“The audience is ready. The more relevant question is whether the content providers are ready”: Abhishek Gautam on Producing Web-Series “Ranjish” and More

Any creative venture can only expect to flourish provided it has the right kind of backing and needless to say that for a medium like web-series which is still in its nascent stage in India,the right kind of backing is key. We at MAM have gone about speaking to Abhishek Gautam of Humaramovie,one of the two producers of Shouvik Gupta’s web-series, Ranjish. Abhishek Gautam is an MBA from SCMHRD, Pune, who quit his corporate life to pursue a career in media and entertainment. Like a lot of MBAs, he chose to join a startup – Humaramovie- owned by Preety Ali (wife of Imtiaz Ali) along with three more people. At Humaramovie, Abhishek has handled creative development, operational assignments and even human resources.Continue reading ““The audience is ready. The more relevant question is whether the content providers are ready”: Abhishek Gautam on Producing Web-Series “Ranjish” and More”

I want my quality work to get the fame and then maintain the fame with quality work: Actor Abhishek Pandey

It is always an exciting prospect, to chat with an actor. Not so much for the fun of speaking to a star, though that is an enticement too, but more of coming to know how a journey in life is different from the ones we live. One such interesting journey is what Abhishek Pandey, the lead actor in Ranjish, Shouvik Gupta’s webseries launched yesterday online, brings forth in a candid chat.Continue reading “I want my quality work to get the fame and then maintain the fame with quality work: Actor Abhishek Pandey”

The Cast of RANJISH: A Web-Series

A light-hearted romantic or humorous story works on the relatability of characters and the treatment of their equations. However, a serious flick that is set in minimal locations hinges on the dialogues and the performance of the actors. Imagine Richard Linklater’s “Before Trilogy” with a less sincere effort from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, or Shawshank Redemption without Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman’s silent chemistry, and you would know the difference. My actors may not be Delpy and Freeman, and I am definitely no Linklater, but it was as important for us as it was for those stalwarts. While I worked on the screenplay and the dialogues, and guided them through the shoot as much as I could, it was eventually upon the actors to make it believable and help the story reach out to a larger number of people. And I can proudly say that they have hit all the right buttons through their performances. In this post, I bring you the characters and the actors who portrayed the roles.Continue reading “The Cast of RANJISH: A Web-Series”

The Crew of RANJISH: A Web-Series

As the very common saying goes ‘TV is writer’s medium, Theatre is actor’s medium and Film is a director’s medium’. A small web-series like ‘RANJISH’ is more similar to film than television. However, as someone who wrote and directed it, I had to shoulder the maximum responsibility of the series. Having said that, nothing like this is possible without collaborative effort from many people. And RANJISH would not have been possible if the producers, the cast and the crew had not put in their weight and support behind it to the best of their abilities.Continue reading “The Crew of RANJISH: A Web-Series”

All About “Ranjish”: A Web-Series

After making a handful of short films, it was an obvious urge to make something bigger. It is undoubtedly tough for a mere short filmmaker to venture into making feature films, and my dream of making something beyond shorts seemed to delay indefinitely. And then came the trend of web-series. For that, a lot web-content developers in India, including me, must be hugely indebted to TVF for making Permanent Roommates. It opened a new avenue for a film-like expression with a rather feasible chance of getting audience.Continue reading “All About “Ranjish”: A Web-Series”