On October 10, 2015, Ridley Scott, Anurag Kashyap, Richie Mehta and Google invited the people of India to share their stories about life in an evolving India - from the ordinary to the extraordinary; personal to profound. The result: India's first fully crowdsourced feature .. morefilm.
India In A Day is a story about the lives, loves, hopes, dreams, aspirations and worries of people in a country that is in the throes of dramatic technological, economic, political and sociological change.
Executive produced by Ridley Scott and Anurag Kashyap
Directed by Richie Mehta
Filmed by you
"Evolving, after all, is a hopeful term. But, to me, this is life, as we know it — a free ticket to smiles and sighs tucked away beyond the physicality of globetrotting. And its most remarkable aspect is the soundtrack: bits of music made like glue to stick together broken.. more pieces of existence. Each of them is a tiny film; a short travelogue; an enduring reminder."
Writes, Rahul Desai in this must-read piece.
Mehta suspects that the film’s success may have to do with India itself. "I keep wanting to explore different facets of that place through film," he said, "because it's a place where human drama is just right there in front of you. It's not hiding in any way. I think it's .. morea place where we can really measure where we've come and where we're going."
"There is no one way you can figure this country out. It’s like the vast expanse of an ocean you can’t wrap your arms around. ‘India in a day’, a crowd-sourced 90 minute documentary feature film is the Indo-Canadian director Richie Mehta’s attempt to present India .. morein a shawl bundled up by its people. About a year back, Ridley Scott's company Scott Free Films and Anurag Kashyap asked thousands of people to submit a clip of their day-to-day life in the country. Long or short, informative or falling down from your chair funny, moving traffic or your kids screaming, anything meant anything. 16,000 entries were sent by 4000 people in 50 languages. And today finally after 3 months of watching the footage, 5 months of editing it and then a dash of few more months to add the background score, its ready to be released."