What an unforgettable evening it was in Mumbai on Sunday, September 3rd, at the St. Pauls Media Complex for the Indian premiere of “Cuba My Soul“.
I can’t thank all of you enough for participating and helping me organize this event.
Sharing the stage with me was the wonderful Arunaraje Patil, a true icon in Indian cinema. We had a blast during the post-screening Q&A session, discussing the magic that happens behind the camera and the incredible influence of music on storytelling. I also had the chance to share the story of how I stepped away from a boring corporate career and channeled my passion for Cuba and music into this documentary.
“I couldn’t sit still here,” one attendee told me, and indeed, I was thrilled to see the movie resonated with everyone there.
In fact, “Cuba My Soul” is also about connecting through music: both Indians and Cubans share a profound love for music and dance, integral aspects of their heritage and cultural identity.
Sharing the stage with Arunaraje Patil was a highlight of the evening and a true honor. Arunaraje is a trailblazer in the Indian film industry, with six National awards and several state awards to her name. She has held positions like Vice President of the Film Institute of India Society in Pune and Vice Chairman of the Governing Council at the Film & Television Institute of India. She has made a lasting impact through her documentaries and feature films, and her latest work, “FIREBRAND,” is now on Netflix.
Reflecting on this wonderful evening, I’m excited about more cinematic adventures that transport us, touch our souls, and bring us together through the universal language of music.
“Cuba My Soul” isn’t just a documentary; it’s a celebration of life, culture, and the timeless magic of music.