We have been thinking about starting a Podcast for a long time. And the excuses were many and like all other excuses, quite silly too. Finally, a bunch of us got together, got drunk and recorded a
podcast khichdi-cast where about 10 people were raving, ranting and shouting at the same time. We discussed Sudhish Kamath’s film Good Night Good Morning, the angry post that he wrote, indie filmmaking and other such stuff. But blame it again on logistics that we still don’t have the access to the audio files. Hopefully we will sort out in a day or two.
I recently saw the marathi film Shala. It’s the directorial debut of 25 year old Sujay Dahake. Wrote a post on it and thought why not start a formal podcast with him. If you still haven’t seen the film, do watch it.
The idea of the podcast is to put focus on those films and people who don’t get much space in the mainstream media and to discover their stories.
Do tune in and let us know your honest feedback. Good, bad, fugly – everything is welcome. The audio quality is not that great and hopefully we will find a better solution soon.
You can listen here or click here to go the soundcloud page to have a better view.
You can directly jump to specific time codes if you want to skip other questions.
0:55 – Background. Cinema education.
02:50 – when the author Milind Bokil refused to give the film rights to him because of his age.
05:00 – And how he convinced the author.
06:26 – When 39 producers said NO. And world is not always fair to 5’4″ man.
08:10 – No hero, no heroines. How is the scenario in Marathi film industry?
10:00 – Difference between the book and the film.
11:50 – Is emergency just a tokenism?
13:44 – Casting actors. Workshops. And how to direct kids? 1600 kids auditioned for 40 actors.
16:00 – How do you shoot “i have butterflies in my stomach”?
18:00 – “Destination Versus journey” cinema.
19:40 – Foreign DOP. My teacher.
21:00 – The look, the colour and the logistics. Who is telling the story – my camera or your actors?
23:10 – Shooting in Archaeological Survey Of India protected area. Back to 70s.
24:40 – Making a film VS releasing it. We only knew about making a film.
27:30 – Subplots.
30:00 – No subtitles? Lack of judgement. Limited release.
31:00 – My average audience is in his 40s right now.
32:45 – Nothing new. But well told. Bothered?
35:20 – My age. My age. My age. It’s sounding corny now.
37:30 – This film is a completely social media product.
38:40 – And the producers are knocking at the door now.