Film-making was not part of the 'plan,' but who sticks to their plans? After finishing his epic, 36-country round-the-world trip, Mauktik moved to India to explore the start-up scene. Before he knew it, his entrepreneurial instinct led him to co-produce and co-anchor a unique travel film about India titled 'Riding on a Sunbeam.'
Riding on a Sunbeam
Directed by Brahmanand Singh and edited by Irene Dhar Malik, both national award winners in India, 'Riding on a Sunbeam' explores the social, cultural, economic and religious contradictions of India in a thought-provoking, non-touristy way. It is available for streaming on YouTube in India, and on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon overseas.
After a warm reception at a handful of festivals, the film has been screened at various prestigious venues, including the National Center for Performing Arts, US consulates in Mumbai & Ahmedabad, Film & Television Institute of India, New York University, India Ideas Conference at Georgetown University, Infosys Convention Center and a host of other corporate venues and cultural centers. A screening followed by Q&A is a perfect recipe for universities, team-building retreats, adventure/travel related gatherings, or organizers of cultural events looking for an intellectually stimulating and entertaining evening. For testimonials and event announcements, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
Mauktik is also working on the feature film adaptation of his first book A Ghost of Che, which will be the first Indian film to be shot entirely in South America, and has 4-5 other film projects in the pipeline.