Apne Parae (Dear Stranger)
Apne Parae (Dear Stranger)
“APNE PARAE” / Dear Stranger – is an original music video that is unlike anything out there. APNE PARAE is a metaphor about a man’s journey through life. Seeking… searching… losing and finding…(or rather being found). Life is about moving forward constantly. We grow up protected in the families we do not choose, among siblings and familiar faces. Many of us grow up and move on for a better life or a higher calling or perhaps just to explore what might be out there. Sometimes we find the path quick enough, other times we wander. Some of us lose the way, lose perspective and give up. Some of us find the way or rather embrace the path we are on. Making new friends along the way…discovering new passions and pursuits. We all enjoy our glimpses of the oasis…we fall… we dream and then we awaken… get up and walk on. On and on we go. Never stopping…we must flow. Still water becomes stale quickly… flowing water remains fresh and refreshes others. This song is about letting go, leaving behind, embracing the new, exploring the unknown, and always keeping moving ahead. It is about the journey after all… called LIFE.
Vikram Bhandari is a multi-talented artist – filmmaker, photographer, writer, singer, songwriter, painter, an actor – a maverick. A visual storyteller, he loves to tell stories mostly through the medium of digital films. His film "Enjoy-Pleasure Paradox" won the "honourable jury mention" award at the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival (2018) in India. It was part of the Official Selection at Delhi Short Film Festival-2018 and Kolkata International Film Festival (2018) as well. His latest documentary – Jaws of Death, on a secret rescue mission of children from ISIS in Syria has been selected at various film festivals, including the Lift-Off Film Festival-Berlin, The Filmy Monks-Mumbai, International Short Film Festival of India, and the Golden Film Festival-Rome. Vikram has also directed and produced several music videos 2 of which have been published by Zee Music Company. In 2009, Vikram began working on his feature documentary called "Father Spirit". Father Spirit is an unblinking look into the story of a son's hopeful effort to connect with his terminally ill father on one last epic journey. Vikram has produced tons of human interest documentaries and loves subjects that deal with the human condition and the human psyche. Growing up he loved to paint and filmmaking has been a natural progression from painting and photography. Vikram has a master's degree in Media Communication.
Vikram Bhandari, Sandhya Rahul
Director of Photography: Karthik Vijay Parida; Mixing & Mastering: Eric Pillai; Music Arranger: Naveen Kumar; Assistant Director: Vishal Bansal; Colorist: Vineesh Vijayan