Category Archives: Movies

MAARO – Kill the Thought: Trailer released…..

I’ve just released the teaser/promo for MAARO- Kill the Thought on you-tube.

Also, the good news is – the final copy is READY!!! Planning to make it online by next week. Thanks for your support…
Please take a look at the promo at – https://www.facebook.com/MaaroKT/posts/1645910799030748

MAARO – Kill the Thought : Update

Titles integration and color correction finished. Background music and final mixing are in progress..

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Starring: Vijaya, Narendra Saggurthi, Gnanoday Goud and Praveen Mallisetty
Genre: Thriller, Short Film
Summary: MAARO suggests that one has to be frightened to think about attempting sexual assaults on women rather than the aftereffects of those attempts. That’s why, the tag line, Kill the Thought and the title MAARO being the Hindi word meaning ‘Beat’
Coming to the actual story – It revolves around a woman who is enjoying her freedom and how she handles the situation when the problem comes. The crux of the story focuses on how the problem creators end up with a thrilling situation.
Background Music: Pravin Immadi
Camera: Chandrasekhar George
Editing; Vikash
Story, Screenplay and Direction: Gangadhar Ambati
Releasing this, November 2015

MAARO – Kill the Thought: The Hindu news story

Would like to share a news that – a very good news story about MAARO – Kill the Thought got published in our popular daily newspaper, The Hindu…today..on 16th October..

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/a-silent-film-with-a-mission/article6503269.ece

Thanks a lot for contributors for their valuable time and money….. I believe i can finish this mission successful….

Wish me good luck!!

MAARO – Kill the Thought says Happy Dussehra

Happy Dussehra!! As per Indian tradition, we treat and visit Durga Goddess as an undefined power of universe creation, which in turn as no gender difference!! I believe our MAARO has this sense of power with the idea of killing that thought of the social evil.

So, wish me good luck @ my campaign, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/maaro-kill-the-thought

Here is one good news! The popular TV (ZEE Telugu) anchor Pradeep Machiraju supports MAARO – Kill the Thought!!!

MAARO – Kill the Thought

Finally, I’m going to fulfill my childhood wish. That is, to make a movie.

MAARO is going to be a  thriller short film structured around the sexual assaults on women and it lets the audience to think about a solution to eradicate this social problem in a sublime manner with a question if there is any fear of the law….

It suggests that one has to be frightened to think about attempting these sexual assaults on women rather than the aftereffects of those attempts. That’s why, the tag line, Kill the Thought and the title MAARO being the Hindi word meaning ‘Beat’.

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Well, I’m doing a campaign on Indiegogo crowd funding site in order to gather the required funds. Please check out for more details and to watch the promotional movie (a teaser) at MAARO – Kill the Thought

Request you all to help me out to reach the goal. Thank you!!

 

A memoir

A Civil Engineering graduate from Regional Engineering College, Calicut and retired as an Executive Engineer (Roads and Buildings) was a film actor once upon a time. Acted as the main villain in a couple of  Telugu movies and was a stage artiste with various roles in mythological, historical and sociological dramas.

Acting was for him like as the old saying goes is the art of living truthfully in imaginary circumstances. He used to absorb any kind of script having hundreds of verses with a calibrated machine-gun dialogue delivery. Got the ability to synthesize vivacious on screen presence to bring the show’s huge audience to tears or revelation.

And guess who he is. He is none other than my Dad!!

This post is dedicated to my father.

Dyslexic

As a child he studied as hard as he could but Chemistry was something he found really hard to grasp. They wrote a test one day when he was in 7th standard. He knew he wouldn’t do well but he hoped to at least pass the test.

No such luck.

Ms. Indira (or Mindi as she was known by the students) handed out all the tests, and as per usual, saved him for last.

“Ah. Mr. Babu,” she said with her familiar smirk. “Guess what? You failed again. Am I surprised? No. Why? Because you’re an idiot. You should be at a special school because of your, uhhh, little remedial problem (Is he dyslexic!?!). You should not be here at this School. You are dropping the class average and making me look bad.”

She approached him and prodded his forehead with her stubby finger. “You irritate me.”

“Mr. Babu,” said Mindi. “Get to the front of the class and tell your classmates why you are such an idiot.”

“Yes, Ma’am,” he said.

He lowered his head and went to the front of the class.

He stood there, not knowing what to say.

“Well!” she said.

“I dunno,” he said, softly. Feeling totally humiliated.

“Typical,” came her reply. “You don’t know. Pah!”

“According to you, I’m an idiot,” he said, suddenly. “But my grandmother says I’m a genius. I wonder who I’m going to believe?”

Mindi, a rather large woman, grabbed him by the collar and propelled him out of the door. She took him down to Principal’s office where he was caned three times for insubordination and told not to show his face in his office again.

He dreamed last night that Mindi was tormenting him again. She’s been messing with his dreams for quite a long time.

He woke up that morning and decided that he’ve had enough of her. He has made a decision to retire Mindi as his tormentor. She is therefore released from duty forthwith.

It is over.

Done!

He will no longer be Mindi’s victim because, truth be told, he is not a victim. He just happened to be a little, dyslexic kid who messed with a science teacher’s beloved averages.

So long Mindi.

PS: Seen the movie, Tare zameen par recently. 🙂