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Lucia, thinbeda kammi - Online streaming

Lucia released online! The only "catch" is that it is not yet released in India.

Why watch Lucia?
It is a fresh concept, and an enjoyable movie.It has English subtitles - first Kannada movie to have it.Audience chose it as the best film in London Indian Film Festival. It is an experiment at every level - script, music, cinematography, casting, and above all production too. It is the first crowd-funded movie in Kannada.In the movie hall that I watched Lucia, people clapped at the end. And people were still talking about it when they were walking out. This is not something that happens with other movies, even when they have huge budget and superstars playing lead roles.When you watch the movie, I make some good money. You help me pay my bills - this is the most important reason :-)
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Lucia Online Distribution - My musings


Pawan Kumar, the director of "Lucia",  has sent an e-mail to all the online distributors asking us to get a bit more proactive. Now, that sounded like a comment from my manager at office. I never considered myself a proactive fellow. Considering myself a proactive fellow will not change my nature, anyway.

I have shared the link on Facebook, and have asked my friends to share with their friends. But, somehow I feel that friends on Facebook will be more keen on judging me than in watching the movie and judging it! There are about 1300 online distributors. Some of them might have very good marketing skills. There is this top distributor who has done 130 sales already. That is some good money. But this fellow is a very dedicated guy, and I guess he deserves the returns. He has a very well maintained website, and he has been updating it regularly for a while now. I guess he had already generated a lot of traffic there, even before the online release. My secret guess …

ಏಯ್ ಆಟೋ!

ಮೊನ್ನೆ ಆಫೀಸಿನಿಂದ ರಾತ್ರಿ ತಡವಾಗಿ ಬಂದೆ. ಸಿಲ್ಕ್ ಬೋರ್ಡ್ ನಿಂದ ಆಟೋ ರಿಕ್ಷಾ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡೆ. ಮನೆಯ ಬಳಿ ಆಟೋ ಚಾಲಕನಿಗೆ, "ಇಲ್ಲಿ right ತೆಗೊಳ್ಳಿ.", ಅಂದಾಗ ಅವನು, "ಗೊತ್ತು ಸಾರ್. ಮೊದಲು ಒಮ್ಮೆ ನಿಮ್ಮನ್ನ drop ಮಾಡಿದೀನಿ .", ಅಂದ! "ಪರ್ವಾಗಿಲ್ವೇ!", ಅಂದುಕೊಂಡೆ ನಾನು.

"ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ night duty ನ ನೀವು?", ಎಂದು ಕೇಳಿದೆ. "ಹೌದು ಸರ್. ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ಐದರವರೆಗೆ ಆಟೋ ಓಡಿಸ್ತೀನಿ. ಹಗಲು ಹೊತ್ತು ಗಾರೆ ಮೇಸ್ತ್ರಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡ್ತೀನಿ", ಎಂದ. "ಹಗಲು-ರಾತ್ರಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡ್ತಿದೀರ!", ಎಂದು ನಾನು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ, "ಏನು ಮಾಡೋದು ಸರ್. ಮಕ್ಳನ್ನ ಓದಿಸ್ಬೇಕಲ್ಲ!", ಎಂದು ನಕ್ಕ.

- ಆಟೋ ಚಾಲಕರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಏನಾದರೂ ಬರೆಯಬೇಕು ಅಂದುಕೊಂಡು ತುಂಬಾ ಸಮಯವಾಯಿತು. ಈ ಆಟೋದವನನ್ನು ನೋಡಿದ   ಮೇಲೆ ಬರೆಯಲೇಬೇಕು ಅಂದುಕೊಂಡೆ. ನಾನು ಎಷ್ಟೋ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಆಟೋದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಎಲ್ಲ ರೀತಿಯ ಆಟೋದವರನ್ನ್ನು ನಾನು ನೋಡಿದ್ದೇನೆ. "ಹೀಗೂ ಇರುತ್ತಾರಾ!", ಎಂದು ಆಶ್ಚರ್ಯವಾದದ್ದಿದೆ - ಕೆಲವೊಮ್ಮೆ ಅವರ ಒಳ್ಳೆತನದಿಂದ , ಕೆಲವೊಮ್ಮೆ ಕೆಟ್ಟತನದಿಂದ. ಕೆಲವರು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ದುಡ್ಡು ಕೇಳಿದರೆ ಇನ್ನು ಕೆಲವರು ದುಡ್ಡಿಗಾಗಿ ಮೋಸದ ದಾರಿ ಹಿಡಿಯುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಇನ್ನು ಕೆಲವರು ಒಳ್ಳೆತನದಿಂದ ಅಚ್ಚರಿಗೊಳಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಆದರೆ ನನಗನ್ನಿಸುವುದೇನೆಂದರೆ, ಎಲ್ಲ …