Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 863: Reliving Mausams Before IOK!

It was a very interesting day!

My Malayalam short film, Inganeyum Oru Katha, is due for its online release tomorrow. The very last minute I decided that am unhappy with something in the already uploaded and ready video, and so decided to re-render, re-compress and re-upload the whole thing all over again. That's the obsessive, compulsive me.

But as I was doing that,it dawned on me that I am so much more at peace this March 31st than the same day last year! Because the same day last year, we were struggling to get a DVD ready for the Mausams screening on April 1st. All the drama of March 31st and April 1st last year, have been shared here --> March 31st and April 1st.

Anyway one thing led to another, and soon I was just spending the whole day going through the Mausams premiere pictures, the videos of audience reactions to the film, the messages they wrote on the guest book, the behind the scenes video, video of my vote of thanks etc etc. A year has passed but the images were so fresh in my mind and with the pictures and the videos, it was almost like reliving the whole Mausams experience once again! I know am being a sentimental fool, but I couldn't get enough of all of it!

It was indeed beautiful!

137 more to go.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 862: Seeing & Hearing!

Today I had another visit to the gynae's, and the time the scan showed us the baby progressing nicely from its pea shape before to something that actually resembles a baby! The hubby immediately proclaimed that the baby looks exactly like him (dont ask)! We could also hear the heartbeat of the baby today!

Surreal and more than just beautiful!

138 more to go.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 861: Moulin Rouge!

When Moulin Rouge, the musical film, came out some time in 2001, I was a huge fan. More of its music than the film itself. It was my first musical film experience and i thoroughly enjoyed it. It even got me to be an assistant director for a musical in my university called 'Beauty World', and also to later write, produce and direct one on my own called 'Bollywood Beats'.

Anyway, point being that I was quite the fan of Moulin Rouge. After regularly listening to all its songs for the longest time, I guess I moved on and completely forgot about them until today.

Today I happened to listen once again a bit from Moulin Rouge on TV, and immediately I went on to YouTube to get hold of the rest of the songs. And I spent pretty much the whole evening listening to them over and over again, especially my favorites - Come what may, Elephant love medley and Your song. Not only did I listen to them, I also blared along at the top of my voice. Evan McGregor's pitch completely matches mine and I could sing along for most of them!

What a blast!

139 more to go.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 860: Basheer!

I am taking to reading in a big way these days, given that there is much less to do... Rather, much less that I can possibly do, these days.

And am very happy to announce that I am starting on my favorite Malayalam author, Vaikkom Mohammed Basheer, now. I like his works so much that once I had even adapted one of his short stories for the stage, and put up a play. This was a long time ago, in 2008 - it was one of the three plays under my production 'Kathaah' and this story was called 'Mathilukal'.

So yeah, I have always loved his style of writing and when I last went back to Kerala, I bought a set of his complete works - two HUGE books.

I didn't get a chance to take on these two mountainous books before, but now it feels like the best time. So I have started and am thoroughly enjoying myself!

It is indeed Basheer to the rescue!

140 more to go.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 859: Eventful vs. Expectations!

After that rather disastrous day yesterday with its last minute redemption via sketching, I had very little hope for a good, or more importantly productive day.

But it turned out to be pretty eventful, or at least as eventful as things seem to get these days.

My day began with a call with the Ostrow and Company folks for a strategy session.

Then today, I actually managed to do a lot of work unlike yesterday when I struggled.

Then I ended up revising the artwork for Mausams DVD case and DVD itself, as a next step from the strategy session. Also a next step was to figure production stills for each of their various requirements.

Post all of that, I went for a 4.5km walk with my mom, which made me feel pretty productive also!

I also received quite a few movie making related emails today - two from people who want to be pa of my next project, whenever that may be and one from a friend so wanted me to review his storyline for a film. I responded to all three and felt inexplicably pleased about the whole deal.

Nett, it definitely was a more eventful and productive day than I had expected and that makes me feel really good !

141 more to go.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 858: From Sucky to Sketching

I had quite a hopeless start to the day. With great determination I made my way to the office on a Monday morning, only to throw up within 5 minutes after I got there, after which I readily got back home. Obviously, that sucked. I have a million things to do at work but the body is simply not co-operating. Sigh.

The rest of the day was pretty awful too with nausea and fatigue, so nothing much really happened.

At about 8pm I realized that I really got to do something to turn around this day. Something that would make me feel good without completely sapping me out!

Suddenly it struck me that I can sketch! I have a set of pretty much unused oil pastels at home and I decided to make some use of it.

So that's what I did. Just for about 2o minutes I covered a whole sheet with pink and purple pastels. And it felt awesome!

142 more to go.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 857: School Friend & Family!

It is always lovely to meet up with your friends from school but unfortunately such occasions tend to be very rare given that everyone from school, i.e the close friends, are scattered around the world.

But today I got to meet up with a dear friend from school, who has recently moved to Singapore! It's probably been about 13 years since we last met each other. We had lost touch since I moved to Singapore but thanks to Facebook, we had found each other once again just a couple of years ago.

And now her company has moved her to Singapore and she is here with her parents and her baby.

Today all four came over to my place and we hit it off like we've never had a gap of 13 years! It was really cool! Not just me but my mom also hit it off very well with all of them and we had the most pleasant evening, catching up on each other's lives and sharing the unavoidable school and hometown gossip!

Very happy to have a part of the old school life here in Singapore!

143 more to go.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 856: Next Holiday!

Planning for our next holiday has officially begun! Initially I had all these cool plans for my 30th birthday in August, all of which went for a toss with the new unexpected happenings in my life. So now, I am making different plans and one of it includes going on a holiday some time in may-June. The criteria for the destination are that it must be a relaxed holiday spot, it must be some place we have not been to before and preferably doesn't have ridiculously long travel time.

We have a couple of options now and it was exciting to start proper planning on a holiday again! More so because it was pretty much the only exciting thing to happen in an otherwise bad sick day.

Can't wait to finalize the details and make the trip!

144 more to go.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 855: Mom & Food!!!

Mom's in town again and that's been something I was looking forward to for a while now! As expected she came with a ton of food and I spent the whole day consuming them! It was like I haven't eaten in ages! At the end of it, I was super full and super duper satisfied!

Of course the food was one thing but we also spent a considerable time chatting with each other and even went on a nice long walk! Felt really awesome!

145 more to go.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 854: Finally, It's Ready!

The final Inganeyum Oru Katha with embedded subtitles, in high resolution, with perfect audio-video sync has been successfully uploaded online and works perfectly! It took several weeks to get this done, believe it or not! Without going into the details, I can tell you that it was a frustrating journey to get all the technical glitches sorted out!

But now it's ready to be released. On April 1st, the planned date of the release, all I need to do is click a button for the settings to change from private to public, and we will be good to go! After the fiasco last minute with Mausams last April 1st, this is such an improvement and I feel so much at peace!

146 more to go.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 853: Inganeyum Oru Katha Trailer Release!

Today I released the IOK trailer, cut by one of my very talented team members (he was cinematographer for IOK and Mausams). Cutting a trailer is a talent in this own right, something which I don't have at all! It's one thing to create footage as per your script and another thing to make a script out of available material and I feel that he has done a good job with the latter!

With this begins the excitement and countdown to IOK online release - only 10 more days to go!

Link to the trailer ->

147 more to go.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 852: Presentation, Contract & Egg Roast!

What an eventful day!

OK time for a list!

1) I had a big presentation at work to one of our big bosses. I had been preparing for it for quite a while now and it went off very well!

2) I spent an entire day at office - right from 9 am to 6 pm which is something I had not managed in the last couple of weeks thanks to the sickness. I had either been going a bit late or coming off early because I find it hard to manage otherwise. But today I spent a whole day there and that made me feel pretty good! It makes me feel like am getting my usual life back!

3) The contract with the Hollywood producers representative company that I had written about here, was finalized! From now on, Mausams is officially represented by Ostrow & Company based out of Beverly Hills, California! How cool is that?!

4) Last but not the least, I came back home and felt like I had a bit more energy to spare and hence, decided to cook Egg Roast in true Kerala style! Known as Naadan Mutta Roast in Malayalam, this is one of my most favourite dishes and I had a sudden craving for it today. So I dug up a recipe online and made it myself. It was yummmm and I felt on top of the world, especially when the hubby too shared the same enthusiasm about the Egg Roast!

So an eventful, satisfactory day!

148 more to go.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 851: Walking!

For some reason, ever since I cribbed about my sickness on this blog, it has reduced considerably! But I am still very weak and want to lie down every other hour. So much so that I didn't even end up going to office but instead resorted to working from home. I have this big presentation tomorrow, I wanted to preserve whatever energ I have to prepare for it rather than commute to the office.

But in the evening I felt that maybe the weakness and lethargy is due to lack of any physical activity more than anything else. So I decided to just go for a walk. I was really beginning to miss the jogging and hot yoga etc but those are far off dreams now. But walking is safe and even highly recommended.

So I set out for a long, leisurely walk! It felt good to be out of the house and feel like I was doing something other than sitting in front of the laptop or lying down.

I took one of my usual jogging routes and walked it - it took me like 3 times the amount of time to completele the circuit than usual and with additional sitting on the benches and gazing at fellow walkers/joggers etc. but it was fun.

I felt productive, energetic and at peace!

149 more to go.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 850: Reactions!

For the last 1.5 weeks or so, I have been having the most interesting time watching people's reaction to my pregnancy news. From parents to in-laws to friends to uncles to aunties to neighbours etc., each one had a unique and fascinating reaction!

Today I had an overdose of those reactions. Probably because it was Sunday and people had read the blog where I wrote about this whole thing and got to know about it, but there were a lot of messages and calls and chats filled with squeals and screams and wonderful excitement!

I guess this is probably one of the best parts of this journey. Having a lot of people sharing in your joy, so very genuinely! Must say am enjoying it!

150 more to go.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 849: Venturing Out & Recognitions!

I mentioned here about how sick I had been and how I had been cooped up in my house for several days now.

Today I decided that enough was enough and that it was indeed time to try venturing out. Brave it out in the big, scary world outside where I could potentially make a fool out of myself by throwing up all over the place. (As a side note, I must mention that these are the times you really feel thankful for good health all this while! Seriously, even a supposedly-a-happy-event-induced sickness such as this, really saps you out and I can't wait to feel better and like my usual self!)

Anyway, with a lot of determination, I ventured to get lunch from my favorite Swadhisht, together with the hubby.

Interestingly, I couldn't even make it until there. The cab dropped us a few 100 meters away and I suddenly felt like I would faint if I didn't get any food inside me immediately! I felt certain that I wouldn't survive the walk to Swadhisht, nor the usual waiting time there. I needed food, right there and then!

So we walked into the nearest restaurant, Komala Vilas, and I had a satisfactory meal of Rasam Idli. Then feeling adequately nourished, I went to get my eyebrows done. A small beauty ritual but one that made me feel a lot less clumsy and a lot better than I did in the last several days!

Then it was time for Swadhisht. Surely I wasn't gonna go back home without getting my dose of Swadhisht which was what I had ventured out for in the first place! So yes, we made our way to Swadhisht where I had my fill of their awesome Puttu and Kadala. Yum! As you can see, appetite is never an issue.

But it was not all about food. When we were at Swadhisht, two interesting things happened.
1) An aunty who watched IOK, during its recent premiere at the Singapore Malayalee Association, was there and she talked at length to me about how much she enjoyed the film! That was really nice of her and I couldn't stop beaming!

2) After that conversation with the aunty, just as we were enjoying the Puttu and Kadala, this other couple who were also eating there, stopped by our tables on their way to the cashier counter. Upon confirming that I am indeed the person who made Mausams, they told us that they had watched the film, enjoyed it thoroughly and wanted to simply congratulate me! Totally unexpected and very touching! Once again, I beamed like an idiot and said about a hundred "Thank You"s!

The venturing out was totally worth the trouble, I must say!

After the successful trip, I got back home to take some rest because all that excitement made me feel super weak. And no, all that eating didn't quite help in overcoming the weakness.

After adequately resting at home, in the evening, we ventured out once again! Yup, I was on fire! It was like I couldn't bear to be at home at all!

This time, we made our way to the Marina Bay Sands hotel where a friend had booked a room and invited the rest of our gang for dinner. So, much of the evening was spent there and I thoroughly enjoyed all the socializing!

It was indeed a successful day of venturing out - the food, the beauty routine, getting recognized for my movies, and spending time with friends and of course just simply enjoying the Singapore outdoors was great!

151 more to go.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 848: Heart Beats & Gifts!

Today we had an appointment with the doctor and we could see the baby or rather, the blob that's supposed to be the baby, for the first time! It was rather amazing I must admit because it is supposed to be only 3mm in size but we could see the heart beat! Apparently soon enough we would be able to hear the heart beat as well but right now it's too early and faint for that. But we could see this slight flickering ofnthe blob throughout, which is supposed to be the baby's heart beat! I didn't even know something like that was possible, that the heart beats this soon in the process and when it's so needless to say I was all in awe!

That obviously was awesome..but the beauty of the day didnt end there!

In the evening, the hubby made the unexpected gesture of surprising me with an iPad as a gift! It even had my favorite quote engraved on it - 'Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you are right!'. Given that he is usually a man with very limited gift-buying talent or interest, this was really very sweet!

A good day indeed!

152 more to go.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day 847: Yup, This Is It!

About two weeks ago, I had written a post here which basically said I will talk about what happened that day at a later stage.

I guess it is kinda time to talk about it now on this blog.

So well, that day I figured out that I am an expecting mom, in other words I am pregnant!

Now, apparently this news is not something that's supposed to be shared until the first trimester is over and done with because well, until then it's "risky" and anything can happen. So people don't usually share until 12 weeks are over and done with and the risky stage has been crossed over.

But I find that hard to do because my life has been revolving around this for the last couple of weeks. I have been horridly sick and weak and everything that I am not used to. I have been cooped up in my house because I am terrified of stepping out lest I get sick on the roads. In fact, the sickness and weakness have made me even skip writing the blog on a daily basis which was something that I had declared to do a few weeks ago and was maintaining for a while. Oh well. Those are the ugly bits and obviously not very day-beautifying happenings.

On the brighter side, whatever makes the day beautiful is watching the reactions of my family and friends as they find out the news - everybody is over the moon with excitement, which is really touching to see! Plus also things associated with being an expectant mom like seeing the first ultrasound scan, getting pampered silly by everyone around, the hubby being super nice and treating me like a queen, etc. etc. which are quite the experiences, to say the least! But without sharing the news on this blog, I am unable to write any of these things which are what makes my days pretty nice right now. You see the point?

In other words, if I didn't share this now, I would be continuing to write about less important things and wouldn't be true to the blog at all. Worse still, I will be missing out on chronicling some of the once-in-a-lifetime beautiful happenings in my life, which I am sure I would want to come back to and read later on!

So here I am, announcing it! I am excited, nervous, swinging from completely freaked out to completely elated! If you have a prayer to spare, send it across!

And now that I have shared this, let's hope for the best! Exciting times ahead!

153 more to go.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 846: Mausams & Hollywood?!

I had written here about how I got an email from a producer's representatives company based out of US regarding distribution opportunities for Mausams. In that note, they had asked for a call with me for discussions and this morning I had the call!

These folks had watched Mausams (they heard about the film at the Dhaka festival and had later gotten a DVD from me) and said it was a "really fun, happy film" and were eager to push through for a contract whereby they can represent the film in US, Europe and beyond for network distribution, DVDs, Video on Demand etc.

I stuttered and stammered through half that call because I was in utter disbelief that a bunch of Americans found the movie good! I was in even more disbelief that if this contract pushes through (am still working on the terms & conditions), it would mean that Mausams, my tiny little Mausams, will have a Hollywood agent, based right out of Beverly Hills, California!


Anyway, no point jumping the gun here. Things are still being worked out, but for today, this was more than enough to make me feel on top of the world!

154 more to go.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 845: IOK Trailer First Draft!

Today this really cool friend of mine, who happens to be the cinematographer of Mausams and IOK, out of the blue, pulled a really cool surprise!

Several weeks ago, he had taken the IOK raw footage from me and said that he wanted to attempt a trailer. To be honest, I didn't think that a trailer was necessary because it was only a short film. But he was keen on working on one, so I gave him all the footage and let him be. And then I forgot about that conversation.

Today he shared with me a draft of the IOK trailer and I thought it was totally cool! It showed just what was enough for piquing interest about the film, giving a good idea of its premise, but not giving too much away (kinda hard for a short film) and it wasn't some shoddy trailer that's simply a montage of frames from the film put to some music (which is what usually Malayalam trailers look like - they hardly tell you anything about the film at all!)

So yes, as you can see, I was really happy and excited to see it!

Of course me being me, with my obsessive compulsive disorder, asked him to make a few changes but very soon the IOK trailer will be released! Bloody excited!

155 more to go.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 844: Guest!

I hardly have guests over, other than of course parents who visit and my film making crew who pop by when we make films. But otherwise, not really. Especially not on weekdays!

But today, my very good friend and ex colleague from work visited me at home and I had a gala evening thanks to her!

I had written about her here before - she was my very close friend from the good old SK-II team and she had just recently left the company to join another one. So I was missing her in office which is usually our only catch u place - we usually never visit each other.

So it was really nice when I asked her to come over and she immediately popped by!

Over dinner, we had a really nice time catching up!

I think I need to do this more often - find the small joys of domestication and call people I care about over for a meal! Really good fun!

156 more to go.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 843: Curd Rice!

Curd Rice, the nice simple dish that the South Indian Tamil Brahmins had once invented, is probably one of my most favourite dishes. It is a sure shot satisfactory meal for me.

I spent the whole day today at home, catching up on some work, given that I had missed a lot of it over the last week thanks to my sickness. In other words, I was having a considerably boring Sunday, until it was time for dinner.

I expressed my sudden desire to have curd rice and my North Indian husband, to my surprise, offered to make this dish for me, by following an online recipe.

And with great pomp and show (and no, he took no help from our maid, just imagine), he whipped up some authentic curd rice!

And to my bigger surprise as well as his, it turned out pretty perfect!

I enjoyed the lovely curd rice together with some pickle and felt really good! It was truly the highlight of the day - the South Indian dish by the North Indian hubby for his South Indian wife!

Now he is very seriously considering joining Masterchef. Oh well.

157 more to go.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Day 842: Kahaani!

'Kahaani' is the latest Bollywood Hindi film release and I happened to catch it today. Without a doubt, it was the highlight of the day!

It was delightful to watch Kahaani because

1) It is a very good suspense thriller which is not usually one of Bollywood's strong points. In fact, usually the suspense flicks in Hindi are either lifted off Hollywood, or are just so full of cliches that you are not exactly left in suspense, or worse still, has more "masala" (i.e. unwanted entertainment elements such as songs, dances, ridiculous romantic angles etc.) than what should be there in a thriller. But Kahaani didn't have any of the above and had a solid execution based on a strong script and screenplay. The music, editing, casting, etc. were perfect and I was very impressed.

2) More importantly, it was the true comeback of a director. Sujoy Ghosh, the director, had made his debut with a cute, lovable film called Jhankaar Beats which I remember enjoying quite a bit in my college days. However a couple of years ago, he made a disastrous fantasy film called Aladin. What made him make that, or how he could even make that absolutely atrocious over the top retarded film like that was beyond me. I was rather disappointed because I had thought the guy had some real talent in him. But then he made Kahaani! A completely different film from both Jhankaar Beats and Aladin and several notches higher than about 95% of Bollywood films! Now that is a true comeback, if any! I am sure he would have received a lot of flak for Aladin, but he has proven that he is still very much in the game! A real comeback story, that makes me quite happy!

158 more to go.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 841: Producer's Representatives?!

Yesterday, the only silver linings in my day were due to my Malayalam short film Iganeyum Oru Katha and I had mentioned in the post on how nice it feels when something you had worked on a while ago, comes back to perk you up in an otherwise super low day.

Today too, the silver lining was thanks to a project I had worked on a while ago - Mausams!

It was another rather awful day, thanks to the flu and sickness, but Mausams came to the rescue! I got a very surprise note from a company based out of US, who are "producers representatives" and who want to have a call with me next week to talk the distribution opportunities for Mausams!

How cool is that?!

Super cool, in my opinion!

Of course, I am very well aware of the fact that nothing might come out of the call next week - I mean, if this means making an upfront payment with them etc., I wouldn't be interested at all. But even then, I think it is super cool to be considered for distribution opportunities by professional producer's representatives for a film that was meant to be nothing more than a home video!

So, am super happy!

159 more to go.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 840: IOK Silver Linings!

It was actually an awful day because I was awfully sick.

A flu made me stick to my house the whole day and I was in bad shape throughout.

BUT, thankfully there was a silver lining. Actually, not one but two.

When I was just cursing all the viruses of the world, giving God a piece of my mind for making me feel oh-so-awful, hating the fact that I am stuck at home, etc. I happened to receive two messages from two different people, both telling me how much they enjoyed IOK at its premiere last Saturday!

That was incredibly sweet and it immediately perked me up! It's like something I had worked on a while ago has come back to make me feel better at one of my low points! How awesome is that?!

IOK silver linings completely made my day!

160 more to go.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 839: Midweek Movie!

I usually never go to the cinemas during a weekday. I can't remember the last time I did that... must be at least 3-4 years ago.

But it so happened that we got tickets to a Hindi movie today and so, with a bunch of friends as well as the hubby, I set out to watch Jodi Breakers on a Wednesday!

Jodi Breakers makes you wanna break the screen - it is that bad. But it doesn't take away the fact that all of us had a blast watching it. Given that there was hardly anyone in the theater and there was nothing worthwhile the film had to offer, we spent a good hour and a half (after which we walked out) laughing and commenting and bickering and clapping etc. etc.

It was an awesome mid-week stress buster!

161 more to go.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 837 & 838: Verve Entertainment!

5 & 6 March, 2012

I was supposed to write this post (or at least a huge part of it) yesterday because that's what I had very proudly proclaimed a few days ago - that I will write the daily post on the day itself vs. bulking it up after a few days. And I was all set to write the post too. But I couldn't because this stupid, awful site called, a domain registration site, simply didn't work!

Here's the story.

Sometime ago I had mentioned that my editor of Mausams and Inganeyum Oru Katha, whom I happened to know via a chance meeting on the internet, quit his family business in UAE and moved to Mumbai to start a production house full time. This is, of course, super cool stuff and I was very happy for him!

Given that sometimes things don't move efficiently at all in India, it took him several months to register his company name, and it was only a few days ago that he managed to register "Verve Entertainment"! Again, a great milestone & fantastic moment for him!

Yesterday he asked me for a "favour" which was then re-written as "a gift". It was that he wanted me to register the internet domain names for Verve Entertainment for him which he liked to treat as a kind of an "inauguration" of his company's presence in this world, thereby getting me to leave a "lasting touch" on his company! How incredibly sweet is that?!

I was truly touched by the gesture and of course, I agreed to do it!

And I wanted to write this post after I managed to register the domain names but as luck would have it, the stupid site didn't work the whole night!

But I managed to register the sites today via a different site and that actually helped me have not one but two beautiful days in a row - Yesterday, because he made this very sweet request and completely made my day; And today, because he couldn't stop gushing about it once I completed the registration, once again completely making my otherwise pretty pointless day!

Here's wishing Verve Entertainment a truck load of success! May they make some of the best creative work India, and the world, will ever see! God bless him!

162 more to go.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 836: Da Luca!

The dinner at Da Luca Italian Restaurant (Goldhill Plaza, Novena) was indeed the highlight of the day!

It is my newest discovery and one that provides the yummiest of foods!

The dinner of Cauliflower soup, Ravioli with stuffed sausage in mushroom cream sauce and the Orange juice, was just perfect. Per-fect.

I felt like I was in heaven with the first few spoonfuls of that Ravioli and the mushroom cream sauce! Sigh!

Awesome! Beautiful!

Definitely gonna go back there!

164 more to go.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Day 835: 'Inganeyum Oru Katha' Premiere!!!

What a freakishly awesomely fantabulous day!!!

Shucks, I still can't stop grinning!

IOK was premiered at the Singapore Malayalee Association today and the response was phenomenal! I wasn't expecting such a positive feedback and it made me and my team feel super awesome!

The whole event was organized very well too! There was a very nice rundown of events, a really engaging and funny MC, even snacks and beverages served! And the venue was jam packed too!

I would have actually liked to write down every single detail about what happened and what everyone said etc. etc., but that would take forever! So instead am gonna store all of that in my head and just say that it was one of the most wonderful experiences ever! I wish my parents and in-laws were there too to experience it, like they did for Mausams... but oh well!

Special thanks to my lovely team member who even got me a bouquet of flowers! That was so incredibly sweet!

A huge thanks to my team, the SMA organizers and of course, our dear God for plastering a smile on my face that's gonna last for a significant amount of time!

This rocked!

165 more to go.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 834: IOK Premiere Set Up!

Tomorrow is IOK premiere, organized by the Singapore Malayalee Association and today I went to the venue to set it up.

And I had an absolutely blast there with all the other organizers!

Interestingly there were more organizers for the premiere than we had working on the film in total! And given that everyone was talking in Malayalam, cracking typically Mallu jokes and saying the most randomest of things, it was immense fun!

And best of all was that I was feeling a lot less stressed and a lot more relaxed than the eve of the Mausams Premiere when we didn't even have a ready DVD (it actually came 2 hours prior to the screening!)

So that feels really good and I am looking forward to tomorrow!

166 more to go.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 833: To Be Written Later...

A very interesting day but unfortunately not one that I can write about right now. I will come back and write this in a few days time.

Till then, let me just say that I have a very good reason to skip the day!

167 more to go.