After finishing his graduation in Electrical engineering at the age of 24, Dhruv Solanki ( now 28), decided to be a part-time chemistry tutor so that he can have time to continue his love affair with films. It was in the first year of engineering college when the bug first bit him. Films from the Golden era of Hollywood, especially Musicals, Westerns, Noir and romantic comedies were pleasant distractions from the drudgery of engineering life. Distraction, however, soon turned into obsession when he discovered old Japanese cinema. Grand tales of Kenzi Mizoguchi, despair of Masaki Kobayashi, Beauty and cruelty in daily life of Mikio Naruse, Magic of Akira Kurosawa, daring of Mashahiro Shinoda (and so many feelings in the works of so many masters) made a permanent place in his heart. There was no turning back. Films had to be a part of life and so began the journey. With no professional education in filmmaking, he started experimenting around his half-cooked ideas, with the help of friends, with whatever equipment and resources he could manage.
Feeling lost after years of unsuccessful attempts at making anything satisfactory, he feels that he has found his path after stumbling into a rich tapestry of mumblecore films. Inspired by the works of young independent filmmakers of the digital age, he is now determined to use modern technology and his limitations as a tool to tell honest stories about the lives of today’s youth.