New Delhi: FTII student Piyush Thakur has made The Real Millionaire, the only short film from India which will compete at the prestigious 34th Clermont-Ferrand short film festival in France, starting January 27, 2012. The film has won the Best Student Short Fiction award 2011 by the Indian Documentary Producers' Association (IDPA) and will have a screening at MIFF shortly.
The Real Millionaire is the story of a villager whose life is changed after he gets a call from 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Piyush talks to DearCinema about his experiences of making the film:
I am presently in the second year of my three year diploma in Film Editing at FTII. In the first year, every student is supposed to direct and edit a short film shot on Mini DV format. The Real Millionaire is my first work as a director and editor....more
03:05 PM, Jan 27, 2012