Monday, December 31, 2007

2008 New Year Resolutions? Break them or Make them count

Resolutions…2008 Phew...another year already starting and all my friends start to plan party...and after that they "seriously" tell others what their resolutions are...lets check some of the resolutions...

Some New Year resolutions of 2008

I will be master of my habits hence, I quit smoking/drinking!

I will be efficient & skillful to increase my salary/business by hook or by crook!

I won’t take crap from anyone. To hell with negativity and idiots!

I will use money wisely. No installments/loans & live debt-free life!

I will keep myself fit & healthy. Must join yoga/salsa/aerobics/swimming to lose weight

I won’t waste time watching idiot box (TV) reality shows anymore!

I will do charity. Help people with HIV, or underprivileged children or visit old age homes.

I may fall in/out of love and go for image makeover and look drop dead gorgeous.

I will brush my teeth every night & pray to god before hitting the bed

I will listen and won’t talk more. Even when I see UFO I will keep my mouth shut

Some of the aforesaid resolutions already may be broken…but one resolution that needs your immediate concern is

“I will invest one hour of my quality time with my family and loved ones come whatever may because inner peace and security is only possible with my family & friends”

Why I made "Time Out" an ignored issue based film?

Why “Time Out” film is made? 

Friends, as we rapidly progress towards a better society we also have some serious universal problems. Terrorism, HIV/AIDS, global warming and many films have been made on such issues.

The quest to become successful in our professions and keeping pace with globalization we are devoting tremendous time to external issues rather then giving time to family members especially children.  

This simple film is an honest non-commercial attempt to make parents understand that it pays to spend time with children and family members.

Today we are spending more time in front of TV & Computers then in front of children. 

Many parents talk to their children when their car is stuck in traffic jams or when there is parent’s teachers meetings. We are going with lots of speed to realize our material goals and forgetting where our family life is headed.

Children who are deprived of parents love end up being isolated, depressed and social outcasts. They take to guns and drugs. We have seen in 2007 incidents where a school kid bought gun and shot another school fellow and in US a student went on shooting spree in campus.

Time out in olden times….

20 years back when we were kids, remember the olden times…late in the evening father use to come home and kids would clap their hands, with smile on faces would rush to open the door. Hugs and smiles were exchanged and there was festival atmosphere. Quality time was spent in evenings sharing laughter, drawings, and bed time stories but now-a-days such scenario is just confined to movies and less in real life.

Time Out the present situation…

As a parent a person is born in one kind of world, grows up in another world & by the time his children are growing up he lives in different world (generation gap). Today a stressed out tired father will come home late in night when kids have already gone to bed. Husband & wife actually express fears and talk about how bad the day went by with office politics and rising rates while in the background the TV gives breaking news. The couples talk out their problems and forget that children too have their share of genuine worries.

Many parents are unaware that their kids have no one to talk to. Children end up talking to teddy bears while going to bed. Many parents do not even know that some children are on verge of depression. Many children pray to god that they need love and affection. They express their fears on internet chat sites. Today few kids take parents as their idols. They look up to rock stars or violent movie stars as their idols.

Future tense … a little bit of worry and a little bit of hope…

It’s not enough to tell your kid “Go to your room” its not enough to sign report card, its not enough to give pocket money or spend on ipods, video games or computers. Nothing is worth spending on your children then your valuable time. The best thing to spend with kids is your time. A time when clock is stopped!

A time where hugs are exchanged again, a time where words like “thank you” are exchanged, a time where kids look up to parents, a time where children are loved, where they feel protected and secured.

Only parents can solve these problems. If children of today do not get love from parents, and when they grow up will they be able to give love to their old parents?

The quality of life in your old age will directly depend upon the quality of time you’ve spend with your children. This is 2008; hope many parents and potential parents realize this wake up call and spend quality time with children is the prayer of yours sincerely

-Deepak Rajgor

Sunday, December 30, 2007

my movie poster

This is one of the publicity poster that I shall put in IMAX....wish to thank Sunil for his creativity in designing this one...hope in 2008 parents give their quality time for their kids...please don't break this resolution.

2008 : belongs to you

Dear friends! What a year 2007 has been...feels good when resolutions are not broken of last year and new are made...this coming year I wish all of you a very safe, healthy, wealthy and peaceful new year. Hope all your dreams come true and hope when you see in mirror you make yourself proud is the prayer of yours truly Deepak. 2008 for me begins today itself, out of 180 films, my film is being selected in competition and screening at IMAX at my hometown for international film festival. Right now I am pre-occupied with the publicity of poster design, press releases in newpapers, TV and FM radios. It becomes quite stressful for a person who is seeing this hype for the first time in a way and it suddenly realizes that one is known face and has to be responsible with his attitude and behaviour. At this development I sometimes feel my freedom is going for a toss, but I do not know why I am shy of publicity. What has to happen will happen. 2007 has been kind to me...what I wrote in my goal setting diary has amazingly come true...even though I did not follow daily and yet I realize some secrets that often come true when one wants things in life genuinly. I really am thankful to 07 for this year has been a roller coaster ride...with 2008 there are going to be many more brighter things... I will also hug everyone who has read my blogs and then email me about the same. I have always replied each and every mail of yours. In my last 2 months mails, I have apologised you guys for not coming onto net coz of my schedule. Hope tonite I will be awake to update my blog. Thanks for everything! god bless you all! 2008...will be year of hope, winners, genuine people who dare to dream and care to achieve. 2008 history never repeats, some will create history. 2008 is your year...go....get it and achieve your goals and enjoy them too.