In an exciting new initiative by PVR Cinemas, Bandra's Le Reve theatre is being converted into a cinema destination that will offer film buffs an opportunity to interact with their favourite directors. The venue will host special screenings where filmmakers will showcase movies that inspire them, followed by a master class with the audience. This interactive session is said to have attracted a lot of young, aspiring filmmakers. Anurag Kashyap is all set to kick-off the endeavour on Thursday, with a screening of the 2008 Tamil cult hit Subramaniapuram, a film that inspired him to make his popular gangster drama - Gangs of Wasseypur.
GOW featured Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead roles while Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda and Tigmanshu Dhulia formed the support cast. Both the films delve deep into the life and struggles of their respective rural towns, entrenched in crime and corruption. Subramaniapuram is about a boy from a lower socio-economic strata, who falls in love with a girl from an upper-class household and the problems that arise from this. This M Sasikumar directorial also talked about the caste differences that prevail in the villages of Tamil Nadu. Gangs of Wasseypur on the other hand, dealt with the operations of the coal mafia in Dhanbad, Jharkhand and the power struggle between different castes.
Coming back to the upcoming event, reports state that the audiences will apparently be selected through film-related contests on social media.This screening will take place tomorrow, February 28th, at 7.30 PM in PVR Cinemas, Bandra. GOW was inspired by three films and the remaining two will be screened in the coming days. In his earlier interviews, Anurag had also shared that he was highly inspired by Ameer's Paruthiveeran and Bala's Sethu.
Following Anurag's session, there will be sessions with Sriram Raghavan, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Zoya Akhtar. These monthly interactive sessions aside, the venue has been converted into a preview theatre for industry folk too.