It was an amazing film. A film that made me remember something that seemed to be forgotten but at the same time still warm recollection of Vrindavan…First steps, first attempts to understand that the world doesn’t belong to you but to the One who is the best flute player…Passion, attempt to get everything from this world and everything-must-be-my-way attitude leads a tired traveller into a beautiful and peaceful place – just like it happened one day to me. This film has a deep meaning and immerses the viewer into amazing picturesque scenes of Vrindavan nature and its inhabitants. Maybe for a worldly person the film would seem lacking a bit passion and action but its authors set it to be a more meditative and peaceful film that immerses the viewer not only by professional filming but by an amazing sound arrangement as well. This film represents an immersion into sounds, images, scent…It seems that you can reach out your hand or make a step and you are there again, trying to reconnect with the eternal. Thank you very much for, I had a great pleasure watching it!
Having visited Vrindavan once, your heart stays there forever. Having watched “Reconnection”, I understood and finally felt with all my being that Vrindavan is in my heart and wherever I am it is there as well. At any moment I can immerse again into the mood and energy of this holy place. Especially during difficult moments in my life.
Our guys from @vrindavan_experience made an amazing movie about Vrindavan. Without any special effects and with small budget. It would seem that hardly anyone can be attracted to such film nowadays when it’s hard to amaze anyone – that’s how the environment is oversaturated with available information. Our world where people don’t want to be who they are but just to appear. A world where external image and status in social networks is more important than the real life.
In my opinion Reconnection is a must-see film for everyone. It can and should be watched by all family. Both for those fortunate of visiting this place as well as for those who only dream of getting there.
The film is deep and simple at the same time. It’s a film about eternal topics. A film that gives hope. A film, that is like a torch, lighting a path to take. A film about Love and where it can be found, where you can feel that taste each soul is craving for. A film about the Source each of us searches for but does it in a wrong place. We search it in material while passing by the real present. As the film’s hero says: “There is only one reason to leave Vrindavan – to tell about it to others”. I always think about Vrindavan and remember my pilgrimage to this place. And in most cases there is this feeling that I have never left this place but just stepped out for a minute. Of course, sometimes I feel nostalgic when you forget that Vrindavan is in one’s heart and you never left it and then I go through photos of my 3 pilgrimages to Vrindavan and connect to that energy of Love. And now there is this film through which it is possible to get connected and feel that taste of Love.
I want to share my favourite quote from the film (yes, we wrote down quotes with my husband during the screening): “Love is so powerful that it can even make God surrender”. It’s a film about Love.
It’s often that I find hard to describe my impressions of a film or a book. Maybe it’s because everyone interprets the surrounding by his own unique way and maybe because it’s often pretty difficult to choose the right words. Nevertheless I’ll try today. This is about documentary film “Reconnection”. The film is beautifully shot and edited although in some parts I would like better exploration of the topic and as I honestly admit longer runtime. I have watched it in one breath although I consider myself far from (from what namely I can’t say exactly) because the film is shot in such way that it touches people’s souls and hearts without any distinction. Yes, I see there a sort of hidden preaching undertone but it fits perfectly well into these words from the film: “…Go and tell everyone you see about this place…” (an approximate quote). And it’s done so subtly and with such love that you really want to leave everything, put on sandals and drag yourself into the unknown thousands of kilometers far away. But this is just an opinion of a person who was never in the place the authors describe. It’s an opinion of a person out of tradition, although in fact a person becomes a person not due to places and traditions and the film is also about this. In 40 minutes time the filmmakers managed to include so much that you can talk about it for very long. Although I would prefer to be silent. What’s the need to tell if you can show? I really hope that this film will be soon available for everyone to watch.
It was so so so so beautiful …thank you for making this movie …i enjoyed every moment of it!
Short and simple film…..I live in Delhi and I belong to Mathura..but I am watching this film on Vrindavan when I am here at London…..Amazing experience!
Well, it had a really bad thing: it’s a pitty It was too short!
But my whole family enjoyed it a lot!
Today I managed to get back to Vrindavan with the hero of Reconnection. It’s an amazing film with deep mood, an immersion into another dimension.
Together with the main hero of the film I again relived the emotions that I experienced long time ago that will never stop touching my heart. I was walking on the streets of Vrindavan and tried to open my heart.
“Finally I live my own life”, says the main hero. And these words express exactly the mindset of a person who gets into this mystical place. It’s because Vrindavan has the ability to cleanse the heart. And maybe it’s not always smooth but this process is so sweet that you just can’t refuse from following it.
“You can close your eyes to things you dot want to see but you can’t close your heart to the things you do not want to feel”, again words of the main hero reflect all range of feelings of a person who comes to Vrindavan. It’s the place where you understand that relations is the most important thing in this world!
A family team of film-makers who live in Vrindavan, India and travel around the world following the path of bhakti-yoga, authors of Vrindavan Experience, Glimpses of Vraja, Never Stop Chanting and the TV series “Self-realization” made a film ”Reconnection” about Vrindavan a small town in India that changes people’s hearts with its unique atmosphere.
Although the film has been completed and received numerous awards at various film festivals around the world authors cannot upload it for public access without our help.
Please share this campaign and open fragments of the film together with your friends, give Reconnection a chance to be seen by as many people as possible!
I have a lot of appreciation for this well executed film that introduces and reveals the sacred land of Krishna, Sri Vrindavan Dham, as never been done before, set around a story line that is everyone can relate to. HH Govinda Swami as the guide throughout the film really empowers the film with devotional quality while remaining accessible to those who may be unfamiliar and new to Bhakti.
For me, this was a Crying Out Loud film. All the way through. It’s a film about my home, home of my heart, land of dreams, Vrindavan. It’s a sweet film and it’s potent. It’s been beautifully written by a devotee couple with soft and sincere hearts, and it features the voice and teachings of your friend and mine, Srila Govinda Swami. Let’s go there!
A few days ago I had the chance to preview the film ‘Reconnection’. It is beautifully shot and has clearly been a labour of love for the filmmakers – husband and wife team, Maxim Varfolomeyev and Olga Avramenko. The film captures some of the quintessential experiences of Vrindavan as a place — the colour, sights, sounds, smells, and tastes — whilst also effectively giving a flavour of its devotional energy, and communicating the message that Vrindavan is not just a physical location but a state of consciousness.
The semi-fictional story was one which many people will be able to relate to, and charmingly features many Vrindavan locals acting as themselves (amazingly un-selfconsciously I thought!)
Having made a music album and seeing the back end production of many an artistic offering, I can appreciate how much work and time and devotion goes into such a piece – which we consume within minutes.
The filmmakers are now trying to raise money to cover the costs of production, so that it can be broadcast widely all over the world, and share this message of spiritual reconnection. Please watch the trailer, and consider giving something – however small, to support this project.
I have been wanting to share Maxim Varfolomeyev’s beautiful project Reconnection and started typing some stuff in here… but then realised Jahnavi already captured my feelings more eloquently. Check out this project when you get a minute and support if you can. If we want more uplifting films like this we need to lift up the films like this!