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‘Reconnection’ behind the scene photos and the story of making the film

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  • A signature sunset at Keshi Ghat. A multi-award winning 'Reconnection' was an unusual project by all means. Filming it was a mix of awe inciting experiences of an ancient culture but it was also a non-ending challenge of shooting in a remote dusty Indian town with regular power outages and no access to proper infrastructure.A signature sunset at Keshi Ghat
  • When filming on locations generally you would have 3-5 minutes time before you have the entire village gathered around to look at you. Our car has just arrived to the filming location of 'Reconnection'.Our car has just arrived to the location
  • We had to head out at around 4am to reach the location by sunrise and start filming. By 8-9am it was already getting too hot, so we had to get our filming done and wrap up before that. Shooting a kite scene from the 'Reconnection', an award-winning film. The bank of the Yamuna river, Vrindavan, India.Start early before its too hot
  • You set to film a scene with one village boy, you end up with the whole village gather around as a free extra. Filming a scene with Rishabh, one of the key characters of 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.Filming a scene with Rishabh
  • Certain scenes we had to film in a Cinéma vérité style, having our actors become a part of a local event and go with the flow. Holi festival at Javat village, shooting the 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.Holi festival at Javat
  • An unusual make-up, native style. A local sadhu decorates Armand Gachet, the lead actor of the film, with a sandal wood paste. At the set of  the 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.An unusual make-up
  • Look at these gentlemen! Holi festival at Javat. On the set of the 'Reconnection', an award-winning film.Look at these gentlemen
  • Discussing the village lunch scene. Left to right: Maksim Varfolomeev, the director of the film, Armand Gachet, the lead actor, Radha Mohan Rajani, 1st AC and translator, Raman Gauttam, the village lunch host. On the set of the 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.Discussing a village lunch scene
  • Cooking on a stove that works on a cow dung. During the village lunch scene of the 'Reconnection', an award-winning film.Cooking on cow dung
  • One man eats.. Filming the village lunch scene from the 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.One man eats..
  • The entire village watches. Filming the village lunch scene from the 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.The entire village watches
  • You know what's the problem with an eating scene is? The number of takes grows while the space in actor's stomach runs out. On the set of the 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.The problem with eating scenes
  • You know what's the worst about dealing with the animals on the set? You never know what they decide to do next. Armand Gachet, a lead actor, negotiates with a buffalo on the set of 'Reconnection', an award-winning film.Filming animals
  • Radha Mohan, our 1st AC: And this is how you do it. Take the bull by the horns and.... run!! On the set of the 'Reconnection', an award-winning film.Take the bull by the horns
  • It's getting hot. And this is going to be a long walk. Are we ready? Rural path outskirts Javat, India. At the set of 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.A hot day, a long walk
  • Getting ready to shoot the kite scene. The set of the 'Reconnection', an award-winning film, at the bank of the Yamuna river, Vrindavan.Filming the kite scene
  • Do you think it's actually gonna fly? Filming the kite scene, the bank of the Yamuna river, Vrindavan. At the set of 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.Will it fly?
  • Do we really have to do another take on this bridge? Armand Gachet and Govinda Swami in a walk scene from the 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.Do we really have to do this?
  • This is a 7th take, I can't drink any more! Armand Gachet and Rishabh in Vrindavan, on the set of 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.I can’t drink any more!
  • A walk in a field, simple task. Not so simple if you can't see what's behind your feet. Armand Gachet walks in Vrindavan fields on the set of the 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.A walk in a field, simple task
  • The crew watches as Radha Mohan Rajani, the 1st AC and a translator, talks the driver through  the scene where a rickshaw hits Armand Gachet (left), film lead actor. Let's just hope he understands the 'breaks' part right! On the set of the 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.Filming the rickshaw hitting scene
  • Seriously, guys, this is too bright! Setting up light for the morning room scene with Armand Gachet, a lead actor. On the set of 'Reconnection', an award-winning film.Too bright!
  • Nice clean t-shirt! So you ready for the Holi scene? Armand Gachet, lead actor, and Maksim Varfolomeev, film director, on the set of 'Reconnection', an award-winning film.Ready for the Holi?
  • Here you go! Armand Gachet, a lead actor, in the middle of the Holi festival scene from 'Reconnection', a multi-award winning film.Here you go!

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