Filmmaker Anurag Basu says filmmakers have at all times explored daring topics no matter the medium it’s offered on. However, the road that differentiates freedom of creativity and misusing that freedom wants to be stored in thoughts by filmmakers always.
“It’s a very thin line between using the freedom of creativity and misusing it. I believe in OTT as well. Filmmakers should look at using freedom of speech in the best possible way to tell unique stories,” Basu advised. His new movie Ludo, an anthology drama, dropped on the OTT platform just a few months back and will make its tv premiere quickly.
“A lot of filmmakers have explored bigger and bolder subjects on the big screen as well. My film ‘Ludo’ dealt with many bold subjects and was initially planned for the big screen,” he added. Basu, who made movies equivalent to Barfi! (2012), Life In A Metro (2007) and Gangster (2006), is assured now that theatres have reopened after lockdown, the viewers will pour in like the nice outdated days.
“Cinema is a community watching experience. I am certain that audiences will come back to theatres when they will be back in action completely. We just need one film that will create enough buzz for the audience to rush back to theatres. This has already started in the South, with the release of the Vijay-starrer ‘Master’, and soon will be seen in Bollywood too. One big release and things will change,” he stated.
The filmmaker got here back to route with Ludo after a break of three years however he doesn’t sense a niche.
“As a filmmaker, I didn’t miss filmmaking and directing for the big screen. Thankfully, the TV reality show ‘Super Dancer’ and the film ‘Ludo’ happened at the same time. I had finished shooting for ‘Ludo’ when we were shooting for ‘Super Dancer’. So, I never felt I was away from the big-screen,” he stated.
So, what does he favor? Directing movies or judging exhibits on tv? Cooking!” he replied on a lighter observe and went on to add: “I absolutely love cooking. That’s what my family and my wife say! They believe I am a great chef and then a great filmmaker. I love cooking almost every day for my family.”