Anurag Basu: Coronavirus will be the backdrop for many movies until the world sees the next crisis
Filmmaker Anurag Basu He believes that once the COVID-19 crisis ends, the entertainment industry will be defined by the pre and post-crown eras.
The director was waiting for his next one, Ludo this month, whose launch was fueled after the pandemic hit India.
Basu said that the cinema will witness a complete change in terms of narration and entertainment mode.
The world of cinema and entertainment will be defined as the pre-crown and post-crown era. The narration will change and there will be some people who are getting used to seeing things on OTT, so they can now take the front seat.
I think Corona will now become the setting and subject for many movies for years to come until the world sees the next big crisis, Basu told the media agency in an interview.
The director believes that many people will come out as a completely different personality after the crash, and it will also influence their choice of content.
For some people, the outlook on life has changed. It will affect their likes and dislikes and the kinds of things they want to see and not look at. They will see the world through a different prism.
People will not see anything meaningless and that will push people to do more meaningful things. This is only a guess. And that's what we do, right? I'm just guessing the viewer's choices, he added.
Basu said he also has concerns about whether people would feel comfortable returning to theaters after the closing.
He expects Bollywood producers to work together to map out a release schedule that will draw audiences to come to theaters.
I hope that all producers discuss what works best for each of them and do not fight for dates or interfere with each other's businesses. If we are together, we can handle it.
Both creatively and commercially, Basu said, like any other sector, the film industry will also incur losses due to the shutdown, but the filmmaker is more concerned with daily salaried workers.
My heart goes out to the daily salaried workers, who earn 75 percent in any cinema unit, as they will be the most affected with all the stagnant filming.
His next film 'Ludo', a comedy anthology, was slated to hit theaters on April 24, but the director is still unsure of the new release date.
We were all ready and prepared for the April 24 launch. Looking at the current scenario, I don't expect 'Ludo' to hit theaters anytime soon. As soon as we decide on our date, we will release our trailer. Previously we were supposed to launch it with the release of Sooryavashi.
Located in a quintessential Indian subway, 'Ludo' follows four different stories with people facing the inevitable dangers of life.
The characteristics of the film. Abhishek Bachchan Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh , Aditya Roy Kapur , Sanya Malhotra, Rohit Saraf and Pankaj Tripathi .