- THE STORY
A film with a social purpose
Film production has witnessed a great change in the recent decade or so. From being a creative art today it has become a medium of entertainment. However we still come across some great cinematic creations today; but they rare and not enough. Over the hundred plus history of Indian cinema, we have had some great creative film makers who gave us many great socially relevant films. The lovers of this kind of cinematic creativities would recognise these filmmakers, the films and the actors who we will hold dear till we die. For all these millions of film lovers, the emergence of films/movies/flicks and so on a mindless entertainment is painful; many have stopped watching these kinds of films. However, for various reasons, millions still watch these kinds of films and the result is the Indian film industry continues to churn them out on regular basis. Entertainment is good and essential. One can get entertained watching a cricket match, hockey or a game of gooli danda! But there needs to a point of departure from mindless entertainment and creative art! view more
It is a big challenge and risk for a producer to invest in a film which seeks to challenge today's obsession with production of money driven and corporate sponsored entertainment movies. After all film production of any genre needs money, lots of them today and the producer needs to generate some money through his or films to recover investments initially and to make profit to perhaps invest in the next film. Hence, a lot of thought is invested by the producer before s/he decides to produce the film.
For the producer of - , the paramount concern initially was the story of the film. Story telling and listening is inherent part of human being. First stories were told orally and also handed down orally to succeeding generations over many centuries. Later stories were depicted in stone and other carvings and later in writings. With invention of cameras the stories were captured in pictures and later in moving pictures. In the beginning the moving pictures had only pictures and words to tell the story, later spoken words replaced written words and music and songs were also added. The moving pictures were made in black and white and later color was added to it. The development of the technological aspects of moving pictures, now known in the English world as films, cinema, movies, flicks and so on, worked to enhance the art of storytelling. Unfortunately, today in many cases, the art of storytelling has been pushed into the background and other gimmicks have been shoved to the foreground. This includes gratuitous display of female sexuality and later male sexuality. The producers of VJpath wanted none of the latter, but remain faithful to the art of storytelling!
Hence the story of is central to this Australian-Indian film production. The inspiration for this film is told elsewhere. The core story of the film is the struggle of a disabled and delinquent teenager's struggle to grapple with his delinquency and criminal activities to satisfy his drug and alcohol dependencies and his mother's desperate attempt to keep him out of prison. After loss of her husband and in a car accident in which her son is maimed, leading to his social isolation and delinquency, she takes support of a lawyer with whom she develops a personal relationship. But that is not enough as the son continues on the downhill trend and a stage comes when he is faced with a term in prison. Now the mother turns to another man to prevent her son from going to prison. The story reveals what happens to the son, the mother, the lawyer and the other man who comes into her life. view less
Nivish posed to create history in Bollywood
Millions of men, women, girls and boys from India, the Indian diaspora and the Bollywood diaspora have a dream to enter the film industry and reach for the cinematic sky. Millions are prepared to make many sacrifices to realise their dreams in the tinsel town. More often than not their dreams are shattered and they return home disappointed and disillusioned. view more
Nivish Chandra is an exception to this phenomenon, being very lucky to have a father who has been deeply involved in Bollywood since before Nivish was born. Ron Chandra is the first person in Australia to stage shows and to tour Bollywood megastars around the world, including Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar and many more.
From the time Nivish learnt to stand on his tiny feet he has met these megastars and seen them perform on stage. His tender heart and mind was shaped by these events and megastars, his dream for becoming a Bollywood megastar began to take shape then.
However Nivish did not let his dream distract him from his studies in Sydney. He successfully completed his primary education (2011) and progressed to his secondary education. He aims to complete his secondary in (2017) and enter a respected University and pursue his undergraduate degree.
At the same time Nivish continued his dream and interactions with Bollywood megastars continued at his home in Sydney as well as during many visits abroad. He witnessed and studied many film shoots on various movie sets and in (2016) he undertook an acting course in Mumbai from a popular and reputable acting academy. view less