The real life story of an American hitchhiker, Christopher John McCandless brought onto the silver screen by Sean Penn. A guy who gives up everything and everyone in life to live for self, in a land devoid of fellow human habitation.
Happiness is never real, unless shared
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- Carl McCunn (1946 – 1981) was an American wildlife photographer who became stranded in the Alaskan wilderness and eventually committed suicide when he ran out of supplies.
- Everett Ruess (March 28, 1914 – 1934?) was a young artist, poet and writer who explored nature including the High Sierra, California Coast and the deserts of the American southwest, invariably alone. His fate while traveling though a remote area of Utah has been a mystery for many years.
- Richard Louis “Dick” Proenneke (May 4, 1916–April 20, 2003) was a naturalist who lived alone in the high mountains of Alaska at a place called Twin Lakes. Living in a log cabin he constructed by hand, Proenneke made valuable recordings of both meteorological and natural data.
Santhosh Pandit, for those who don’t know of him as yet, is the man who brought the malayalam cinema industry to the cleaners recently, when his movie ‘Krishnanum Radhayum’ , an absolute shit of a movie got a rousing opening at the cinemas and was declared a super hit at the box office. It was a movie made of a shoe string budget of INR 5 lakhs with a 105 strong cast. Santhosh himself handled 18 departments in the making of his movie including story, screenplay, dialogues, direction, production and cinematography. The most stunning aspect of this man however, was his brilliant marketing strategy which I think could be a subject for the management students and gurus to ponder upon. Under this strategy, he played some sort of a reverse psychology on the malayali audience. In order to do this, he released an album which largely included the songs from the movie and it got viral on YouTube in no time.