Cultivating Barley Fields, Playing Cricket and more- Tigmanshu Dhulia’s secret recipe for Garmi

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Director Tigmanshu Dhulia, known for his realistic and authentic portrayal of stories on screen, went above and beyond to keep the scenes of his upcoming show ‘Garmi’ as real as possible. The youth political drama is packed with action, showcasing the story of Arvind Shukla, a young man who moves out of his hometown with aspirations to become a civil servant. While on the recce for the show, he realized it was difficult to find tall barley fields for a particular scene. Rather than building an artificial set, he decided to grow barley from scratch near the shoot location in his hometown of Allahabad.

Sharing his experience on the scene, he said, “We spent 1.5 months growing 6 feet tall barley fields to capture the essence of the scene. I believe in keeping the show real to bring out the right emotions and connect with the audience. On the last day of the Allahabad schedule, the scene was shot, which turned out to be the highlight of the show.”

Apart from his dedication to the show, Tigmanshu also made sure to keep himself and the team relaxed and engaged during the shoot. After pack-up, he would play cricket or interact with students at the university. He added, “It is important to unwind every now and then to keep the momentum going. I would either play cricket or interact with the students at the university. Playing cricket would let me relax and revisit my college days while interacting with students would let me dive deep into their minds. While speaking to them, I realised that they have bigger and better opportunities to make it big in their lives today.”

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