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Exclusive interview with KaMaL aka Bapu Gunda , world’s most popular Desi (Indian Subcontinent) encoder.Added: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
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After an ordeal of about 6 months, I was able to catch hold of KaMaL for a short interview and I am thankful to him for his precious time.
Apart from this, he is also a very dear friend of mine and one of the best persons I have met on the internet.
So here goes the excerpt from the interview.
Q.KaMal of DDR aka Bapu Gunda & known to be the world’s most popular Desi encoder,few words here that many of our readers won't be knowing so could you first tell us what is the meaning of Bapu Gunda and Desi so that our non-Indian readers do understand them?
Ans.Desi is a word originally from Sanskrit literally meaning "from the country" or "of the country". In North America and Great Britain, desi is used colloquially to mean South Asian immigrants and their descendants.
BapuGunda is your favorite bad boy from Gujarat (India), the land of “Bapu” aka Mahatma Gandhi J .
Q. We have heard of you ripping since long time. Can you tell us since when it all got started and which was your first encode?
Ans. It has been almost 6 years in ripping. My first encode was Sunny Paji’s movie “Ghayal”, which I did using some automated – few clicks software, on my PC gifted by my dad on my birthday.
Q. It must be hard achieving this fame. Who are the persons you would like to thank, who taught you or guided and helped you in learning the software basics, methods and all in the early days?
Ans. Not many. Most of the encoding skills are self developed by me. But, nevertheless I would like to extend my thanks to “Nik” and “Sunny” for all their help to me, learning the things fast. And, of course a big thanks to the “Internet”.
Q. I have heard that you don’t like teaching others, or extending any help in ripping. Is this correct?
Ans. I must say, the accusation is partly true. To be very frank on my own, I don’t trust many people on the Internet, as this is a virtual world. I preferably don’t like sharing my scripts, tips or tricks with anyone. But an initial help to any known person is not an issue. But, please forget any ready made help from my side. This may sound rude, but this is what I am.
Q. I have also heard that you have encoded the very first Blu Ray rip in the Desi Scene. Can you shed some light on this?
Ans. Of course. This is true. The name of the movie was “Heyy Babyy”, and I spent sleepless nights on figuring out the method to break “AACS” protection. But as it is said, the hard work paid.
Q. There are many other encoders and many others’ encodes of a same movie at given time. How’s your encode different from the others?
Ans. I can’t comment on other encoders and their work. All I can say is about me, and I encode any movie with my heart and never release it, until I am fully satisfied with the output. Sometimes this result in delays, but again this is due o the fact that I didn’t like the final result. Many times there are instances that I have to re-rip any particular movie 4-5 times, till I get satisfied to my heart, before finally releasing it.
Q. You don’t do encodes of Hollywood movies, or any other movie, out of the Desi Scene. Any particular reason?
Ans. Answer to this question of yours is very simple. I am Desi and my first priority will always be Hindi movies. I do encode of some other language films too, like Telugu, Tamil, French etc. as and when required. If I am able to get some extra slice of time, I do few Hollywood encodes too.
Q. Have you ever thought of leaving “Ripping”?
Ans. No. Not exactly. I do sometimes get bored and take leave for few days. But again, there’s push from my team-mates and my fans which keeps me kicking.
Q. How do you balance the real life and E-life?
Ans. Sometimes it gets very tough, as I have job in real life too, which helps me earning. This messes up things many times. But, at the end of the day whatever time I am able to get, I spend it encoding movies.
Q. Tell us something about yourself. Are you married?
Ans. Sorry. No personal questions please.
Q. Tell us about your association with DDR, one of the leading Desi p2p group?
Ans. DDR, the brainchild of the veteran ripper of Desi p2p, MikeKhan, came to me as a golden opportunity of the lifetime. I am very glad to be associated with MikeBhai and DDR. It has now become a second family for me. I am thankful to MikeBhai for having faith on me. He is always there for any kind of help, whether be it ripping issues, or anything apart.
Besides, I would also like to thank CoolAmy for all of his support. He has always been like a firewall to me. He keeps pushing me to do all of my rips on priority basis. Apart from this, he also spreads my rips all over the Internet. Thanks CoolAmy.
Another big thanks to ~RK~ for getting us all the DVDs and BluRays exclusively. He is the man, I must say. You rock dude.
Apart from this, I cannot resist myself from extending my gratitude towards all of the members of my DDR family. For them I would like to say, “I love you guys.” Without you guys, I am nothing. DDR is like my another family.
Q. Is DDR a part of the “Scene”?
Ans. No. We are in no way associated with the “Scene” groups. We are a team of few members, who give priority to quality rips. Our fans’ satisfaction is our priority, and our motto is of “Live Free... Share Free... “
Q. Thanks KaMaL for your valuable time. We hope people have got an insight about the world’s most popular Desi Encoder. Anything you would like to convey to your fans?
Ans. (Smiling) It was indeed my pleasure talking to my fans through this chit-chat session. All I would like to say to my fans is that, we do work very hard to bring you quality rips on time for your viewing pleasure. Just keep loving me and my rips. This is the greatest encouragement for me. Love you all.
December 7th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
|posted by (2010-12-07 13:23:52)|
|nice info..Thnxx SAM|
|hey, we all love ur rips...|
and many thanx to sam... :)
|thx sam... :D|
|posted by (2010-12-08 00:23:56)|
|thanks for the valueble news!!|
|Great rips; wonder what happened to aXXo|
|nice bro ddr one|
|thank you Sam and ET for this interview download all DDR rips on extratorrent.com|
|thanks you my dear|
DDR- is not a name it's a full-page quality info in 3 alphabets
|Thanks for that SaM||
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