The award-winning coffee shop, Mocha – Coffees and Conversations is the pioneer of boundary-free, open clubs and communities and no initiative defines it better than the one dedicated to the thrill of the open road – Mocha Bike Association (MBA). A fluid and friendly group of bikers who revel in camaraderie rather than the need for speed, the members of MBA are lovers of all things bike related. So this time they have tied up with The Root Reel to bring you the thrill of the ride captured on film about a biker’s solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the world, the Chang Thang Plateau in Ladakh, bordering China. The film “Riding Solo to the top of the world” by Gaurav Jani has won 13 awards world-wide and also the National Award by the President of India.
So fuel up on Mocha’s signature food and drinks, rev your engines, test those gears and get, set, roll for an adrenaline packed Sunday with Mocha Bike Association.
About The Root Reel:
The Root is a platform to propagate social & environmental issues and it strives to be a canvas of artistic expression, a playground of design, a platform for protest & propaganda. We work towards creating a community of likeminded people who stand for what they believe in.
About the Movie
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 life of the Chang pas, have been shot in all their splendor and festivity. The man and his camera even beyond the realm of practicality as he films the monastery at Chemur, the very first time a camera has ever entered the said monastery. Riding Solo to the Top of the World, in essence, is a film about a journey that begins as an adventure and ends with the man, Gaurav Jani, seeking the person within.