Subhayu Chakraborti Director Says Indian Cinema Is Evolving

By on 12-11-2021 in celebrity News

Subhayu Chakraborti Director Says Indian Cinema Is Evolving

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We are keen to know your journey to world of Cinema. How has it been to be known as a Film director?

-It has been an interesting journey. I have come from the Visual media background. So for me it’s a dying need to make a film. It just occurs to me naturally. I feel that Cinema is a powerful medium and can help in conveying interesting stories and concepts that, I have come across, to my audience.

Filmmaking is a laborious job. So what keeps you motivated?

-For me, film making is not a laborious but a creative job. You are a like a craftsman. It’s a creative process. When you see an art form taking shape which you’ve envisioned, the sheer joy you derive out of it is beyond expression. That is something which keeps you motivated.

As a filmmaker, who are your sources of inspiration?

-Christopher Nolan and James Cameron

How much importance do you give to the script of the film before signing up the project as a director?

-The ground should start from the script. It is a main ingredient. Therefore I work closely with a writer of the film right from the beginning and work on minute details of the script. I would prefer to work on dark stories.

And how about casting?

-Indeed it is important. If the script is the foundation then cast is the body of the film. The people you select for the roles make the proper body of the movie. This implies i-depth research. You should feel that this character is going to play this role apt or is just the one made for that role. At this stage half the battle is won.

What projects do you have coming up?

-Naira, Silbon, The Hara-kiri, One is a company-two is a crowd.

Do you think that Indian Cinema is evolving?

-Yes to a greater extent. After Covid pandemic, Cinema is going Digital. We see huge opportunity in OTT platforms. Fresh content is going to play a key role and new talent is going to help filmmakers too.

Is the taste of audience changing too?

-Yes. Very much. Days of the rosy dream sequences are gone. Today’s audience believe more in realistic and factual content.

Whom would you love to work with? Why?

-Tapsee. She is a versatile actress and give justice to the character she is playing. I feel that as director, one can mold her as per the character requirement of the movie.

What do you think of OTT?

-As I said, as result of Pandemic, OTT’s proved to be a boon. It is the future of Cinema. OTT offers direct streaming services to viewers. Due to this apart from traditional viewers, target audience is changing who have got different taste which welcomes new content and different movie experience. People are getting more access to web series, short films through this OTT platform. So one should look forward to OTT platform with better scripts and fresh content.

    

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