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Riding Solo to the Top of the World

2006

Documentary

8.2

Synopsis

Riding Solo To The Top Of The World' is the unique experience of a lonesome traveler, who rides his motorcycle all the way from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the World, the Changthang Plateau, in Ladakh, bordering China. Situated at an average altitude of 15,000 feet, Changthang covers almost 30,000 square kilometers of Ladakh. A land devoid of roads and with temperatures that dip to minus 40 degree Celsius in winter. 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. As a city slicker, his interaction with the nomads of the region, the Chang pas, who live at the highest altitude used by mankind in the world, teaches him a new perspective on life, as does the religious fervor he encounters. The Hemis festival that comes once in twelve years, the Tashi Choling monastery where the Chang pas pray to the Rain God and the ever-changing...

Cast

Gaurav Jani
as himself

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mail155741 10 /10

An excellent, heartwarming and inspiring account of a solo journey

This is one of the movies that changes the way one approaches life. The dedication and the stubbornness shown by Gaurav in making this film is extraordinary. Another great thing about this film is that it ends up appealing at multiple levels - not just to hard-core bikers (though there is plenty for them to see). People in different walks of life can draw immense inspiration from watching this documentary. I just hope he can better this effort in future creations of his.

The film is not just about a ride - it is also about people, places and experiences. The best thing is that there is a wonderful balance between all elements that make it a real success. A special mention also has to be made about the music that is so catchy that it is impossible to get out of the head.

Reviewed by Eric-in-MN 8 /10

Royal Enfield Lovefest

The effort that must have gone into this film is really very awe-inspiring. One often hears of epic motorcycle journeys, some more remarkable than this. But no others have been as carefully and lovingly recorded as this. It seems as though you can follow the film maker's journey to self-realization. When you discover what this journey means, he is as surprised as you are. Yeah, every road film says that the journey didn't turn out at all as expected and that they learned so much more about the world, but, gosh, you really believe this guy. You don't see or hear as much about the bike as I would have liked. It seems to mean more to him than he's ready to say. I think that would have added another dimension to the film. Truly heart warming, though, and very well filmed.

Reviewed by tracyleaogden N/A

A Journey in more ways than one

Wonderful! My plan was to watch a few minutes to get a taste (just one potato chip) press pause, do some chores and then come back to watch the rest. So I sat on the edge of my chair prepared for a snack, pressed play, … 90 minutes later, the movie was over, I had not sat back, and the entire bag of chips was gone! My snack had turned into a feast. The physical effort and sometimes personal risk of the documentarian for the sake of the film is admirable. A deceptively simple, visually magnificent, spiritual film. I will be seeking Gaurav Jani's other work 'One Crazy Ride' in hopes that it is just as captivating. Color me an official fan.

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