Few could recognise that T3EN isn’t filmmaker Ribhu Dasgupta’s first time out with Amitabh Bachchan. Back in 2014, the two had worked together in a television psychological thriller mini-collection Yudh, which discovered a gap target audience. He’s satisfied that he got a danger to direct the Big B another time inside the Sujoy Ghosh production. An authentic remake of the 2013 Korean movie Montage, TE3N, hinged on John Biswas’ (Bachchan) tragic search for the kidnapper and assassin of his granddaughter Angela. Bachchan’s stoic but touchy portrayal as the grandfather no longer only brought gravitas to the film but also to Ribhu’s credence as a filmmaker. “It changed into extremely good operating with Amitabh sir. As a maker, it’s a blessing to direct an actor like him,” he gushes. “He’s hungry to excel and his involvement in the film is going beyond the capturing hours. A director usually dwells on what he shot these days and how he will shoot the next day. Amitabh sir thinks exactly like that. He’s one of those actors who take the burden off you.”
Ribhu has changed positive factors in T3EN from the Korean model. “The protagonist in Montage is a woman but ours is a grandfather. A movie is made keeping in mind the socio-political, cultural environment of that area. We wanted to preserve the structure however we wanted it to be our film,” he justifies. He’s happy that as a manufacturer Sujoy Ghosh is being applauded for growing such a unique film. “Sujoy stated he had acquired this kind of warm response after Kahaani and his short film Ahalya,” he smiles. TE3N also starred the gifted Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Ribhu insists that they carried no baggage of stardom. “As a director you may’t relate to your actors as stars or else, you’ll lose the plot. You’ve to view them as your characters,” he explains. He well-knownshows that after they began writing the person of a cop-grew to become-priest, Father Martin Das, they right away concept of casting Nawazuddin. “He’s a splendid actor. He comes, he says his lines and you will no longer even recognize that the scene is finished. That’s the form of power he has,” he states. “Vidya’s turned into a small position but she loved it and subsequently agreed to play it,” he says.
Ribhu claims at no point did he worry that T3EN would be in comparison with Sujoy’s Kahaani as they may be two special premises. He insists Sujoy gave him complete liberty. “Sujoy is an smooth and obvious man or woman to paintings with. He’s no longer a producer who cribs. He stands by you. He by no means interfered. The courting we percentage is thick. Plus, we’re both Bengalis and bond over food,” he laughs.
Despite getting rave reaction from the pageant circuit, Ribhu Dasgupta’s debut film Michael (2011) starring Naseeruddin Shah and Mahie Gill didn’t launch in India. “It travelled to Toronto, Shanghai and other international film festivals. Unfortunately, it didn’t release here. I can best do my bit as a filmmaker. The rest isn’t always in my hands. Every movie has its personal future. I desire that the manufacturers launch it one day,” he says approximately the psychological drama in which Naseer performed a victimised cop. “Michael was a exceptional task and running with Naseeruddin Shah turned into exquisite,” he asserts.
Ribhu loves looking thrillers but says it isn’t his favourite genre, even though his beyond works had been thrillers. “I wouldn’t mind doing a love tale. The power of the movie comes from the content. Whether it’s a thriller, a romance, or drama, the tale need to excite you as a maker,” he says. He’s learnt from a medley of films be it Alfred Hitchcock’s classics or Korean fares. “All thrillers are exceptional. As film makers, they simplest motivate you to do better,” he says adding although that no director has prompted his filmmaking philosophy. “I hang around with filmmakers, who comprehend it higher than me. And when you recognise the least in a group and pay attention to their discussions, you come out studying something from them,” he says. Given that he comes from a circle of relatives of movie artistes lower back in Kolkata, doing Bengali cinema might had been a herbal transition. But Ribhu reveals he has no such inclination as of now. It’s Mumbai that appears to be his karmabhoomi.