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All you need for making an indie movie is a gun and a girl – Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar script writer and director

“All you need for making an indie movie is a gun and a girl” says Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar is a Mumbai based script writer, indie filmmaker and film critic writing for Universal Newsline.

He was a student of Mass Communication from MBICEM College, New Delhi, though he left his college mid-way and came to the MAYA NAGRI – Mumbai for pursue his interest in writing scripts and screenplay.

In 2012 he assisted veteran television writer Kamlesh Kunti Singh in his Zee TV show ‘Afsar Bitiya’. Abhishek was a co-writer for 2014 Bollywood mumblecore film ‘Chal Bhaag’ starring Deepak Dobriyal and Sanjay Mishra.

In 2017-18 he had also written and directed two short films ‘Lif’ https://vimeo.com/264107220 and ‘FATboy’ https://youtu.be/FFl5IjWKwMQ .

Presently he is occupied with doing film reviews for the portal – Universal Newsline. He likes calling himself “a true film critic whose main agenda is to criticize  the feature film he is reviewing. “What is the point in calling yourself a film critic when actually one isn’t an actual critic and there are most of them who write their reviews just for appeasement of the film producer. Where is our Bollywood going to….? ”

 

Bhatnagar strongly believes in rise of Indian New wave Cinema and desires to be a part of it. He wants to make mainstream as well as art house films. Being an indie filmmaker he doesn’t have budgets for his scripts but he says his French ‘buddy’ Godard has told him, that all you need for making a movie is a gun and a girl.

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