'X': 1 crazy night, 10 stories, 11 directors
'X' brings the best of new-age Indian cinema on a platform that can reach out to all kinds of audiences.
New Delhi: Four directors collaborated on 'Bombay Talkies' and the film received critical acclaim from all quarters. Now, eleven filmmakers from different parts of India have come together for a never-seen-before cinematic experience as they collaborate on one single film about one filmmaker.
'X' is a filmmaker's journey through his past encounters with his 10 ex-girlfriends as he spends one unusual night at a film festival after he meets a mysterious girl who intriguingly seems to have something to do with every woman in his life.
The eleven directors who are collaborating on the film have worked on different films in the past and have been successful in their ventures.
Abhinav Shiv Tiwari (Oass), Anu Menon (London Paris New York), Hemant Gaba (Shuttlecock Boys), Pratim D Gupta (Paanch Adhyay), Q (Gandu), Raja Sen (film critic and writer), Rajshree Ojha (Aisha), Sandeep Mohan (Love, Wrinkle Free), Sudhish Kamath (Good Night Good Morning), Suparn Verma (Aatma) and Thiagarajan Kumararaja (Aaranya Kaandam) will write and direct individual segments as writer-director K (Rajat Kapoor) goes back in time as memories of his 10 ex-girlfriends haunt him over the course of one night.
The filmmakers met in Mumbai to brainstorm and lock their individual segments after online interactions and exchange of over 300 mails for over six weeks.
"What started out as just a random idea has blown into this big and brilliant exercise in collaboration of minds and exchange of ideas across genres. In one film we are trying to mix these different textures that have made these directors win audiences from across the globe," says Sudhish who was instrumental in getting the filmmakers together from everywhere.
Manish Mundra, the producer of the film said, "It's so exciting to have these amazing and talented filmmakers come together for such an ambitious film. 'X' brings the best of new-age Indian cinema on a platform that can reach out to all kinds of audiences all over."
"What's fascinating about the project is that in one film, you have such diverse voices with such varied visions come together... I had to get involved and say: You guys focus on the film and don't worry about anything else, I'll figure out the finances and production," said Shiladitya Bora, Executive Producer on the movie.