Vishal describes the shooting schedule as nightmarish. "We shot for 26 days, in Dalhousie's Khajjiar Valley [in Himachal Pradesh]. It was very difficult. The snow sequences were just for six days, and it was logistically very difficult. The kids in the film kept crying!
"I don't ever want to do a snow schedule again. The first film I had ever planned, Barf, was shelved, and now I feel thankful that it was! With this film, I had a tiny budget, but I wanted to achieve the world."
Not disclosing the budget of the film, Vishal assures that it was less than Rs 20 million. What about special effects and post-production? "We didn't do any digital imaging. That was something we had decided from the start. So the shots and the palette are a part of the cinematography. Nothing has been artificially added later."
"Sometimes I wish we had just taken the easy way out," he grins.