Wednesday, March 19, 2008

THREE CHEERS TO THE "INVISIBLE WOMAN" TEAM...HIP HIP HURRAY!! x3

MY DAD WITH mR. AMIR KHAN..:)


When i told some people that i am planning to direct a film, they laughed it out saying "you're so shy and direction needs a certain smartness that you lack. you better give up the idea. it's not your cup of tea." But there were some real gems around who supported my idea and promised to join me in my project and my maiden effort of making an independent documentary as a director. with their blessings and support i addressed the root cause of so many major problems that India is facing today - lack of women education and empowerment. the true story of the girls of a village in Madhya Pradesh inspired me to work on the concept and after a heart-wrenching experience of a 5 day stay with the girls, i came to know many shocking incidences that still pervades the country - female foeticide being the most terrible one. i NEVER EVER imagined even in my dreams that just a few kilometers away from my home, where i live a life like a princess, there could be a place where girls are toyed with and are sexually objectified and some are even not allowed to step into this beautiful world!! we have read this, heard about it, but i witnessed it through the innocent and tell tale eyes of the girls of Narlay..



And the fact that how beautifully the efforts of one man is stopping these cruelties gradually, is a subject of not just admiration but a subject which stirs the soul to wake up to this reality and contribute.



i salute the efforts of the man and my team, ESPECIALLY MY LIL SWEETHEART, MY SIS, for her support and for getting me all the applause and a tear-jerking response of an emotionally charged audience on some scenes in the film, when it was shown in the 16isto9 International Film Festival. the festival saw the entries from the countries like US, UK, Cannada, China, Egypt and Sweden. From India there were entries from around 150 colleges. My film titled "Adrashya Nari" (Invisible Woman), got Silver for the Best Documentary (non-fiction) film. It was a star-studded event and the evening of the final day saw the presence of superstar Amir Khan giving away the awards. My dad received the award on my behalf as i could not attend the function due to my mom's ill-health. But the pleasure to have my dad receive the award was more than what i could have got if i was there on the stage.

It was an evening i'll always remember..:)

16 comments:

So Nia said...

balle balle shava shava!!!!
we won we won!!!

kaun kehta hai aasmaan me ched nahi hota,
ek patthar to tabiyat se uchalo yaaro ;)

u know what, when we had placed manna de's magical voice in "laaga chunri me daag" in the background for one of our core shots......the audience responded so well....gave it a huge round of applause!!!!

i feel sorry sometimes that i was looking dumb as an anchor...i wish i could have looked better ;) sorry sis...

Nikita said...

congratulations...mam....i have seen that documentary...i googled the link after reading sumwhere in sonia mam's blog taht u hav won....its really gud...n the talk with taht girl bought tears in my eyes....it was really touching...n inspiring...
a suggestion....just put a link to u'r documentary on u'r blog.....that will be really nice...to go n hav a luk to u'r creation

mphpt07 said...

First time in my life I was representing my next generation.I am happy that it could happen!

This is still the beginning and you have to do a lot!

God Bless You !

sneha said...

hi niki!

thx for ur wishes yaar..

can u tell me whr did u find my docu?? becuz i haven't uploaded it nywhere..

Nikita said...

http://www.infochangeindia.org/sms.jsp

this is the link where i found it.....

sneha said...

@ sonia

oye kudiye tussi toh cha gaye ho yaar!! n who said tht u luk dumb??? madhur bhandarkar mujhse pooch rahe the..tht who's tht girl in ur film..she's awesome...:)..:).:)

sneha said...

@ niki

oh...k! but actually thaz not the docu...tht's a PSA i made long time bck...even before the film was finalised..:)..though it is on the same lines n the scenes are the same as in the film...

i'll upload the film after some time..stay tuned to my blog..:)

sneha said...

@ dad

right dad. way to go!!!

Nikita said...

thats wat i thought ...it seems incomplete ...i thought it is some part/trailor....neways....looking frwd to hav a luk at u'r film...

Sukhdeep said...

CONGRATULATIONS :)

feels great to wish someone whu does so good.

Keep It Up.. and do share the link f short film if therez one available online. :)

Cheerz to your success

sneha said...

thanks sukhdeep!!

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bhuvan gupta said...

congrats..
would love watching the documentary. But where can I find it? (I mean is it available online?)

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