Daras. F i l m s


A Poetic Film Art / Duration: 3 Minutes

A project for ‘Sada-E-Tehzeeb’ Mushayara of Urdu & Punjabi Poetry

at IAFA, Amritsar, Punjab, India / 24th June 2018

Poetry & Performance: Dr. Arvinder Singh Chamak

Concept, Direction & Cinematography: Darshan Singh Grewal

Video Editing: Sunny & Heera

Sound Composer: Harinder Sohal (Sohal Studio)



A metaphoric musical documentary film (in making..) that reflects different perspectives of life culture.mysteries-screenshotIn these endless mysteries of life,

How would you understand that is beyond understanding?

Whatever we define, changes with time.

As we evolve, our perception changes, understanding changes,

As we change, our destiny changes.

From where what arises and where it sets? Who coincide & synchronize, who deviate and fall apart?

There are all kind of things perceived and pursued by all kind of people.

All kind of paths, beliefs, values, conditions, systems, structures and hierarchies. All kind of habits, desires, aspirations, expectations and choices.

Who has designed this ever evolving play of realities & illusions,

Who knows?

All physical & subtle matters in this existence are functioning with some forces,

What are you aware of & what all have you been ignoring?

What you like in them or that, when you love someone or something?

What attracts you, what influences you & what really inspires you?

What conditions your mind is constantly choosing, where you intend to move?

What you loose in your fulfilment & What you gain from the pain?

How your desires meet your needs? What you urge for, what you indulge in & from where you walk away?

How you built up your reasons, what you intend to consume & where you aspire to reach?

We live in both, the illusions & realities, selfishness & selflessness, beauty & ugliness.

You are not always wrong & not always right.

You see your truth, when you uncover your subtle realities.

Within the layers of your mind & your heart, What is the beauty of your being?

What kind of energies dominate over your being?

What your body desires but not your heart? What your mind desires but not your soul?

What evokes the joy & the pain in you? What troubles you & what are you emptying into infinity?

Love, Strength, Conflicts, Pleasures & Insecurities all work in balance, what else are you aware of?

Your understanding lies in your awareness & acceptance, what breaks you then?

What is your basic leaning? What is your core inclination? How you recognize your longing?

How have you been evolving & Where have you arrived?

Where you want to get wonderfully lost?

What you really believe in? What are those doors that only faith can open?

Subtle & gross all forms are evolving, All the answers you receive arises all new questions.

How you refine your observations, how you improve you reactions, how you increase your tolerance & how you expand your acceptance?

Who you are & what you become?

We are not completely ‘we’ but the influence and reflection of so many things, situations, conditions, people and environment around.

We live, learn and survive. We live, laugh and rise but how those forces work within us and around,

who knows?

We can watch a seed becoming a tree, but what is inside that seed?

What form that formless fire has?

How time and spaces expand and squeezes and change our experiences time to time?

We can sense those forces, feel deeper vibrations, expand our knowledge and can predict many limits, but the moment we define infinite functions of life, they change their way through.

The ‘whole’ exist ‘as a whole’ in many parts. What connects with what and how the diversity of this whole existence synchronize for the best of its functioning?

Not all the phenomenons of this cosmos (and beyond) have been unveiled to humans.

Fishes enjoy the ocean but can never divulge its end.

This journey is a ‘journey of learning, practice and experience’ for all.

What stops where, what rebegins and continue? Who knows?

Some depths of these mysteries can never be revealed, understood or measured by the great logics or intelligence of human mind.

Mysteries are in making…

What goes along when we die?

Who knows?