PANAJI: Having experienced life as a photojournalist, Vikram Patwardhan is excited about his debut venture ‘Frame’, which premiered at the ongoing 53rd International Film Festival of India here in Goa.
The first-time director conveys the reality of the profession through the telling dialogue in the film “Just like our profession, our life is also an art, and there is no format for any art,” says Chandu Pansare (played by Nagraj Manjule) , a 45-year-old ace photojournalist to a newly-joined 23-year-old junior photojournalist, Siddharth Deshmukh.
“Photojournalists live in multiple different worlds in a day and they are literally undergoing variety of experiences every day by covering various situations or events on a given day,” explained Patwardhan.
Commenting on the contemporary scenario of press media, he admitted that the profession has lost its exclusivity in the digital era. “There is no exclusive news in today’s world”, he said.
Frame: 2021 | Marathi | Colour | 118 mins.
Director: Vikram Patwardhan
Producer: Zee Studios, Aatpaat
Screenplay: Vikram Patwardhan
Cinematographer: Milind Joag
Editor: Kutub Inamdar
Cast: Nagraj Manjule, Amey Wagh, Mugdha Godse, Akshaya Gurav
“Just like our profession, our life is also an art, and there is no format for any art,” says Chandu Pansare, a forty-five-year-old ace photojournalist to a newly joined twenty-three-year-old junior photojournalist, Siddharth Deshmukh. Both work for a newspaper in Pune, Maharashtra. Bringing Chandu’s quote to life, what follows is the chain of uncertain events in their personal and professional lives and how an earthquake in southern Maharashtra changes the course of their lives.