With the elevated bundling of content material and filmmakers diving into lengthy storytelling codecs within the type of net sequence, OTT platforms have portrayed themselves as not solely the current but in addition the way forward for the cinema trade. Despite this, veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has revealed that he has no intentions of switching to the brand new format. In a candid dialog with the Times of India on the not too long ago concluded Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), the senior filmmaker stated that at his age, he can’t “make a sustained web series.” Not solely this, however Shyam Benegal additionally acknowledged that he doesn’t have any plans to cease making function movies.
Despite being the creator of the enduring historic drama present of 1988, Bharat Ek Khoj, Shyam Benegal stated, “Although OTT is an exciting medium, I do not believe that I can make a sustained web series at my age.” In addition, he stated that it’s due to his deep roots, he depends on his codecs.
TOI quoted Shyam Benegal as saying, “Temperamentally, I am a long format cinema filmmaker.” Talking about MIFF, the veteran filmmaker stated that he has been witnessing the competition because it started by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and it was initiated “to recognise the short filmmaking as an art form”. But sadly, it was solely used to ship “information and education”, till this 12 months.
He stated, “I have been witness to all the Mumbai International Film Festivals ever since the festival began. It was started by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to recognize short filmmaking as an art form in its own right, which until then was only recognized for its worth as a vehicle of information and education, rather than for its artistic worth.”
Shyam Benegal went on to say that brief filmmaking obtained the push by way of the added incentives on the MIFF this 12 months. He stated, “It was the disbursal of substantial prize money, for winning entries. This has helped not only to revive short filmmaking in India but also to enthuse and attract cineastes to this form of cinema. Earlier, short filmmaking survived mainly on the films produced and distributed by the films division.”
The filmmaker, who awaits the discharge of his upcoming Bangladeshi Bengali movie Mujib: The Making of a Nation, concluded by saying that he would not need to cease being a director. He stated, “I have never stopped making feature films and will not stop until nature intervenes.” Coming again to Mujib: The Making of a Nation, the movie is a biography film that portrays the childhood and political inception of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.