• “My dear Korak, I finally had the opportunity to
attend the screening of your movie, “My Karma”, at the Brenden Theater in Las
Vegas at the NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL here. I
found it enlightening. Allow me to explain myself. Many different emotions
gathered within me while watching the film. I felt ashamed of myself for not
contributing more love, time and patience to my own children. And, upon
completion of the film, could not run fast enough to see them. The other mini
films were too abstract for me to understand and they left me disturbed in a
negative unsettled and frantic way. I was very touched also, when reading the
pamphlet which was given out during the film. Your life story and the way you
express your thoughts are “Angelic”. Often, I find myself wanting to offer
unconditional love to people I care for but find it scary?! Knowing, at the same
time that there is nothing bad with offering good. Life, I think has made me a
little hard. I will search for tenderness and patience. Thank you for allowing
me to attend your wonderful and touching creation. Good luck in your future
career endeavors and I send your way positive and enriching feelings. --Nora R
Las Vegas, Nevada
• "I truly enjoyed My "Karma”. What a powerful
message...too bad about American films sharing that powerful message... I mean
that I wish that there were more American films made with the message that you
had... It seems that most of the American films were obsessed with sex and
violence ...no substance.... I wish you the best.... " --Parris Lane A Talent
Agency from Hollywood
• "Your movie touches the soul. May your work
continue to help other realize that we are all one and that we must continue to
serve each other. God Bless You!" --Fran Rosin At the Branden Theater
• "Very good film. Insightful and creative. Thank
you so much for the film. So much to be said in so short a film - and well said.
Thank you!" --Anne Lockett, at the World Premiere Screening
• "Beautiful & Powerful. I wish more people could
see it. Thank you for the opportunity to witness THIS film." --Carie Laughead,
At the Registration Desk of ‘My Karma’ at the Festival
• "Dear Korak, Thank you for inviting me to see "My
Karma". It's a very important film. To show compassion truly inspires. And you
did it well. Forever Peace and Light." –Lara, From the first Public Screening
• "Very good concept - true to life. I am excited
to see the movie in its entirety. There is appeal to all ages, races &
nationalities." --Author unknown, at the International Film Festival at Las
• "The quesetions that were asked by the main actor
were very good. Overall, the film had a godd feeling. The songs were really
powerful" --An older lady in the audience.
• "Your film was a reality check of what life is
like on 2 completely different perspectives. I did not watch the movie through
the lens of a movie critic, but I would say that the movie reminded me of the
many feelings I have felt growing up in a western world. The words going through
the main characters mind as he was walking the streets reminded me of the very
thoughts that streamed through my mind when I visited India ...no one answered
my questions as they thought I was just being a 'brat'. I believe your movie
will have a big appeal internationally. My sense is we all deal with issues of
'privilege' at sometime in our life…if not, this movie will help to remind
people that we are all human. I look forward to seeing the extended version of
the movie in the future; I will encourage my colleagues, friends, and family to
attend any screening or showing of the movie. Good luck in all your endeavors,
and thank you for taking the time to make the movie." --Rimi Marawah , by email
after witnessing the International premiere show of “My Karma”
• --A conversation by Internet with an Audience
Mark says: "I was moved by ‘My Karma’, so was my wife. At the end when the
father became human after helping you (the dying destitute) and looked proud
while running his fingers through his hair his pride moved me because he did a
very good deed, my eyes teared up with joy seeing him proud. The part that moved
me most was right before he walked down the clay colored lane surrounded by
trees, seeing that look of pride that he found meaning in his life by helping
and not just greed. The village scenes (in Kalighat) were disturbingly
enlightening. We in the States don't see images like that that's why I think it
can be successful at the film festival because of the raw feelings you get
watching what it is like in the "real world". America has a frosted, sugar
coated topping all over it. That’s how people view their worlds. Your film will
be viewed and looked at as sort of hard core. It’s a very good message that you
offer in your film."
Korak says: "What’s hard-core?"
Mark says: "No frosted, sugar coated topping. Not offensive, but eye opening.
When the father kept saying that he had to get out because he couldn’t stand
"this place”, I felt like I was there. Felt the eyes of the villagers on me."
Korak says: "Did you feel yourself with the character sometimes?"
Mark says: "I live a comfortable life Korak, but I live well beneath my means. I
don't take my freedom for granted, nor my good health, so I identified more with
the father wanting to help the destitute man. I think the "I want to get out of
this place" section is perfect timing in the film. That to me is almost like a
climax because he is so confused and that confusion snaps him out of his
materialistic and selfish thinking."
Korak says: "Do you also think so. It was difficult many times in the film to
put things in the right place and not mess up or offend viewer's Soul."
Mark says: "Father missing the birthday and in a meeting set the scene
perfectly. It comes off real "American" at the beginning. Everybody will
identify with that situation. American’s will identify with missing their
child's birthday because people are all too consumed with the corporate "rat
race" and getting ahead.Your opening scene was VERY American in style. You're a
talented young director too."
Korak says: "I am so happy that the film did touch you."
Mark says: "Yes, it did. It felt like it was only 10 minutes long because it
held our interest. I liked the Anaheim duck's baseball cap by the way."