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A simple story, told honestly does not ever stay in the dark – Shirsha Tanay Ghosh/ Souvik Sinha

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Shirsha Tanay Ghosh and Souvik Sinha work under a name Sarlok and recently made a short bengali film. Read on to know more about these young filmmakers.

Tell us about your life journey in brief?

We are a team named Sarlok. This is our first effort. While thinking of making something that combines maximum era of art, we a few friends of different academic backgrounds concluded on making a cinema that holds poetry in it’s core. Thus this film was born.

What prompted you to become a filmmaker?

The definition of cinema itself has prompted us.

Tell us about your team, if you have?

As i have told earlier we are Sarlok. The way we work is Souvik Sinha writes the script, then he and Shirha Tanay Ghosh plan the cinematography, the total team contributes directorial ideas and at the end Shirsha Tanay Ghosh edits the video and sound parts.


How many/ What kind of movies you have made?

This was our first movie. So we currently are belonging in this genre but we don’t believe in kinds, Whatever the story will come, we will follow it.

What is your dream/ vision?

As like others we want to be far more than others in this field.

What difficulties you face as an independent filmmaker?

Firstly and mostly the financial part heckles us the most. We had to shoot with a Handycam, which is barely qualified to get a cinematic tone and touch by the means of colour and focus. In the other things there weren’t any artificial light sources, so we had to trust on natural lights and room lights. Then the actors are not professional, so we had to create the form of the movie in that way.


What inspires you or keeps you going?

Talented films and filmmakers whom we get to see on screen inspire us.

Any fun/ memorable incident?

We had to shoot outside for a sequence in a college street where people gathered around us because they thought it to be a Tolly film shooting or something interesting is happening and will be telecasting soon. Basically it is a kind of fun every independent filmmaker of our age has faced.

What advice you’d like to give to someone who is interested/newbee in filmmaking?

Instruments can be simplest, techniques can be simpler but a simple story, told honestly does not ever stay in the dark.


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