At the ongoing 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Amazon Prime Video conducted a highly enriching masterclass on ‘Creating Cinematic Success and Storytelling of Sardar Udham. It offered the attendees a deep dive into the making of the critically acclaimed film. This year, a special event was hosted as part of Amazon Prime Video’s participation at IFFI. India’s most iconic international film festival.
Amazon Prime Video India shared the picture on their Twitter handle. It features Chaitanya Prasad (Festival Director, IFFI), Shoojit Sircar, Ronnie Lahiri and Smriti Kiran. The photo was clicked at the end of the masterclass.
The Informative Masterclass on Sardar Udham brought together Shoojit Sircar, director of the much-appreciated Amazon Original Movie. Along with Producer Ronnie Lahiri, known for making movies with unconventional storylines. Moderated by Smriti Kiran. Very informative and exciting interaction about Sardar Udham focused on the secret formula that turned the story of a lesser-known revolutionary freedom fighter into a cinematic success.
Talking about what gave birth to a movie like Sardar Udham, Shoojit Sircar said, “Over the years, I have frequented Jallianwalla Bagh very often, interacted with survivors and their families, and heard their accounts. This is where the seed of Udham Singh, of recreating the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, to share those real, actual survivor accounts, took root in me.”
He further added, “As a filmmaker, I wanted the audience to take back “Jallianwala Bagh” as they would then take back the “movement” of that time. We went through a lot of research and survivors’ stories to stay authentic to the story of Udham Singh. Most of the moments you see in the Jallianwalla Bagh scenes in the film are inspired by actual stories.”
At IFFI, Amazon Prime Video’s participation is reflective of the increasing popularity, reach, and growth of video streaming services in India and across the world. Sardar Udham features Vicky Kaushal in the lead role.
Image Credit: Twitter \ Amazon Prime Video India.