Through The World of Science
by Doordarshan &
THE SCIENTIFIC SPIRIT TRIUMPH!
Director and Producer
I look back, fond memories flood my thoughts. I am reminded of the time
when I started as an apprentice to my father (Shri
Arun Kaul) and my elder brother (Shri
Neelaabh Kaul) for Turning Point. That was in 1991.
A rank amateur
at the age of 18, I started learning and contemplating, putting my ideas
and thoughts, dreams and ambitions into this programme. Never did I imagine
that my efforts would fructify into an Invitation to this Festival.
What I learnt
from my peers and elders (my father, brother and uncle are all film-makers),
from mistakes and mess-ups, I bring to you in the shape of this programme.
When I directed
my first story in 1993, I was rudely brought down to earth from the cloud
I had been on. It was perhaps a blessing in disguise. The humbling experience
taught me that the process of learning is unending, that you never know
series was important to me - not just because I was handling it without
any interference (you have to know my father to realise the tremendous
influence he is capable of exerting and so, the amount of liberty I could
extract from him was perhaps the greatest boost I could get), but also
because after the drubbing received in '93, Turning Point to me
was a search for my identity.
continues in Kashmir File - another
field, another type of work, another world, which took me back to my roots,
to the land of my father and forefathers. But I tried to go much beyond
their age, to the pre-history of Kashmir - the two snow ages, megalithic
and neo-lithic eras and the archaeological excavations, from Burzahom to
Manda to Semthan...
And where do
I go from here?
I passed out of the Film Institute in 1987, I thought I knew everything.
I aspired to be the best Cinematographer and hoped to dazzle people with
I realise, I am still a beginner both in Cinematography and in music (my
first love!). May be a few years later I will have a few things to say.
But as of now, I am happy brooding over my half baked opinions, statements
of Arun Kaul Productions)
Pt. Ranu Bardhan
C. M. Mathews
Scripted Directed by:
Point won an award in IVFEST'95, Trivandrum.