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TMR 2021: Reality on Reel-Abhinandan Sekhri, Hardik Mehta, Srishti Behl

TMR 2021: Reality on Reel-Abhinandan Sekhri, Hardik Mehta, Srishti Behl

Update: 2021-11-03
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In this session of The Media Rumble, 2021, Abhinandan Sekhri, co-founder, Newslaundry, interacted with Hardik Mehta, independent film-maker; and Srishti Behl, a producer who headed the Netflix division for film. The discussion began with a focus on the changing values of OTT platforms. Srishti elaborated on the rich tradition of story-telling in India while Hardik emphasised on the need for diversity of content and platforms.


On the business of films, Srishti explained the importance of "authenticity" and also how regional cinema has the ability to be more culturally nuanced.


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0:00 to 2:56 - Introduction to the panel

2:56 to 9:00 - OTT as a game-changer for storytelling

9:00 to 16:15 - Audience appetite for political content 

16:15 to 22:40 - OTT platforms & the market for 'small' films 

22:40 to 37:55 - Commissioning decisions by OTT platforms & support by A listers

37:55 to 41:19  - Lessons learnt in production 

41:19 to 47:46 - Muslim representation and stereotyping in Indian cinema 

47:46 to 1:00 :09- Audience Q&A



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TMR 2021: Reality on Reel-Abhinandan Sekhri, Hardik Mehta, Srishti Behl

TMR 2021: Reality on Reel-Abhinandan Sekhri, Hardik Mehta, Srishti Behl