The "uuhhss" and the "ahhhs" of this Bumpy Ride called Film Making

Quick Downpour:
Non-Film makers can be lethally bored –Tread with caution! Chandni Chowk, a place everyone from the human and not-so-human race needs to pass as a test of survival skills. A Budget film can be a real sonuvabitch. Free actors/anchors are like those unwanted pair of smelly shoes, you want to but can’t throw away, cause they are dear to you. Rickshawallas are the real mafias. This is not a crash course in film making. Yep, you may call it the “uuuhhhss” and the “ahhhs” of this bumpy ride called film making! Anyway, let’s continue!

The Thought:
Now my mentor, the Scorpio guy, is bad ass when it comes to script writing, He is like an analogue clock. Ancient. He almost behaves as if  the ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald haunts him, to keep the art of script writing alive. But this blog is not about him. So don’t pay much attention to him.
“One does not have to be able to see to write films, one has to be able to imagine” ~ David Mamet
It simply means, that what you see on screen is a mere 1/10 of the amount of time, we frugal film makers, dedicate a lot to pre-production. It’s downright boring. Yet it gives a backbone to the film. So there are no instant noodles in film making, I mean it!

Made with love and passion
Me thinks, these are the fundamental key ingredients to create  anything. So go on, take re-takes, take bytes, align the frame, manage the mayhem and the crowd! You are no Nat Geo and people really don’t care a damn about your film. But this is what I have believed, since I was 6, you gotta fight for your candy. You gotta fight for your dreams, protect them, nurture them, kid. Cause the world will never understand how dear are they to you.

Here’s summing it up
After spending the last two weeks of shooting this short food documentary, wrapping our heads around the script and treatment, braving it up in 42° Old Delhi heat, and the filmy mumbo jumbo, it’s undiluted fun to shoot… to wear the director’s cap! Would love to post the link  and share it with you fellas, when we complete it!


Still exploring. Kind of bipolar- for my equal love for home and the world. Essentially believe in what George Bernard Shaw said, "life isn't about finding yourself but creating yourself"


  • arv! April 17, 2017 at 8:28 am Reply

    Great going. Will wait for the link

  • Amit Mittal April 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Sounds very hard!!!😎
    Keep it up…. You will soon smell the taste of success.😄
    Good Wishes 🤗🤗🤗

    • ambikabhardwaj May 4, 2017 at 11:08 pm Reply

      Amit!!! Thank you so much 😀
      Have you ever tasted those Chandni Chowk Jalebis?

      • Amit Mittal May 5, 2017 at 2:23 am Reply

        Why not Ambika 😊
        Yes I have, and they are awesome 😘

  • Colors of my life April 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm Reply

    Aaa so you are director?

    • ambikabhardwaj May 4, 2017 at 11:06 pm Reply

      Continuing a bit from the previous blog (Greed Gracious), I am a travel writer, photographer, videographer who enjoyed completing her Masters in Social work after her graduation in English (H), after which she started working with American Express and then worked with an NGO for women empowerment.
      Such a journey 🙂
      P.S: Bar tendering edited 😛

      • Colors of my life May 5, 2017 at 2:51 am Reply

        Wow, I am impressed, specially love the travelling part. I hope it pays good 🙂

  • ankandas April 18, 2017 at 7:38 am Reply

    Great…lots of wishes and good luck for your film project…☺☺☺

    • ambikabhardwaj May 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm Reply

      Thank you so much!!! Well, before I could wrap up the Chandni Chowk project, I got something better. A road trip project. So I am kind of scintillating between the two.

      • ankandas May 5, 2017 at 1:42 am Reply

        Road trip…👏👏👏

        • ambikabhardwaj May 5, 2017 at 7:45 am Reply

          Just completed Delhi-Mumbai-Puna-Goa and back 😀

          • ankandas May 5, 2017 at 8:32 am

            Mind blowing…what a fun time u r having…👍👍👍👌

          • ambikabhardwaj May 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm

            Indeed. Will be posting the pictures soon 🙂

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  • apassersby January 16, 2018 at 11:04 am Reply

    haha… title made me think of something..catchy

    • ambikabhardwaj January 17, 2018 at 10:54 pm Reply

      Thank you, dear passerby! It’s lovely to have you here! Eager to read you, soon! 🙂

      • apassersby January 23, 2018 at 4:04 am Reply

        I am really glad to read your work too dear!!

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