To make user-generated documentary ‘India in a Day’ on how country is evolving.
NEW DELHI: British filmmaker Ridley Scott has collaborated with Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, as well as Indo-Canadian auteur Richie Mehta for a ‘user-generated’ documentary titled India in a Day, which will capture the essence of an evolving India across 24 hours. The film, to be directed by Mehta of Siddharth fame, is scheduled for release in 2016.
Google has teamed up with the filmmakers for this global movie project, which has asked everyone across India to grab a camera and film their day on October 10. Those whose footage makes it to the finished film will be credited as a ‘co-director’ and get a chance to feature in the first user-generated feature-length documentary shot in a single day of life in India.
The Martian director Scott, who is executive producing the project with Kashyap, has called out to potential participants, saying, “India in a Day offers a unique opportunity for anyone and everyone across India to grab a camera or a phone and get out there and capture something.”
Mehta said the project is ‘personal’ to him. “I hope people take this opportunity to be honest, fun and revealing … to dispel the myths of India or confirm their truths,” he stated. Kashyap has urged interested candidates to “tell us what you love, what you hate, what worries you, what you hope for and what you want to change.”
The overall idea of such a film is to help showcase the story of an ever-changing India, says Sandeep Menon, director of marketing at Google India. “We’re very excited to partner on this project to help showcase the story of the evolving India,” he noted.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 3rd, 2015.
Like Life & Style on Facebook, follow @ETLifeandStyle on Twitter for the latest in fashion, gossip and entertainment.