We all know that our Bengali Film industry is on a rise with brilliant movies on innovative ideas. Another movie regarding the Extreme journey of an old man, Paintings in the Dark is coming soon. The film produced by Bhuban Dey Films & Masterpiece Films has Rashed Rahman & Sayantee Chattaraj as the lead actors. We have the privilege of interviewing the director of the film, Satyajit Das. Let’s hear his thoughts on the film and various aspects of reality and his life.
1. Tell us something about the film.
The story of the film revolves around Emanuel, a visually challenged artist who lost his mother at a young age. He comes to the city to search for his mother but gets trapped in a Child racket. Emanuel helped by Jerel to find his mother. Whether Emanuel is finally able to find his mother or not, you have to watch the film for that.
2. What inspired you to make the film?
The movie is a real reflection of life. There are some life stories that are inspired by a man’s life. Might be or it might not be. This fact really motivates me to make films. There are some clauses of life that live in compliance with life. I have faced difficult realities in life. So I want to make films on this and need Viewers who want to see this kind of movie.
3. Were there any onset problems filming ‘Paintings in the Dark’ and how did you deal with it?
I have done eight months pre-production with the movie. If the homework is good, then there is no difficulty in doing any work.
4. How did you select this script?
At first, I wanted to do a movie that did not work in Bengali movies like that. Research has shown that there are 2 movies on the painter. A Satyajit Ray documentary ‘The Inner Eye’ and painter in 2017. So it seems that 100 years of Bengali film should work with this subject. However, creating good content was very difficult. I wanted something that is not based fully on a painter. Where there will be a real-life shadow and some messages for the viewers. I researched the subject and found that there are 10 people in the world who can draw paintings just by hearing the sound. This is the Concept that clicked on. I started creating scripts on the concept. But I didn’t know how much such work can get commercially done. But good work does not exist in the world without challenging.
5. What advice would you give to someone who wanted to have a life creating film?
If they create a movie and fail, their failures must inspire them to succeed in future
6. Was there a particular event or time that you recognized that film-making was not just a hobby, but that it would be your life and your living?
Yes, I have realized that during the promotion of my movie. When I dedicated to Rituparno Ghosh, my first movie, based on analog contexts. We were so much appreciated that day. That day I realize Why should I make a film? For whom it should be. Of course, The movie is not for decorating the house. And I also think that’s what my movies will reflect in society. So it’s my drug to survive definitely than a hobby.
7. Tell us something about the greatest moment in your film career so far?
Till now at the beginning of the film career, the greatest moment is when the industry appreciated the concept of the film and some special persons from the industry message me and wished luck for the debut journey.
8. Who is your dream actor or actress you would like to collaborate with?
I would like to collaborate with Jisshu , Dev , Anjan Dutta, and Parno Mitra. They are my dream actors and actress to work with.
9. Do you think it is essential to go to a film institute in order to become a successful filmmaker?
No, it is not necessary. To make a film, the first thing one needs is a clear vision. If not, he should never make the film. If you can’t reach the mind of the people. it will not be beneficial. And mostly what you need is perfect research and homework. Otherwise, the accident would go down to work and the consequence was horrible.
10. Which film has inspired you the most recently?
The girls of the sun (2019) inspired me a lot.
11. If you got the opportunity to remake a classic, which one would you go for?
Golpo Holeo Sotti (1966) and Satantango (1994).
12. What do you love more? Acting or Directing Films?
A director is always an actor but an actor can’t be a director. So I do both things at the same time but behind the camera.
13. Can you tell us about your upcoming projects?
At this moment I cannot open up about my upcoming projects. I can only say that my new project it’s about the relation of a father and daughter and which is never described in that way before.
14. Lastly, something you want to say to your fans and our readers?
For the cinema crazy people, one thing I will say that the era is changing and with it, everything is changing in the era along with the films. This is a major loss for the big screen movies. The only problem there is our thinking. Try to watch more movies. They are usually a reflection of our thoughts. There is a lot of quality work present today. Watch them. Of course, support the ideas of the newcomers.
The film is certainly going to be a milestone in Tollywood with different idea altogether. What’re your thoughts on the film. Let us know using our comments section. Don’t forget to check the trailer of the movie below.