Producing Movies with Non Actors
by Robin Das
My Movies with non actors - Robin Das
Using non-professional actors in a fictional movie is a high-risk business. There is a danger that they will, paradoxically, not look "real", or that they will look real and that their authenticity will somehow expose the fiction and creativeness of the rest of the film", but i am using them and won international recognition. Some of them is upgrading as producer of my movie. They take financial risk which gives a birth of a new movie.
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My movies are shot in guerrilla style with low budget. My debut feature film(Ek Paye Royecho Dariye(And Lost Soul),2012.Fiction.91min.) bagged official selection to Festival De Cine De Bogota(FIAPF) 2012,Golden Aphrodite - First Feature Films Premieres, Special screening to Cairo Film Festival 2012 its market.
My 2nd Feature Film “Orajnoitik Noy.” Feed Back from International film word: ”your work was able to transport us to the distant future, the forgotten past, and worlds most people could not even imagine. Whether you screen at Slamdance is ultimately irrelevant; you are vital to the health and spirit of this industry, and the most important thing is that you never let anyone else’s “no” deter you from your work. Yours in cinema”,:- Slamdance Film Festival Programming Team.
2.Jawaliwanabag of Bengal(Docu,2004)
3.Aya Chand Mama(Short,2005)
4.The Missing President & His Army(Docu,2006)
6.Man,Freedom & God(Docu,2007)
7.Window calls U(short,2008)
8.Ek Paye Royecho Dariye(Feature Film,2012)
9.Orajnoitik Noy(Feature Film,2013)
Orajnoitik Noy’: It’s too Bold and Daring
India is the land which is blessed with sanctity and holiness in its most elegant manner. Epics like Mahabaratha and Ramayana originated from this land, and it played a crucial role in maintaining humanly nature of people all across the country. According to Indian philosophy, we live each and every day to eradicate our sins. If denying the truth is considered as sin, then we are doing it every day intentionally or unintentionally.
Robin Das, the man who shot to fame with shorts like, Aya Chanda Mama and Windows calls you is now back in action with his new movie titled as ‘Orajnoitik Noy’.
Robin Das tries to make a myth filled political thriller in ‘Orajnoitik Noy’ and if reports are to be believed, he has made it to perfection. The movie portrays the story of a lady who tries to investigate the wax house incidents which happened in Mahabaratha. The incidents occurred 5000 years ago, but still she sets out for an investigation with the help of a retired police personnel.
The movie is written by director himself, and it is being produced by Subhash Ahuja. The film stars, Debolina Maity, Biswajit Sarkar, Moonmoon Sen and Subhash Ahuja in the lead roles. All these actors have done a remarkable job, and the same is in the case of technical side. ‘Enjoy viewing Orajnoitik Noy and feel the difference’
When social meets spiritual
By Monami Ghosh,On 1-01-2013
Filmmaking is a way of life for engineer-turned-director Robin Das. Having made documentary films for a number of years and having won the Bengali Film Journalists’ Award(BFJA) for his documentary, Lovers’ Paradise in 2004, he debuts as a feature filmmaker with his film, Ek Paaye Royecho Dariye. The film has been invited to the Cairo Film festival. On being asked how he feels about it, he says, “ I am overwhelmed to have received the invitation. For me, filmmaking is an art that I practise with sincerity. For somebody like me, a festival invitation or appreciation from connoisseurs of cinema, is fulfilment enough.” Talking about his film, he reveals, “I have attempted to map the ethical journey of humanity in my film. It is a juxtaposition of the social and the spiritual.” Das was greatly moved when he watched a footage of the 26/11 carnage in Mumbai. On being asked whether this footage had influenced him to make a film, he says, “Terrorism is a malady that has plagued society for years. This is very disturbing. And the subcontinent is looked upon as a corrupt place by other nations and the spiritual essence of India as a nation is fast degenerating. Although this has been a disturbing issue for years, it was the 26/11 issue that triggered off the urge in me to make a film that addresses terrorism.” However, the director maintains that his film is not just about terrorism as a social malady but it also has a multi-layered structure and explores the trials and tribulations of individuals. The director has tried to show how the plight of any individual is identical to the plight of a victim of terrorism. The existing political structure is such that everyone is a victim of terrorism in some way or the other. He also tries to show how the independence of an individual is actually a farce even in modern societies and in democratic nations as the government tries to manipulate the independent opinions of its citizens. The film revolves around a poet, Kobi Sengupta, his wife and daughter. The poet’s wife is a 26/11 victim. The daughter is raped by her father’s former political associates and how the girl gains a foothold in this patriarchal society by overcoming her trauma forms the crux of the story. The film explores the complexity of relationships as well as deconstructs the ideas of the soul. The spiritual side of the film portrays the detachment of the poet’s soul from his body and its interaction with his wife’s soul after she dies. On being asked why his film is called Ek Paaye Royecho Dariye, the director explains, “Metaphorically speaking, an individual can balance himself on both his feet only if the body and soul are in harmony. In my film, the protagonist compromises with the wrongdoings of those in power and thus he is deserted by his soul. Therefore, the title Ek Paaye Royecho Daariye, which suggests that he stands only on one foot.” An admirer of Ritwik Ghatak and Satyajit Ray’s style of filmmaking, Das wants to continue making films that uphold his spiritual insights and are also redolent of a strong, social message. “Mrinal Sen’s Ekdin Pratidin is a great source of inspiration for me. I want to make films that map everyday worries of simple people in society and show how social and political issues can change the nature of their lives completely,” signs off Das.
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