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Being Equanimous

A positive thinking (vritti) effects your subconscious (samskaar) that in turn result in positive thoughts and Samskruthi are the positive values that a culture teaches. This vicious circle of thinking process can clean our subconscious to see this world with a cleaner vision.

This story portrays how a father, Ravi, resolves a value conflict with his daughter and sets an example. Ravi also shows by leading the way that our inner soul is where the Supreme resides and the quest for our answers lie within us.

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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Samskruthi or Sanskrithi
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    5 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - PHANIENDRA SOMRAJ

Phaniendra Somraj is a film maker, artist and an engineer. Born and raised in Hyderabad, India, Phani comes from a musical family, where he developed a passion and ear for music & dance from a very young age.
Phaniendra is also an Indian classical dance - "Bharatanatyam" dancer, Guitarist, Song Writer and Composer. His dad is an Indian classical music "carnatic" vocalist who sacrificed his passion to raise his family. His mother, a lawyer, has a great influence on him too through her liking for fine arts.
He has always been accompanied by positive artists who saw only the true artist in him, who didn’t care where he came from, what color he was and polished him in everything he wrote and in his projects. Just that quality of people around him has encouraged him to come out and realize his endless boundaries.
Our sub-conscious is a canvas to portray our mind’s thoughts. A film is an endless opportunity where he thinks he can be silent but still say a lot through the journey of characters in each story he writes and directs.

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Director Statement

Phaniendra wants to create films that touch the influence of arts and how they help improve lives. His individuality, his canvas of life’s experiences and treatment of stories on screen are his strengths. Phaniendra has a lot of stories to share and hopes sharing his experiences with the audience will give him an opportunity to inspire and also learn.