"One has to learn to balance this struggle of creative freedom and money bounds. I agree, that’s the most difficult part"
Reporter's notes - "At age of 22. one still can’t believe he is young director with amazing talent. He believes “one has to sleep, breath, kiss, paint, drink , walk a film to be a FILM MAKER”
SHORT FILMS MADE BY HIM:
MUMBAI RETINA- awarded with “ JURY AWARD IN MAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010”
According to you, what are the necessary skills required for short film making?
Short film making is about putting thoughts on the screen. First of all, it requires sheer love and passion for film making. One has to be a good observer and has to find a film in every situation. Short film is a short story at its birth stage. More crisp the thought and concept, better the short film is.
What are your plans for future are you trying to open your own firm?
Yes. That’s one of the things I have planned. I am planning. Okay…I will plan. Well, you got me. I really leave it to every next minute to plan out things for me. Believe me, it is the best planner in the world. Enjoy every moment of life the way you want. Success and all will come to meet you after a proper round table of Hardwork, God, Luck, Plans and whatever. Till then…chill!
Choose one “short film making passion or profession “why do you think so?
Short film making is a profession of passion. It is a field where your heart has to be given an upper hand. Money and all do follow the filmmakers but if they start following money; it no more remains an art. You have killed the art if you are making it for the market.
You mean to say in India right? India has been a land of artists. The only problem each artist has always faced is a disorder of being looked at. They are always seen as a different set of people altogether. The scenario is positively changing though. Short film making is getting number of platforms these days in forms of competitions, festivals etc. This has certainly raised its importance in India. Still, there is a long way to go.
Some people have immense knowledge & talent but not enough budget or proper guidance, what are your views on it?
This is bound to happen in any field. One has to learn to balance this struggle of creative freedom and money bounds. I agree, that’s the most difficult part; but that’s the most enjoyable part of the whole process too. You love your achievements more when you achieve something without any guidance or with less expenditure.
View’s about CDTV Media
Its a very nice platform provided to the people who aspire to become successful film makers. In India, such efforts are needed to be increased and praised. They are really doing a nice thing for the future of film-making in India.
- Interviewed by Kenali Mehta (Mumbai)