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Understanding Indie Cinema landscape

with Rajat Kapoor

I have a disease of making films. I can't help it. I have to make films.

- Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor was born on February 11, 1961 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and director, known for Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Ankhon Dekhi (2013) and Drishyam (2015). As a teenager he would watch films with his family and decided to become a filmmaker at the age of 14. He mainly focused on acting at first. In 1983 he joined the theatre group Chingari in Delhi, later moving to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Rajat's Name is the link to his Crowd funding campaign for his film which is work in progress. I urge all listeners to support for this film.

Gyan session

What is Indie Cinema? What defines indie cinema? Is it defined in the way it is financed or the way it’s distributed?

What is the biggest challenge Indie cinema is facing today?

What is the need of such kind of cinema in the society? What is the role of such films? Why do indie cinema exist?

What is the future of Independent cinema in India according to you? May be 2 or 3 decades later?

As per my understanding, Mithya resonates with Godard’s line of cinema being the biggest fraud. Then why to try and show false reality? What excites you to do so?

Please find the following link if you wish to support Rajat for his new film RK/RKay which is crowdfunded. Gocrowdera.com