"Narmada Parikrama" Documentary Idea

by Santosh Rao
(Mumbai, Maharastra, India)

I want to make a documentary on a spiritual journey. It is called Narmada parikrama. It is to circumambulate the entire river Narmada which is filled with positive energy. There are many sant (spiritual people) and gyani purosh doing this parikrama.

Request to kindly guide me with this. This is my first project on making a documentary. I am an amateur photographer. Am going through websites in understanding the making of a documentary. And also accumalating all the information about the subject.

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Jul 20, 2011
Things to consider
by: Desktop Documentaries

Thank you Santosh Rao for your documentary idea.

If you are a photographer, then you may already have a sense of the visuals you are wanting to get. In fact, you could make a beautiful spiritual documentary with photographs alone, using a music bed (with music known to that river) and perhaps people's voices as the "narration".

Here's a page that explains the different styles of documentary that you could choose from.

Storytelling Techniques

When someone is first starting out on a documentary project, I recommend first creating a trailer or a mini-documentary (1-5 minutes long). This gives you a chance to start small and test your idea. To do a trailer, why don't you go interview 1-3 people about their spiritual experience and piece together their words using some photographs you've taken around the river.

Go here for a more complete explanation of How To Make A Documentary.

Go here for a list of video equipment you'll need.

Best of luck with your project!

Jul 23, 2011
I have done this Parikrama
by: Arun Naik

I had done the Parikrama in 2008, am a serious photographer, and can tell you that the possibilities of doing such a documentary are endless.

Jul 31, 2011
Good One
by: Gopal

Hi, I am an independent documentary film maker and I also want to make a documentary film on this topic. since 2007 i have made more than 50 documentary films. this is my proposal to you. if you accept it plz send a mail on this Id-

Thank You

Jul 05, 2016
Good for Guidance
by: Wasudeo

I would like to travel Narmada Parikrama by Foot along with river Bank in 2016 for 5 months. After the Darshan of Mahakaleshwar,Ujjain,Puja of Ma, Narmada will be performed at Onkareshwar on Kartik Purnima ie on15-11-2016.Then I will go head for Prikrama.
Is there anybody who is having interest for Narmada Parikrama by Foot along with river Bank?
Kindly contact.

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