Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lights! Camera! Reaction: Hrishikesh Gandhi


At Work
Name: Hrishikesh Gandhi

Work: Director of Photography

Teams up with:  Nissar Parvez, Lalit Mohan, Arshad Khan, Ravi Bhushan, Maan Singh

Current Shows: Geet Hui Sabse Parayi, Is Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon, Humse Hai Liife

His Favorite Scenes of Geet: 
Drashti in the Dargah Sequence
Drashti's Entry During Kurbaan Hua
The Entire Wedding Sequence
During the Early Morning Shoot.
The opening sequence that was extremely hard to shoot as the shots needed to be captured during either dawn or dusk. We shot for two days, ten mins each in the morning and evening. It was challenging yet, came out perfectly.


Golden Temple Amritsar
Memories to carry forward: I have very fond memories of Geet and get emotional every time I think about it. Drashti is brilliant as an actor and the most dedicated one I have ever seen. We shot the Golden Temple sequence in the month of May. The temperature was almost 48 degrees and it was burning hot, making it impossible for any of us to stand on the hot marble for even a minute. However, Drashti walked on the floor without even complaining once. Hats off to that girl! 


Fan Reactions to work: I have worked on many shows before, but it was only after Geet that people started walking up to me and telling me how much they loved my style of lighting. To me, the light and the set-up define any scene even before the actors and the dialogues come in. I feel thrilled when people notice the efforts that go into putting together a scene.



The best thing about Hrishikesh is that, you talk to him and you realise how emotionally attached he is to Geet, the Show. Despite working on two other shows that take up most of his time, he makes it a point to visit the sets of Geet to make sure he keeps his touch with the show intact. 



The makers are as attached to the show as the fans associated with it, as to them it means waking up to a morning where they have no place to go to! With so many emotions to convey on screen, these creators have to live them each day. The end of a show surely means putting a grind halt to hoard of things that come along.

Hope you enjoyed today's Geet Segment! We will be back soon with another as promised!


Niharika Vidya Sagar
Swati Ghosh
Rangmunch.TV

13 comments:

  1. Please Don't End GHSP Please I can't live without maaneet/gurti :'(

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  2. Hope you can air a segment about his favorite scenes from IPKKND as well.

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  3. It was great.... Thanks for covering this ....

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  4. I need one more favour... If possible can you please cover the last day shoot of Geet?.

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  5. Thank u for the artical.It was great .plsdon't end geet we miss u alot sir.hope you will continue geet season 2 on star desh.

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  6. wonderful article....hrishikesh sir is the best.

    and hatts off to u DRASHTI...

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  7. thats so touchy plz donot end geet continue it on star desh

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  8. thanks for this article....plz don't end geet....we all love the show....

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  9. Thanks a lot rangmunch for this article-and yup it is true that Mr Hrishikesh Gandhi is such an integral part of GHSP for us that each scene & shot is uplifted many folds by his sense of camera work & lighting!!
    Loved the lil bits of shooting shared in this interview & heartening to know more his 'n' Drashti's(beloved Geet)dedication that reflects in their work
    PLZ-we want a season 2 on Star Desh- neither us nor such sincere members of show wanna let go-we love the show & team

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  10. LuV GHSP,,, DrAsHtI,,,GuRmEeT AnD AlL tHe CaSt AnD CrEw Of GHSP!!!!PlZ PlZ PlZzZzZzZz WaNt tO CoNtInUe GHSP on StArDeSh ToO,,,,ItS OuR HuMbLe ReQuEsT....

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  11. I LOVE DURGA SCENE VERY MUCH...SIR DOING MARVELOUS JOB...THAT SCENE....I CANT EXPRESS MY FEELING PROPERLY...WE MISS MANEET ALOT...LOVE U EACH N EVERY ONE D JOURNEY OF GHSP...

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  12. GEET NEVER FORGET - ALL PHOTOGRAPHY WAS TOO GOOD, LIKE CLOSEUP IN PARTY THAT TUMKO PAYA HAI.. AND EMOTIONAL SCEENS. GOOD WORK, BEST OF LUCK FOR FUTURE.

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  13. Well I said this once upon a time and would like to reiterate, you did remind me of the finesse of VK Murthy sir with the lighting in especially the archive room scene - and it is your camera work that gave GHSP a cinematic feel.

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