Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap feels that audience and exhibitors in India believe that the films going to festivals are boring.
‘In India, there is a psychological problem that movies going to film festivals are boring. It is a problem with exhibitors. Even I had a problem (releasing movies)... Every filmmaker has his own struggle. We are finding solutions on our own. Everyone has to work towards it,’ Anurag told reporters here yesterday at an event. The director’s Murabba was part of Bombay Talkies, an anthology of four short films screened at the Cannes festival this year, as tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema. Anurag feels these kind of films encourage those backing the project.
‘It gives encouragement to distributors and exhibitors with a film like Bombay Talkies,’ he said.
Now, Anurag has co-produced five short films titled Shorts with Viacom 18 and they have been released on YouTube.
‘In this case, we had the material and we released it online. But this is our first effort to put it out this way,’ he said. Short films have a bright future,’ he said.