Sujoy Ghosh: Digital platform demands a greater amount of dedication and hard work

what an honor this was to direct a Ray story with @saurabhshukla_s & @paramspeak ..#anukul
— sujoy ghosh (@sujoy_g) October 4, 2017
Asserting that making a short film needs the same amount of effort and efficiency like making a full length feature film, the director said the makers should focus more on the content of cinema rather than worrying about its length and which category it would fall into. “A film is a film and every film, irrespective of its duration, demands the same kind of effort. The 18-minute-long film, derived from a Satyajit Ray story written in 1976, revolves around the relationship between Nikunj Chaturvedi, a well-to-do Hindi teacher, and his robot Anukul, hired for domestic services. It is possible that apart from big platform cinema like “Baahubali” or a big thought and big platform film, everything else would shift to the digital platform in future,” Ghosh said. “I think we should not worry about making short films or medium films or large films. In the digital format, the audience has the freedom to pick and choose when and how he or she would like to watch the film,” Ghosh said on the sidelines of the screening of his latest short film “Anukul” presented by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films here. ANUKUL by Satyajit Ray. Veteran actor Saurabh Shukla and Kolkata-based Parambroto Chatterjee feature in the two key roles in this film dealing with ideas such as intelligence versus instinct, faithfulness and the eternal debate between right and wrong. Whether it is a short film or a full length feature film, it does not make a lot of difference in terms of direction, acting, sound design or cinematography,” Ghosh said. We should focus on making films. And the time it takes us to tell the story would categorise whether it would go to the web, to the screen or any other format.”
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Published:October 4, 2017 10:06 pm

Sujoy Ghosh spoke at the screening of his film, Anukul. Ghosh, the director of famous Bollywood film “Kahaani”, said there is a chance that apart from the big films, most of the other genre of films would shift to the digital platform in the future.