Sudhish Kamath, whose film Good Night, Good Morning released in select theatres on Friday under PVR’s Rare films initiative, says he didn’t want to spend Rs 5 crore on an 80-minute, experimental film, so he made it under a budget of Rs 30 lakh. Shot in New York in black and white, the film stars Manu Narayan and Seema Rahmani as Turiya and Moira, who spend New Year’s Eve talking over the phone.
“It’s a mix of old romance and modern technology,” says Rahmani, who was contacted by Sudhish over the Internet. “After reading a fan’s remarks, he rented out Loins Of Punjab Presents (2007), re-read his review of Sins, and decided he liked me as an actor.”
Sudhish, a film critic for a leading daily, started making films before he started reviewing them. He’s open to criticism about his work: “As an Indie filmmaker I can say, ‘If you don’t like the film, I’ll buy you a cup of coffee.’ I can afford that,” says Sudhish.