globalmovie     19 Aug,2020         No Comment


By Sandeep Hattangadi
ravi-adhikari-400x400                                                                                                           Is it OTT a bane or a boon?
At present it’s a big boon because of the closure of theatres and the
only source of big films or web series for the audiences.
Will it create a competition in business for multiplexes and the
already troubled single screens?
Its already creating a competition for multiplexes and single screens
but we will have to wait till October to get a clearer picture.

Do you feel the audiences are veering towards OTT platforms
I do feel that the audiences are veering towards OTT platforms and the
popularity of Amazon, Netflix or ZEE 5 proves it so.

Many web series are being acclaimed? What do you feel is the reason for that?
It’s the good content and different stories that are told with good
actors with good technical wizardry is the reason that many web series
are being acclaimed.
Would a director prefer to premiere his film on an OTT Platform rather
than theatres ?
Films are made for the big screen but in these times to recover their
budgets they have to sell their films on OTT platforms. But a director
would always like to see his film on the big screen.

is there a shift in film prime viewing towards OTT platforms rather
than other mediums?
Yes. I do think so.

What kind of a future do you envisage for OTT platforms?
They have a very good future.

Do you foresee Censorship for content on OTT Platforms?
Maybe in the future.

You have a flair for comedy shows , so will you be producing and
directing films like Dheet Patange or any sit-coms?
Yes. I will. I would like to produce and direct films of all genres.

Were you satisfied with the response to Dheet Patangey?
It got an overwhelming response on our OTT platform HAPPI DIGITAL.

What was your inspiration to make Dheet Patangey?
My four friends had got four stories in their mind and the script was
based on their stories. It is a bromance and a buddy buddy movie.

How did you cast for Dheet Patangey?
I had a professional casting director but the casting of the cast was
entirely my decision.

Your father was the pioneer of early television entertainment? How do
you see it?
I feel proud that my father Gautam Adhikari was a dynamic
entertainment titan and II am following in his footsteps.

What is your equation with your brother and uncle who are giants in
television entertainment as well?
My uncle are Markand Adhikari and my brother Kailashnath Adhikari  are
my support system and are always there for me.

On that family note we take his leave!

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