Interview with Pathikrit Basu | Exclusive interview with director Pathikrit Basu on his upcoming film Kacher Manush dgtl
Almost two and a half years have passed. After ‘K Tumi Nandini’ in 2019, there was a long break. Director Pathikrit Basu returns to the screen with his new film “Kachher Mansoom”. What did this breakup teach the director? Face Director of Anandabazar Online.
Question: Prasenjit Chatterjee, I can’t praise you enough. Director Pathikrit or reincarnated?
Pioneer: Doing a type of work in the industry is typecast. It takes time for him to believe that he can do something else. I’m really proud of the commercials I’ve done before. But it took me two years to believe that I had an entity beyond ‘Haripada Bandwala’. I am grateful that Devda was by my side during this time.
Q: How difficult is the constant battle to prove yourself to audiences, to producers?
Pioneer: Very, very hard. It’s not that I didn’t understand the picture. ‘Haripada Bandwala’ has the highest TRP rating on television. Several producers called me and asked me why I wasn’t making a sequel to this film. But I know that once I make a sequel to this movie, I won’t be able to make a movie like this ‘Kachher Manas’.
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Q: How have the last two years been?
Pioneer: These two years have been very difficult. It was too hard to say no. I told the producers, I won’t do the remake. I will not take a photo. With all due respect, I don’t really want to make so-called commercial films.
Question: Doing a remake film is a kind of honor, and telling a story with a different taste, does it increase the value in the industry?
Pioneer: I can’t say this sharing that way. But times have changed. Viewers have seen almost everything. Many people now also watch Telugu-Malayalam movies on the “OTT” platform. It varies slightly accordingly.
Question: A movie of ‘SVF’ is also coming out in this Puja. Your ascension is in the hands of this company. Looks like a direct collision?
Pioneer: No, there is no conflict. No competition. Srikanth (Mohta, producer) is very close to me. I have so much for him. The man gave three crores of rupees in trust to a new 23-year-old boy. No competition here.
Q: What do you think you did wrong two and a half years ago?
Pioneer: Remake movies are a big deal. What the public will not see. Maybe you had to do it to survive. I don’t want to do this anymore.
Q: Are you making the film at another major production company?
Pioneer: For the moment I am only with “relatives”. nothing else
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