Filmmaker Rohan Sippy, who is well known all across for his hit directorial ventures like ‘Bluffmaster’, ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ and ‘Nautanki Saala’, was all present yesterday at press meet held by his father versatile filmmaker Ramesh Sipy at a suburban theatre in Mumbai following 40th year completion of evergreen blockbuster hit ‘Sholay’, which was released back in 1975.
During the interaction with media over there Rohan stated, that he does feel that digital films/short films are very much in trend among the current generation, and it will remain so for long time. And he too has some plans to make the same in coming days.
As the filmmaker said, “I’m very fascinated with the new screens in our lives, which is the mobile and the digital screen. I’m looking forward to make a couple of digital films, hopefully me and my team will soon start off with the same. So I do think that Mobile phones are something which will change our nation or I must say it has already changed. We can reach our content with mobile and digital platforms these days with pretty ease. I’m very sure it will be very interesting. My dad (Ramesh) had started off with ‘Buniyad’ a television series in 1987 which was quite new and unique during that times. Similar to that the internet has been giving us this opportunity where we can reach upto hundreds and millions of viewers. From storytellers point of view no doubt it’s a complete blessing and I do hope we can do some interesting in digital platform in coming days.”
“For youngsters digital platform is just a second nature. So it’s important to understand the same. My friend and filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh who recently made a short film (Ahalya) has already received almost four to five million hits post its release in digital media platform that too in just short span of two weeks. Here in our industry there are very few films which has such number of viewers similar to number of views Sujoy’s short film has received. So we have already seen its (digital film’s) power and from filmmaker’s point of it is indeed huge thing to reach out your content to a large number of audience. So it’s a fascinating medium and I do hope that its keeps going on.” added the filmmaker.