Riding Solo To The Top Of The World' is the unique experience of a lonesome traveler, who rides his motorcycle all the way from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the World, the ...
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Riding Solo To The Top Of The World' is the unique experience of a lonesome traveler, who rides his motorcycle all the way from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the World, the Changthang Plateau, in Ladakh, bordering China. Situated at an average altitude of 15,000 feet, Changthang covers almost 30,000 square kilometers of Ladakh. A land devoid of roads and with temperatures that dip to minus 40 degree Celsius in winter. As a one-man film unit, he astonishes you, filming the landscape he passes by and the people he interacts with, capturing moments of beauty, pain, love, hardship, self doubt and spiritual triumphs. As a city slicker, his interaction with the nomads of the region, the Chang pas, who live at the highest altitude used by mankind in the world, teaches him a new perspective on life, as does the religious fervor he encounters. The Hemis festival that comes once in twelve years, the Tashi Choling monastery where the Chang pas pray to the Rain God and the ever-changing...Written by
Wonderful! My plan was to watch a few minutes to get a taste (just one potato chip) press pause, do some chores and then come back to watch the rest. So I sat on the edge of my chair prepared for a snack, pressed play, 90 minutes later, the movie was over, I had not sat back, and the entire bag of chips was gone! My snack had turned into a feast. The physical effort and sometimes personal risk of the documentarian for the sake of the film is admirable. A deceptively simple, visually magnificent, spiritual film. I will be seeking Gaurav Jani's other work 'One Crazy Ride' in hopes that it is just as captivating. Color me an official fan.
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