EXCLUSIVE: From a 30-minute movie idea to a 17-song musical, Jagat Singh talks about his debut movie Krispy Rishtey: Bollywood News
Jagat Singh Solanki’s ambitious and inspiring five-year journey to direct his first film as a screenwriter and director is nearing completion. The artist who has walked different paths in life exploring the worlds of cricket, fitness, TV host, theater and now cinema said: “Kuch karna hai toh bada hi karna hai, aisa karna hai jo bahut kam log kar paate hai (If I do something it must be something big, something very few people can do). ”
After moving to Mumbai 18-19 years ago, a city where he didn’t know anyone, Jagat Singh is now ready to present his first film. Title Krispy rishtey, the initial idea was to make a 30-minute film. However, as the script progressed, it morphed into a full-fledged musical feature film with 17 songs sung by some of India’s top singers including Shreya Ghoshal, Mohit Chauhan, Papon, KK, Jubin Nautiyal, among others. “I started working on it when I was doing Jai Gangaajal with Prakash Jha. The early years 2016-17 were spent writing, organizing, and finalizing everything like who was going to become a producer, where are we going to shoot, and on what scale can we make the film. As the script progressed I felt like it required to be a musical movie because the script was getting too emotional and needed a lot of gravity and faces to get the message across between. lines and other factors. So for me, being a newbie, it was very difficult to have actors on board and bring the movie to that level, ”Jagat said in an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama.
Jagat spent 2-3 years in the pre-production of the film recording all 17 songs and adding them seamlessly to the narrative. He also started his own production house with a friend and other friends joined us as co-producers. They started filming in 2019 and finished filming right before the nationwide lockdown in 2020 and a few days ago the team got the censored copy of the film and are now looking to show the film to potential buyers.
“It was a short film with a budget of Rs. 5-10 lakh rupees and now comes close to Rs. 6 crores. It was extremely hard. I gave my five years to the film. Like my other colleagues, after Under My Burkha Lipstick, I could have taken advantage of this little exposure that I had because of this film. I also received offers for web series and a few movies and shows, but I was already committed to them. So I gave up and had to hold on, ”Jagat said of his journey after his stint in the critically acclaimed film. Under My Burkha Lipstick.
As a beginning filmmaker, Jagat encountered several difficulties in the making of his film. However, he didn’t let anything bring him down, even the naysayers who had no faith in him to make the film. “I don’t want to name anyone but no one believed I could make a movie. Even when I was picking the actors they weren’t really interested, they didn’t believe this thing could be done and there is no Basically, there’s no connection, where the money is going to come from. It’s like making a movie but only 1-2% of the movies are finished; the release is a distant dream. So nobody believed it. . Even hiring the technical staff was a challenge. It was very difficult to have the right people on board. We made every possible mistake that can be made in any project and we had consequences and we learned from them, so it was a very hard and long journey, ”he said.
“I could have made this movie in two years if it had been our second or third movie or if I had had a mentor or guide sitting with us. But it’s okay, we learned it all by doing it ourselves. . For post-production, I didn’t have an assistant and we didn’t have the budget to hire more people. From driving to studios to dating, I did everything myself. People thought that I was an office boy. But later when they saw my involvement in the project, they realized that I was the director. When they saw my face, they were like you were an actor too. I’m very happy that I was able to go through the whole process from scratch and learned so much. Now I think in my second film this will all help me, “Jagat concluded.
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