What do films like Robo, Bhahubali and Bhag Milka Bhag have in common ? They started out as a dream of an artist. A story constantly dancing and creating visuals, which are a confluence of traditional art in digital medium. We are fortunate to have a pixel poet who was part of these films - films which changed the visual language and imagery of Indian Cinema. Ram is a free spirit who is always on a journey to find the unseen and bring it to life. His work in not limited to films. He dives deep into the subconscious of the human mind and bring unknown mysticity to realistic canvas of an artist. If your heart can see it, rest assured, he will make the rest of the world see it.
He came from the proud tradition of alchemists, they were rumors that he had the eye. It was believed that once in millennium, there comes a being who can perceive every atom in the universe through his eye. From an early age, he started making all things gold come to life. He would sit hours at the fire and stare at the fire, bring various forms of metal and turned them into gold. He kept traveling, going to different places, finding different metals to play with and expressions in bring form to life. He started to see things in fire, things which would appear between the blue flames and disappear. He wanted to see them, and understand what these forms. He kept looking at fire. They came and disappeared. His curiosity, kept growing, he wanted to find these invisible forms.
He sat near the fire for forty days. He kept staring at it with absolute silence.
The fire whispered “To find the invisible, he should become oblivious to everything, that is visible”.
He smiled and took the burning coals and put them in his eyes.
Everything, was blue, He came to the place of Bilva.
He could finally , in true sense , “ SEE”
Not as things as they are , but as they are ought to “ BE”
Not the eyes caught in limitation of physical, But an “ EYE” which sees all the atoms. Everything at once.
He keeps challenging the limitations of human reality by enabling the force of singularity in every image with storytelling, technology and design.
There is always a invisible hand which runs through every project, it directs the flow of story with continuity of visuals. He plays with storylines, characters and imagery in combination to create a tale. These fables woven in colors and hues of human emotion bring forth the abstract into immediate reality. To make the viewer feel every contour and twist of the story filled with surprise, drama and scale. His journey has taken him through varied places, faces and true magic of storytelling that is ingrained in his origins. Always in search of finding life measured on largest and grandest scale. He has been part of core team which created biggest blockbuster across different film industries.
A child at heart, whose eyes always see the world, in quest to find novelty and beauty. In every moment of his life, he keeps wondering and wandering through the terrain of technology to bring cinematic moments , which could never would otherwise be found on the screen. This pursuit, had made him strive through all the challenges kept before him. Even under insurmountable difficulties, he found grace to dance and bring perfection to 24 frames.
Nothing amuses him or tempts him, except the pure desire to push every visual to extreme under his signature style.
Sometimes, words fail to capture the true essence of a being. We can try to fall on crutches of jargon. We will provide you with few such words, rest can only be fulfilled unless you meet him.
Poet, Marketing wizard, Writer of tales, connoisseur of movies,Chief provocateur, curious mind and beatific heart.
He believes “ One of the essential reason of evolution of Mankind, is his ability to tell stories.” One who masters telling a story, has the possibility of reaching the highest
There are different tools and expressions each leaf of bilva practiced, One kept looking answers in words, started learning words being representation of language and expression. An easiest tool to connect across with another being. Words when put together can create any possible world. He mastered the art of being able to make words dance upon the rhythm of feeling to create a story. Nomad, traveled across lands, finding and sharing stories. In them, he found ancient truths. Between the exaggeration of religion,gossip, mythology and repetition, he found few words as keys which are original and eternal. He kept repeating these words, with each passing day, the power of the word grew, it started revealing to him possibilities beyond the limitation of the situation. He constructed realities in such a way that in the core there would be one word, which would push the boundary of human experience. The word traveled to become a song, poem or an healing touch that gave relief to the sickness of all kinds.
But the story teller, had the desire to go beyond word, to a place of formless, where the scale is infinite. He wanted to find the word, the ultimate word, which connects all the stories in the world. The word reveals all the realities in the realm of experience.
One day, between the portals, He found similar beings, who were looking for singleness.
It was word Bilva. One Single word.
The lemotif of Bilva, who finds the thread of technology which runs through all the projects which are executed by the team.
Technology is the oldest Maya which has been mystery and science to mankind.
Everyone wants her and no one gets it.
Everyone talks about her,
They tell every aspect of her in great detail,
The way she moves, The way she sways and dances in hearts to bring everything, to life.
She was the -only- object of desire They all wanted her.
They started building temples and wrote million books of code.
Long glass buildings of silicon, where they built huge machines, which can power her.
They would force her to come and then try to capture her with sheer power of calculation.
She was life, and the force of it broke every calculation of their code.
She laughed at their inability and danced with absolute abandon.
They became furious, they ordered to build bigger machines, called them fancy names, google of gods and microsoft of microcosms.
They wanted to show their intelligent code..
How sophisticated , they had built the machines to prove their powers.
They switched on the machines again proud and smiling, saying, "This time, she is going to be ours.."
She came for an instant and exploded every machine into bits.
She stood and started dancing and singing
All the binary thought of duality
Of wanting and feeling describe everything into simple 1 and 0
The certainty of Yes or NO
The powerful code of conduct and rules
Machine and its great learning
Intelligence so real that it is artificial
Not in the abode of reason but in rhyme of expression
Rationality explaining the beauty of heaven and hell
Tall walls of security , trying to algorithm, pure destiny
Fall and burn
Everything came tumbling down, all those Hi-tech cities started burning
From a distance, He observed and smiled at himself
He understood, that technology cannot be conceived in neatness of code but madness of a song
She cannot be anything artificial but real
Hence it is so beautiful and scary at the same time.
On top of the hill, He was observing the entire show. Out of all this Ash.
Came a win
He wanted to find her without any machine
In a single instance, in a moment, eternal and forever
The song of Bilva.
He found technology of Human emotion and possibilities are not limited by code of line or conduct
But infinite energy which reverberates in Human Heart