my journey on brahmāstra...
As we started on this movie, the first big question to answer was : How do we create the moves for Shiva’s connection with Fire? Fire being the centre of Shiva’s power in Brahmāstra... a power that comes from ancient Indians, from a deeply spiritual place, from within. I had no reference point for what I had written... No comic books, or existing story on which this was based... but for Shiva’s movements, we needed something that worked amazingly as action entertainment, but also had something deeper, something that was created from a very original spiritual place. It was one of the great fortunes for the movie that I found Ido and understood what he did, and that he agreed to work with Ranbir on this. Our time with Ido has taken us from Phuket to Berlin, Mumbai, Tel Aviv and Sofia... The contribution he has made is to be experienced in the movie... but the joy of collaborations like this, filled with growth and learning, is one of the most wonderful things to have happened on this journey... 💥
#movementculture #somuchoutthere #brahmastra
Shiva Sessions 💥
Last Saturday, Berlin.
Prep work for our next shooting schedule is on... and once again, our path led us to one of our most special collaborators on this journey - Ido Portal. (More on his role in helping Ranbir build his performance in another post...)
For now, some random moments from our weekend brainstorming session with Ido... #preplife #traveldiaires #brahmastra
Lost & Found.
Before I knew it, I had no time for Instagram. The last 10 days whizzed by... completely lost in the journey of the movie... so much to do, running hard to keep up... There are phases where I can only manage movie work, and fall short of keeping up with all else in life...
Some quiet moments ☝️ from my last two days spent at the centre of the process - with the script, and as always, finding myself more centred after it...
#writingdiaries #solitude #goahealing
... my attempt with the Brahmāstra Trilogy to feature different places of India, and attempt to capture it’s infinite beauty 💥