Petition Update

“We need to ensure a vibrant future instead of glorifying a dead past”

tamseel hussain
New Delhi, India

Nov 5, 2012 — National Award winning director Onir, 43, has taken up the cause of independent filmmakers by launching an online petition along with a number of celebrated actors and directors, asking the government to set up centres for exhibiting independent films. In an interview with Ajachi Chakrabarti, he explains why it is necessary for the government to rescue independent cinema.

Tehelka - India's Independent Weekly News Magazine
Tehelka - India's Independent Weekly News Magazine
We have historically had support from the NFDC in making films, but what is the point if we only get to show our films in international festivals? Now, I'm not saying that an audience will be created overnight. It needs to be nurtured.