Dubai was cool.The city looked the most well planned city I have been so far.Fantastic infrastructure,well built and well maintained.
AMMA awards went great.Imagine around 30000 audience for a malayalam movie award function,that too abroad.Hats off to Asia vision guys for orgainsing this.The surprise thing for me in the awards was an unannounced Debut movie director award along with the socially committed movie director.2 awards!It was a real honour to receive the honours infront of great film makers and amazing movie lovers.
Felt really fortunate for being able to make passenger at this period of time where a film maker recieves such great exposure.Hariharan sir after receiving his award was saying he was getting such a recognition abroad for the first time,that too after such an elaborate and significant movie career.Young film makers like me are really fortunate.
Dubai mall looked unbelievably good.Huge it is!Did some shopping with my bro in law and family.Met some friends.I told them you live in a really really good place,free of pollution,corruption to certain extended and where there is true development.One of my friends doing construction was telling me it requires separate government approvals after each pillar is constructed in Dubai for any structure,thereby analyzing the strength and quality of construction.No wonder Dubai looks so elegant!
Really it doesn’t seem any far away from home at all.Its very much home!
Discussed movies with Sathyan Anthikkad,Blessy and Ajayan Vincent.Shook hands with Adoor Gopalakrishnan.Spoke to one of my favorite media persons,Sasikumar.Sat near one of my favorite singer Shankar Mahadevan for the award function..Met an acaedmy award winner up close(Resool Pookkutty)..
Dubai was good guys:)