S02 E01: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

On the first episode of the second season of Anything but Bollywood, Neha talks to filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan whose film 'Sexy Durga' got rave reviews at festivals but ran into controversy when it's title was changed to 'S Durga' in India. 01:33 - Intro 02:35 - Getting into filmmaking/Law school/Short films 10:24 - Kazcha film society 13:53 - Shooting without a script 18:15 - Casting process 19:38 - Narrative choices 20:38 - Time to shoot/Shot selection 23:01 - "Looped" narrative structure 24:42 - Shoot preparation 25:48 - Power equation 29:24 - Story vs. Film 31:12 - Title censorship 34:11 - Dealing with pressure 35:57 - Re-shoots 37:12 - Role of artists 38:45 - Film recommendation Watch the trailer for 'Sexy Durga' here - https://youtu.be/gTLnpit1VcA Get more details about the Kazcha film society here: http://www.kazhcha.in/index.html Sanal's film recommendation: Western (2017, Dir: Valeska Grisebach) - https://youtu.be/p8f8zHDwv_c For any questions or comments find Neha on twitter @neharthak You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

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