Kashyap’s newest directorial movie Kennedy premiered on the ongoing Cannes Movie Competition.
Effectively-known Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose movie Kennedy premiered on the ongoing Cannes Movie Competition, has equated streaming platforms to East India Firm.
In a dialog with Forbes India, the filmmaker mentioned, “All of the streamers are like that. They arrive in, they’re your greatest associates, then they’re the colonisers after which they begin ruling you.”
He additional added that impartial cinema is in a “very dangerous and confused place” proper now, due to the lockdown.
“Impartial cinema, proper now, is in a really dangerous and confused place, due to the lockdown. Streaming type of turned the area for Indian cinema, however through the lockdown, even mainstream cinema began going streaming. So, streamers additionally want that over quite a lot of impartial cinema. Now, it’s important to seize consideration to outlive.”
He added, “It’s like each enterprise. They arrive in and they’re your greatest pal. They’re just like the East India Firm. All of the streamers are like that. They arrive in, they’re your greatest associates, then they’re the colonisers after which they begin ruling you.”
Kashyap additionally didn’t rule out the potential for theatres shutting enterprise. “Slowly, you will note what’s going to occur. They may shut down theatres as a result of theatres are enemies,” he mentioned.
Curiously, Kashyap has labored loads with streaming platforms over time. He partnered with Netflix for the streamer’s first Indian unique sequence, Sacred Video games. In 2020, his movie Choked was additionally launched on the streaming platform, adopted by anthologies – Lust Tales and Ghost Tales.