By Aditya Savnal. Posted on September 27, 2014
Kush is a short film set in the year 1984 around the anti-Sikh riots after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The film revolves around a school picnic where a teacher is trying to protect Kush, the only Sikh child in the group from the violence around him.
Directed by debutante Shubhashish Bhutiani, Kush has won several awards at prestigious film festivals including the Best Short Film Award at the Venice Film Festival and the National Award in 2013. We spoke with Shubhashish recently about his film and more. Watch the interview below in two parts.
n the first part of the interview, Shubhashish talks about what inspired him to make the film, the process involved in casting and funding of the film and the things he learnt during the course of making it .
In the second part of the interview, Shubhashish talks about what about film schools, why a filmmaker must make short films, filmmaker's he admires and his plans for the future.
This is first in the series of interviews that we intend to do with new and independent filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, editors and other technicians so that you get a peek into the process of filmmaking. Keep watching this space for more such interesting stuff.