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Riding Solo to the Top of the World (2006)

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 ... See full summary »

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Gaurav Jani

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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 Anonymous

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1 November 2006 (India) See more »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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An excellent, heartwarming and inspiring account of a solo journey
3 December 2006 | by mail155741See all my reviews

This is one of the movies that changes the way one approaches life. The dedication and the stubbornness shown by Gaurav in making this film is extraordinary. Another great thing about this film is that it ends up appealing at multiple levels - not just to hard-core bikers (though there is plenty for them to see). People in different walks of life can draw immense inspiration from watching this documentary. I just hope he can better this effort in future creations of his.

The film is not just about a ride - it is also about people, places and experiences. The best thing is that there is a wonderful balance between all elements that make it a real success. A special mention also has to be made about the music that is so catchy that it is impossible to get out of the head.


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