'In Search of God' Press Meet
"In Search Of God" - A movie from the Director & Music Composer Rupam Sarmah was awarded as the best documentary Movie in Indian Film Festival in Houston USA, the film is now on a success tour as the movie has gone for the Oscar Race for Original Music Score Category. In Search Of God is Rupam Sarmah's debut film as a Director. Rupam has Directed Music in Feature Films and has written songs in various languages for over 20 years. Rupam is a Computer Engineer and a Media Entrepreneur as well as a Composer and Producer. Rupam has collaborated with International artists to bring unique instruments and compositions to the international audience. Rupam is an internationally awarded composer and has received many awards in the US and India. Many artists in India and other parts of the world have recorded his compositions.
On the occasion of the Audio Launch and Screening of the Movie "In Search Of God", Director Rupam Sarmah's said "I always wanted to make a film that touches people's heart sad mind. This film is a reflection of my inner thoughts. Through the eyes of Kavita I want to say that the religion should bring the community, country together, not devastation around the world. In this incredible journey, Kavita wanted to transcend her materialistic life to find some rejuvenation and deeper truth. Majuli Island is a mystical place where Brahmaputra River flows down from the Himalayas making Majuli one of the largest river islands in the world. A great saint Shankardeva created monasteries and a harmonious culture there 500 years ago embracing all religions. He made worshiping God simpler, more fun and entertaining. I was amazed at how joyful everyone seemed in the midst of poverty and very simple lives. I wondered what makes them so happy. I found that how much you give is not a function of how much you have, but how big and open your heart is.
On the Occasion of Audio Launch & Screening Mr. Saveen Managing Director I Space Media said that I Space Media is proud to have an association with a movie "In Search of God", which is in race for Oscars for Original Music Score category, he exclaimed that "In Search of God" is an exceptional movie directed by an exceptional director Mr. Rupam Sarmah, Mr. Saveen further added that I Space Media wishes the movie great luck for the Oscars Race.
"IN SEARCH OF GOD" SYNOPSIS
In Search Of God is the transformative journey of an American woman who finds deeper meaning in her life after traveling to a mystical island in India where the inhabitants use artistic expression as a means for communing with God. An American girl, Kavita, who decides to embark on a spiritual journey back to her ancestral homeland. After a fife of materialism and superficiality, her heart calls her to seek out a greater truth. Upon a friend's suggestion, she decides to go to Majuli Island, one of the largest river islands in the world, a little known remote island. It's a magical place where culture is embedded deeply in performing arts, hundreds of simple spiri tual lives. She is greeted by a young monk, Ram, who leads her an array of satras (temples), memorable dance and music performances, tribal villages, and to meet many interesting holy men. With all the experiences she immerses herself into the culture, religion, and gradually finds that her heart is awakening to something very profound.
CAST & CREW
• Photography by Suraj Duwarah
• Edited by Samuel Markus
• Music Score and Sound Design by Rupm Sarmah
• Main Characters: Kavita Srinivasan (Kavita), Babu Ram Saikia (Ram)
Awards & Recognition
• Best Documentary Award: Indian Film Festival, Houston, USA Sept 2011
• Acquired by Oscar Library for the permanent core collection (Margaret Herrick Library)
• In Search of God' received Eligibility to vie for Oscar Nominations in the Original Music Score Category.