Banaras Hindu University graduate and director Sumit Mishra has been designing production for over two decades.
“I arrived in Mumbai 22 years ago as an artist and I continue to do a number of art exhibitions. Then I went into production designing films like Achista Akista and Alif along with TV shows like Naagin-3, Madhubala, Rangrasiya, Kuch toh Log Kahenge and more. Being a student of fine arts, colors and visual arts have always been for me. “Eventually, my love for literature got me into writing and film,” says his writer-director. Amrita and I., Khidki and Agam.
As a director, Mishra’s break happened with a short film. “My first short film Amrita… made me get into production, writing as well as directing. And, after the film was recognized at film festivals and won over 20 awards, I was sure that this genre can also be explored. It definitely gave me the necessary high after so many years of hard work in the field of design. ”
Misra finds that all his job choices are an extension of another. “It simply came to our notice then. They are different paths that lead us to the final creative destination. I have never stopped working for each other. So, for now, I enjoy being a multi-worker, “adds Mishra.
After its last movie release last month, Mishra is set to release his next film in April.
“My last movie Agam it was a journey of discovery of the human side of the sacred city. Now, the next one will be Banana Vanilla, a story based on a real life event against the backdrop of my city. Being Banarasi, the city played an important role in my development and creation. It will always remain alive in my heart and soul. However, in my next projects – movies or OTT – other cities will be explored. “My next works, which are in the writing stage, are supposed to take place in Lucknow and Agra.”
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