Riding Solo… is a film about filmmaker Gaurav Jani’s solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the world, the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh, bordering China. 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.
- Director : Gaurav Jani
- Producer : Dirt Track Productions
- Executive Producer : P. T. Giridhar Rao
- Project Co-ordinator : Rajiv B. Menon
- Editor : Sankalp Meshram
- Music : Ved Nair
- Mixing Engineer : Dwarak Warrier
Jury Award at Vatavaran Nature and Wildlife Film Festival.
Audience Award at Independent South Asian Film Festival in Seattle, USA
Nominated for Best International Documentary Award at the Bollywood and Beyond Film Festival – Germany
Best Non-Feature Film at the 53rd National Film Awards, India 2006
The film leads the viewer from revelation to revelation, giving us an opportunity to come to love and know the ‘Changpas’ and their unique lifestyle.
Technical Award for Sound Design – Dwarak Warrier at the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (2006).
A delightful documentary with simple but good sound of consistent quality, with the sound track adding to the film tremendously.
Technical Award for Editing – Sankalp Meshram at the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (2006).
The film kept the viewers’ interest alive for 94 mins in a feat of sleek editing.
Documentary – Gaurav Jani at the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (2006).
A true celebration of the documentary, this solo adventure translates into a film that is an experience both personal and universal.
Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (2006)
Nominated for Best International Documentary at the Calgary International Film Festival (2006)
Recipient of Golden Conch for Best Documentary at the Mumbai International Film Festival (2006)
Recipient of National Critics Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival (2006)
Recipient of Best Documentary Award (Biography Category) at the Signs Film Festival, Kerala (2006)
Satellite Maps Of Changthang Plateau
To give you an idea of the terrain and the overall region, we have put together a video showing a bird’s eye view of the whole journey of Riding Solo… The video has been put together by combining individual frames – 25 for each second – from multiple camera angles.