Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day 864: Inganeyum Oru Katha Release (& Visitors)!!!

What a day!

It's April 1st and time for IOK's online release!

Sure there was not much drama in it like the Mausams Premiere last year, but man, the response to the film was as overwhelming! I was getting calls and messages and emails the whole day and several of my wonderful friends and friends' friends shared, liked, commented on the film! The response was very much skewed towards being positive and encouraging and by the end ofthe day we crossed 1000 views, which was a lot more than what i had expected for a 25 min long Mallu film! Needless to say, I felt super duper happy!

But the day was awesome not just because of IOK!

I also had two visitors and I had a great time chatting and spending time with them!

One was my long time dear friend and IOK co-actor. He had been out of town for the longest time and even missed the IOK premiere at Singapore Malayalaee Association last month. So now that he is in town for just a couple of days, we decided to catch up. He came over with a pack of Ferrero Rocher, and over Mallu lunch by mom, Mallu snacks and Ferrero Rocher, we chatted away for about 5 hours straight!

Second visitor was a junior of mine from school. He is doing his phD in US and is in Singpore for a few months as part of a project. We didn't really know each other in school, but given that we were in touch via Facebook recently, he was kind enough to drop by! And he actually got me an orchid bouquet and also a miniature film camera shaped keychain! How sweet was that! I spent a couple of hours chatting with him too, together with the first friend and it was really nice meeting him and chatting with him!

So yes, it was an incredibly lovely Sunday - IOK release and reactions and a whole day of good conversation!

136 more to go.


  1. Hi Shilpa,

    Watched your movie. Beautiful..especially the chemistry between the pairs.
    All of you guys have done a great work.But the trophy goes to Vishali and Karthik..could relate to them the most..especially the shoe incident :)

    Way to go Shilpa...


    1. Thank you so much, Ann! Glad you liked the film :)

  2. Hi Shilpa,

    I would like to request a favor from you. I would like to know which tour operators you had used for all the vacations that you have taken. Looks like your experience with them have been great consistently. I am thinking of something similar and am looking for recos. Would appreciate it if you could share some contact info.


    1. Hey Vimal....i had used tours operators only for the Europe trip with my parents and inlaws in May (that's about day 545 on this blog). That time it was via Thomas Cook. Everything else was planned on my own. We usually get the cheapest flights out and book a car and look for bed and breakfast places along the route we want to take. If you have a particular destination in mind,I could share my itinerary with you.
      Have fun! :)

    2. Thanks Shilpa. I am looking for a tour in US end of may. Since this involves family I think I will go with a tour operator. Mostly because tour operators would know the Indian restaurants around at the different places :). These people are not too adventurous when it comes to food :)

      Thanks again.

    3. Great! Enjoy! Have fun! :)

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  4. hey shilpa!! i am yet to watch your movie.. but the other day a friend of mine suggested to myself and group of other friends to watch "inganeyum oru katha"... i proudly mentioned i know the direstor of the movie... *hugs*.. will let you my comments after watching the movie... but congrats for the amazing work done...

    1. Hey preveena!!! Haha....thank you my darling! :) looking forward to your comments as well! :) hope your friends liked it! :)