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Google innovates with Shabana-starrer film

Ben Rekhi's Waterborne, a futuristic thriller starring Shabana Azmi, is the first film to be released and distributed by Google online.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 20:04 IST

Ben Rekhi's Waterborne, a futuristic thriller about a terrorist attack on the water supply of Los Angeles starring Shabana Azmi, is the first film to be released and distributed by Google online.

Shabana Azmi, who plays one of the central roles in this film, is delighted about being part of this technological innovation.

"I haven't seen Waterborne. But I know it's turned out well. If this experiment of putting a film on the Internet works, think what it would do to the morale of independent filmmakers. Please understand there's very little space for films to have just a theatrical release.

"Young talented filmmakers like Ben Rekhi have to subvert the system and find some way of releasing their film. I am very eager to help young filmmakers who are trying to become visible."

"It's like the guerrilla theatre in the past. Now we can have guerrilla films. If huge studios won't allow small independent voices, the websites are the solution.

"When music had been put on the Internet people had laughed. And look at what the Internet has done to music. Putting Waterborne on the Internet can start a similar movement," she said.