....From there too, I am getting good positive vibes....
Well, to name a few,I have done a couple of bengali albums in Kolkata in 2003....I have worked with Baba Sehgal in 2004....Have scored lots of background music for tv serials, documentaries, corporate films, tele-films and short films. One of my short films 'Poor Scum' is going to Cannes film festival, this year....I have also composed songs in many independent projects....
Was there any unforgettable incident in your life ?
Ya, its personal and I don't want to share with everyone.
What is your reaction if your film is not selected in top 3 in any competition ?
I always give my 100 % in every project.... But success depends on many factors. It's not only music....So my philosophy is to move on, and to do more good work.
In June, I will be recording six songs for a feature film for Mr. Vikram Kapoor and then in August, I will be starting one more project for Mr. Vijay Singh....In between I will be promoting my albums....So quite hectic schedule ahead....
Do you think that true talents are been recognized ?
I believe in Destiny....If destiny permits, anyone can be on top. Talent has nothing to do with recognition.... I know many people who is extremely talented, but they are searching for one single break.... Our life is regulated by our destiny, and every other factor is secondary.
What's your advice/suggestion to budding short film makers ?
First dream and then set a Target. Prepare yourself and then start walking towards your goal. Leave every other factor on destiny.
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I like to write poetry when I am alone and write for a website as well....
They help me to rejuvenate....
Tattu's - 'Come fall in love' poem
as I'm alone in this lonely planet,
as I'm crying on this thirsty land,
as I'm crazy like the meandering breeze,
as I'm fixed like that growing plant.
Come fall in love -
for the wonders I can do with you,
for the dreams which may come true,
for the reason behind all love stories,
for all the distance we'll travel through.
Come fall in love -
if I don't make you sad,
if I don't touch you bad,
if my stares give you comfort,
if my feelings make you mad.
Then come fall in love -
love me the way you want me to ,
love me if the moon is true,
love me with all your heart,
love me as if I was looking for you.... only for you.
Come Fall in Love.
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