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A masterclass with Sriram Raghavan


After a successful Masterclass with director Imtiaz Ali, Humaramovie, a cutting-edge digital content studio, recently hosted the second edition with the writer-director Sriram Raghavan at YouTube Space Mumbai, Whistling Woods International.

The Masterclass started with the screening of Raghavan’s critically acclaimed film Johnny Gaddar. The screening was followed by Q & A session with the director and the editor, Pooja Surti moderated by Vinay Mishra, one of the founders of Humaramovie along with Pallavi Rohatgi and Preety Ali.

Talking about the screening and the interactive session with the audience, the renowned filmmaker known for films like Badlapur, Raman Raghav, Ek Hasina Thi said, “It was simply wonderful revisiting Johnny Gaddar after so many years. I watched it on the big screen at Whistling Woods with a large audience, including many who were seeing it for the first time.

The event organized by Humaramovie was followed by a Master Class about the film, focusing on various aspects of it’s making. We spoke about the story, references, casting, shooting the train sequence, the use of the colour red and more.

The viewers were an enthusiastic bunch and the Q & A that followed brought back many memories and made the evening totally worth it. Green tea for the soul.” Vinay Mishra, Co-founder of Humaramovie added, ’It was a great interaction with Sriram, a master of the thriller domain. A very engaging session where questions on script, form, acting, visuals, references were freely discussed. A great moviemaker made for a very engrossing Masterclass.”