After I moved O(ut)N from Pixelloid Studios, I wasn’t sure what would be next, as it was a unexpected development. Family presented distinct opinions and emotions on loosing my job. Nanna, in his very special tone ranted about the inabilities of small organization’s which employ people for larger needs and for smaller time, Amma was very happy for me saying that “now you can stay home for a longer time and eat stealthily; which is an utopian situation anyways and finally It was my sister who questions, whether I had done something wrong at the office (that’s a strange perspective emerged from a brain aiming to make a life in defense services). Well, that’s what makes my family – Perceptions.

I don’t know but I was a little low for a day and a half until unless I looked back into my capabilities and strengths followed by meeting friends who actually made me forget that

it was such a trivial issue and also thanks to those embarrassingly boring broad daylight counseling sessions by “well wishers” trying to say that it is not the end of the world!! Whatever it is, of all the good that happened is I have my freedom now, free to think and act upon things, which was blurred for a year and a half. Now I call myself as a freelancer; writing, directing, editing, shooting and also performing. I have my own choices and time to attend the necessities. The best thing which happened since then is I could attend many family responsibilities personally which I missed from many days or let me put this way, I used pay electricity, telephone, water and other bills which were very important, sometimes I took Amma to Raythu Bazar to buy some vegetables also sit and watch some soaps with her. Life was just blahhh almost not knowing the difference between a Sunday and a Monday – The advantages of being unemployed.

Now what makes this phase interesting is “Machha Enaku Iniki Kalyanam” my first short film in Tamil and the best short film I have worked on after Shaatir. Director Darshan one of my best friends came up with this script written by Sarvanakumar in July we were done shooting and I was coordinating the editing process. This movie was a great learning experience after CTRL N. I am happy that it’s in the hands of absolute professionals getting its post-production done.

Another most important and best work in these times is “Junun”. One fine evening Pranith, a very close friend of mine calls me and in a half sober voice he says “Arey Darshi, we decided to cast you in our next short film, u will receive the script soon, bye” well, those words have soothed some tubes around the heart. The story was inspired by a true incident and was written and directed well by Tharun. It was made for a competition held by Mahindra. I really loved working for the movie and waiting for the results.

Both the films are yet to hit the Internet and proclaim their worthiness. Meanwhile I show them to people asking me “what are you these days?” and fill his or her curiosity. But what actually runs this “Blah Phase” is a heart full of dreams and friends with deep pockets, Thanks to them

About the Author:

Priyadarshi Pulikonda is an actor known for playing the role of "Kaushik" in the movie "Pellichoopulu". He also directed the shortfilms Ponnu - Vaadu (2012), The Delivery (2013) and Machan enaku iniki Kalyanam (2013). He is also a really good writer, prose poet who has strong opinions and speaks his mind freely.

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