Riding Solo to the Top of the World

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Riding Solo to the Top of the World
Riding Solo to the Top of the World.jpg
Directed by Gaurav Jani
Produced by Dirt Track Productions
Music by Ved Nair
Cinematography Gaurav Jani
Edited by Sankalp Meshram
Release date
  • November 1, 2006 (2006-11-01)
Running time
94 minutes
Country India
Language English
Budget 1 Lakhs

Riding Solo to the Top of the World is a 2006 documentary film in English language directed by Gaurav Jani on the Chang pas of Ladakh, in India, about a journey of self-discovery.

Plot[edit]

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. Jani was a one-man camera crew unit who loaded his Royal Enfield Bullet 350CC Motorcycle (Loner) with 300 kilograms (660 lb) of equipment/supplies and set off on a journey to one of the world's most difficult terrains.

Crew[edit]

  • 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

Awards[edit]

  • Recipient of Best Non-Feature Film at the 53rd National Film Awards, I&B Ministry, Govt of India, New Delhi
  • Recipient of Golden Conch for Best Documentary at the Mumbai International Film Festival, Mumbai, India
  • Recipient of National Critics Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival, Mumbai, India
  • Recipient of Best Documentary Award (Biography Category) at the Signs Film Festival, Kerala, India
  • Recipient of Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Recipient of Best Documentary Award at the Indian Documentary Producers' Association Awards
  • Recipient of Technical Award for Editing - Sankalp Meshram at the Indian Documentary Producers' Association Awards
  • Recipient of Technical Award for Sound Design - Dwarak Warrier at the Indian Documentary Producers' Association Awards
  • Nominated for Best International Documentary at the Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary, Canada
  • Nominated for Best International Documentary at the Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, New York, United States
At Tso Kar during the filming of Riding Solo

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