India: Good filmmaking possible only if production houses rope in creative producers

by Peter D. Marshall

from Indian Television.

Filmmakers in India have begun to realise that low-budget films do well within the country as well as outside, if the content is good and relevant.

This was one of the views expressed in a rare meet of film directors who gathered at the Ficci Frames to talk about other directors, and not just business – something that producers do.

Noted directors Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Imtiaz Ali, Bruce Beresford (director of ‘Driving Miss Daisy’) and award winning Australian filmmaker Robyn Kershaw were giving their view of ‘The Art of Movie-Making: Director’s Cut’ at a session moderated by Amol Gupte.

Kashyap said, “The year 2012 is set to be a landmark year in the annals of the Indian film industry that is to celebrate its 100 years next year. This has been proved by two low budget films ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ and ‘Kahaani’ becoming hits.”

Read the rest of this article from Indian Television.

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