In other words, my mom made sure I studied way in advance, because we both knew that there would be no time later on.
‘Lessons in forgetting’ is English language Indian themed films made for global audience for whom communication of complex thoughts and feelings is easier in English than any other.
The scenes were all in Bangalore but they weren’t exactly close by, so we had to get up really early, and sometimes sleep late as well. (I was so excited that I got up earlier than needed, which meant by the end of the shoot/exams I was really tired.)
Of course, after the original excitement, on the first day, I was really nervous. I had no idea what to expect. Luckily for me, the cast and crew were really nice, and I had a lot of fun with them.
Time went on, and so did exams. My favourite day was on the 1st of April, April Fools Day. Why? Because they were shooting a car accident scene and we got to break the car’s glass! They also put sugar (for the glass pieces) and made the engine smoke. I also got to talk to one of the makeup artists (yes, I had to wear makeup) and he told me how to make different kinds of realistic fake blood.
In short, I had tons of fun, and even though it was during my final exams, I’m glad I did it. Definitely. (Plus I learned a lot!).
(For more information on the film you can visit the film’s website.)
-Parthiv ShahGrade 9 IG
Parthiv is an engaging 14-year old interested in all aspects of movie-making and media. An aspiring actor, director, and editor, he also dabbles in application development and website designing. Most recently he won the Bangalore International Children's Film Festival movie competition with his entry, ‘Life with an Oxygen Mask’.