Monday, March 13, 2006

The Rang de Basanti trip

Once, I and Meetu were to leave for Jaipur for the weekend. Kshitij and Nagar graciously offered to drop us till Bikaner House so that we can catch our bus. The bus tickets were bought but suddenly over talks and persuasion, they decided to drop us till jaipur :-). And after an overnight drive (done completely by Kshitij) and a memorable trip to Nahargarh the second evening, we had what I now call the Rang de Basanti trip.
Chronologically, this happened before the play event that I wrote before but It took me long time to get the pictures together and write this post.
What has this to do with Rang de Basanti? A lot of the amazing stills of the movie have been shot in the Nahragarh fort of Jaipur. We spent our saturday evening at these same spots and tried to recreate the magic that the movie had weaved around us.

On top of the world.

Socrates and Plato. Don't ask who's who ;-)

These two can replace Amir Khan and Sharman Joshi in the drinking competition that took place on the small platform in the backdrop. Again, don't ask who's Amir ;-)

Beautiful collage created by Meetu. He created another one as well but I didn't have enough space here for both.

Panaroma image created with mulitple pictures taken from my mobilecam and stitched using free software AutoStitch. It fell short a few pictures, but its amazing what technology can do these days.

Update 16-03-06: Changed the caption of the first image. The earlier caption was "Me taking on the city." This one looks better.