A unique Indian road movie. The film maker undertakes a journey to locations used on a previous 35mm film. He takes his video camera along and makes a personal on-the-road contemplation about life and its passing nature. The car he uses to cross the expanse of land is also wonderful: a 1980s ‘Hindustan’ Mark III Ambassador. This too does not escape the reflections of the maker about changing times. Just like the video camera. In the very first shot, a light reflection of the handheld flashing video cassette box is recorded. It becomes apparent that this is an early statement. ‘Video surely doesn’t retain memory, it creates illusion,’ we hear the maker say a little later. Yet the film never becomes melancholy. The images are too beautiful and playful and the tone is too light-hearted. The end comes fairly suddenly. When his personal emotions threaten to get out of hand again, the last words are: ‘The game is over’. It is basically only a game.


Filmmaker
Vipin Vijay
Premiere
International premiere
Country
India
Year
2006
Medium
DV cam PAL
Length
30’
Language
Malayalam
Producer
Rajiv Mehrotra
Production Company
Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Sales
Holygrail Film Studios
Writer
Vipin Vijay
Cinematography
Vipin Vijay
Sound Design
Vipin Vijay