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lilkee online

You can now watch LILKEE online at Rajshri Kids, also the rest of CFSI’s archive as well, 250 films in all. Sadly, the subtitled version is not up, and the … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

buy it

I’m not happy with the synopsis. Why, oh, why, the sad story of a happy film? I guess I won’t be able to crib about Shemaroo anymore.Though the good news … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · 19 Comments

lilkee at golcha

CFSI is showing some of its films, including ‘LILKEE’ in Jaipur through this month at Golcha theatre, in collaboration with DNA. Approximately 25,000 school  students will be watching the films. … Continue reading

August 11, 2010 · 4 Comments

lilkee sees the sea for the first time – a song

This song was picturized at Korlai beach near Alibaug. We went there in search of a lighthouse, and found a fort too. The children were pushed beyond limits, we shot … Continue reading

April 24, 2010 · 4 Comments

If you were here, Billo

February 8, 2008 · 5 Comments

guava juice and pomegranates

Two private screenings of “Lilkee” last week. One to a small group of Gujarati women writers, Abhivyakti with a full farsan turnout, including lovely red guava juice from Bhavnagar. The … Continue reading

June 17, 2007 · 16 Comments

Lilkee in Beta

Now that I’m ready for the brickbats (and the bouquets), I set up a new blog for “Lilkee”. The beta version of Blogger is great fun, really, and I’m hoping … Continue reading

November 6, 2006 · Leave a comment

the last day of "Lilkee"

For the last couple of months I’ve been finishing off work on “Lilkee” very reluctantly. How often I have thought, what is this madness that prompts you to make a … Continue reading

October 14, 2006 · 3 Comments

say cheese!

The computer crashed, I picked up the pieces, and as we’d had only two more days of work, and now have to work for another eight days, perhaps, plus have … Continue reading

July 8, 2006 · 2 Comments

my football match

While the football fever is on, I remember the day we had to shoot the football match for “Lilkee”. For days, I’d been trying to pass on the responsibility to … Continue reading

July 1, 2006 · 1 Comment


Upperstall has uploaded an interview with me, about my film Lilkee.

April 6, 2006 · Leave a comment

Family weekend

Mohammed as “Golu, the spoilt brat” in my film. When my brother Ali and nephew Mohammed descend on us, noise levels increase. Mummy and sis-in-law Farzana are quieter. We play … Continue reading

February 28, 2006 · Leave a comment

Apple v/s Steinbeck

I know my editing friends from FTII will kill me. But I do love editing on a non-linear system, more than I ever did on a Steinbeck. And no, I … Continue reading

February 22, 2006 · 4 Comments

Sleeping beauties

Noorbhai, the camera attendant has handed over his duties to Raees. Anjibabu, the make-up man, asleep for the day. “Rhea”, played by my neice Anushka, has finished shooting for the … Continue reading

February 17, 2006 · 5 Comments

jacks, all of us

Suresh at Rudraprayag, with his head in the continuity book Manoj at Forest Castle, Pune with his head in the costume trunk Working on a low budget film, or rather, … Continue reading

February 16, 2006 · Leave a comment

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