- April 17, 2017
- 1:48 PM
"To compete with Hollywood movies, the Indian film industry, one of the leading film markets in the world, should concentrate more on technical aspects and develop good ecosystem i.e. from filmmaking to cinemas. Unfortunately, the Indian film industry which is blessed with talented actors, directors and technicians has been following the same filmmaking pattern for years. Many regional language movie industries are still many decades behind Bollywood technically and commercially. It is high time to adopt innovative making style and distribution methods to attract global audience. For instance, use advanced cameras, studios, projectors, sound equipment, top-notch infrastructure facilities for cinemas, global subjects, wide distribution network etc. Upgrading techonology according to the times is the need of the hour and it will help to save lot of time and money," said Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Indywood Film Carnival. He was addressing media persons at the Mumbai Press Club on April 3. He said that Indywood FilmCarnival is a solution to unite the Indian film industry and an attempt to bring film-based professionalsunder one roof. "Indian film industry should unite irrespective of language based differences at theearliest," he urged.
Meanwhile he said that 3rd edition of Indywood Film Carnival 2017, one of the biggest film-basedevents in the country, will be organised at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad from December 1 - 4, 2017.
The third edition of the Film Carnival will be a mammoth one in terms of participation of national and international delegates. The event offers interactive sessions with eminent filmmakers from across the world, networking opportunities and entertainment programs. Asit Kumar Modi, Founder of Neela Tele Films, Utham Kumar, President of BJP Vasai, LtCommander Anil B Nair CMD of a Goa based Malayalee newspaper and CMD Thunder Force, SreejithRameshan, famous RTI cum social activist were present on the occasion.
The flagship Indywood Media Excellence Awards - Mumbai chapter, an initative to honour print,visual and online media professionals who have made significant contributions to film and mediaindustry, were also distributed.
While the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award waspresented to Amit Khanna who was not present and the veteran writer and journalist Ali Peter John, now working with Kumar Mohan's "Bollywood & TV Reporter". Several other awards for excellencewere announced but most of the winners could not make it to the function due to another film-based event in the suburbs.
A piece of advice to the organisers. The next time you have a press conference or an event, please hold it in the suburbs because what is now called the city is a thing of the past and the suburbs of Bandra, Juhu and Lokhandwala are the places where the action is for everything to do with Bollywood.
BY ALI PETER JOHN