The Man Behind the Curtain


In the trailer we glimpsed the dynamic drumming of a man behind the curtain.. from the 1966 Bollywood superhit “Teesri Manzil” (thanks to Nasir Hussain Films Pvt Ltd)..Who was this man ? What is the significance  ? Learn more about this  by clicking the image below !

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For more on Leslie Godinho see the post http://wp.me/pCySn-1i

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Thanks Nasir Hussein Films !


Thanks Mansoor Khan and Nasir Hussein Films Pvt Ltd,  for granting us permission to embed the clips from Teesri Manzil in the Trailer.

Many thanks for your support..

The clips feature the actual drumming of the Bollywood rhythm king – Leslie Godinho !

Every picture tells a story…The Trailer


Back from Bombay …and a  week of intense editing at Chrysalis Films..and finally a trailer that evokes what this film will be.

This trailer represents 2.30 secs of over 20 hours of footage, filmed in broadcast standard HD. We have used only a fraction of our collection of over 600 archival photos and the many hours of archival early jazz recordings from India. What you see below are highly compressed files to allow for streaming,. If you are interested in seeing the HD quality version, please contact me.

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Unending thanks and appreciation for my lovely wife and my incredible family for the constant support; and the same for the creative team and collaborators in NYC, Virginia,Kolkata and Mumbai and other cities that have worked on this, right from when we started this journey a year ago. Your shared passion for the project is what has kept me going. Your creative talents set a very high standard that I am challenged to keep up with.  To the fine folks in Mumbai who helped make this trailer happen, you know who you are..your support for this project, both emotional and financial, your advice, creative input, mentoring and friendship is beyond earthly value. To the advisors who took time from their busy professional day to preview this trailer, thanks muchly.your honesty and directness are appreciated and valued.  To the musicians who gave their musical capital so freely and without question, I cannot thank you enough..this film is for all of you. And to the person who said “Saala, drop every thing and just make this film” – your words are better than anything you have written in your award winning movie scripts and screenplays! And of course thank you Blue Frog for  launching the trailer at the fantastic Richard Bona gig!Thanks to all of you who have followed this blog and supported this project because of your love for jazz.