Painter Jogen Chowdhury wants to turn filmmaker
Celebrated painter Jogen Chowdhury says he wants to make a short film which will reflect his painter's psyche. "I have a vast experience of watching films. The idea of making films has already grown within me. This idea is the result of my tryst with Pather Panchali at Aleya cinema in 1955," said Chowdhury.
"If I finally manage to give shape to my thought – the film will be out of box, poles apart from the standard and routine stuff. I will not go by the trodden path," he said.
“Whenever I draw paintings on subjects concerning man, about environment, about nature, these become deep truths about life, which I can convey in other visual form as films. But I don’t have logistical experience - settling location, arranging things, keeping tab on expenses.
“That is the drawback of me as a filmmaker, one who may find it difficult to organise the paraphernalia of making films. But wishes make me alive,” he said.