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Pune film-maker churning a food movie that is back to the future

pune Updated: Oct 30, 2017 22:29 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Alka Sadalkar,City Bakery,Institute of Moving Images

A still from City Bakery, a short film by Alka Sadalkar(HT Photo)

Pune-based amateur film-maker, Alka Sadalkar wanted to make a film around food, and the story and characters were born around the main theme. She rewrote the script thrice and it took her seven months. Finally, she was ready to tell the story through the movie, City Bakery.

Alka says, “I am a beginner, a new kid on the block. I have a lot to learn and understand about telling a story through moving images. I was curious about how movie are created and what goes on behind the scene So, after stints in other professions, I had to listen to my calling.” She then learned film-making and cinematography at Institute of Moving Images at Gokhale Institute Pune. She made two short films before City Bakery at IMI. She adds, “I have written scripts and stories before. But, I never had the nerve to pursue it creatively. So, finally I had to get it out of my system and now I have written, directed and produced City Bakery.”

City Bakery is about the challenges people face while taking decisions about the future. Alka says, “We all had to choose two paths without having any knowledge of where and why each road will lead. In the movie, the protagonist prefers to find his own way by facing his inner demons.” On independent films and independent film-makers in the country, she says, “I am fascinated by independent masterpieces that have been created on small, low budgets. Indie film-makers are very passionate about their subjects and it shows in their work. India has some great independent film-makers. Indie films are catching up with mainstream Cinema.”

First Published: Oct 30, 2017 20:05 IST