Sudhir Mishra is all set to bring yet another web series titled The Serious Man for Netflix. Although the filmmaker enjoyed making it he says nothing can compare the expense of making a feature film. Sudhir’s last feature film for the movie theatres Das Dev, a revisionist look at Saratchandra’s Devdas was a critical and commercial failure
He says, “That collective experience of watching a film in a movie theatre is unbeatable. I will always remain a filmmaker first. Feature films are what I was destined to make in life. Having said that, I must say the experience of making a film for the digital market was challenging and interesting.”
Sudhir says the treatment is what makes a web-film as interesting as a feature for the big screen. “Not for a minute was I required to cut down on my vision or budget. We shot The Serious Man just as we would have shot it for the big screen,” he says.
Talking about working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui he says, “He plays a very interesting role of a man from underprivileged strata of society. I enjoyed working with him. We also have a very talented Malayalam actor Akshat and a promising actress Indira Tiwari.”
Sudhir added, “I am quite curious to see how I am accepted on this new format. The streaming platform is where the action is these days. The Serious Man will get a large audience automatically. I am waiting for Netflix to announce the release date.”