comscore

Pawan Shrivastava: Naya Pata depicts the pain of migration

Director Pawan Shrivastava, who made his debut with crowd-funded Naya Pata, says he decided to make a film on migration as he has witnessed the pain and alienation of migrants closely.

Pawan Shrivastava: Naya Pata depicts the pain of migration

Film focuses on the subject of identity loss in a metro city

Director Pawan Shrivastava, who made his debut with crowd-funded Naya Pata, says he decided to make a film on migration as he has witnessed the pain and alienation of migrants closely.

The film, released on June 27 through PVR’s Director Rare, highlights the identity loss faced by migrants. Naya Pata also talks about the closure of sugar industry in Bihar during 1985-1990, which forced many to migrate to other places for work.

Shrivastava, a native of Bihar, said the memories of that period are vivid in his mind and he could not think of any other story for his first film.

“I wanted to tell this story as it has been very close to my heart since childhood. I have seen how migration affected my friends and their families. I have observed it closely. The story remained in my mind since then,” Shrivastava told PTI.

“My film focuses on how one’s identity is lost in the place he migrates to and in his own city. It also highlights the intangible thing that happens to a person when he comes to a new place,” he said.

The director denied that his film had any similarity with Hansal Mehta’s City Lights.

City Lights shows the gap between cities and villages, and what migrants face in the big cities, whereas my film talks about how these migrants are not accepted in the cities and become strangers in their own homes.”

For the director, making a crowd-funded film was a challenge.

“I struggled a lot while making the film. I had read about crowd funding so I sent my film’s synopsis to all the people in my contacts and asked for help. That’s how I got funds,” Shrivastava said.

Though the film highlights the migratory issues in Bihar, the director said the story talks about an universal problem.

“It’s just that the main character is from Bihar but everyone can relate to the story. All those who have ever left their hometown and come to a different place will feel the emotions felt by the protagonist,” he said.

Shrivastava wants to make a film on Dalits next.

Also read:

Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic look in Deewar resulted from tailoring error

Who is Preity Zinta dating?

LIKE US. FOLLOW US. STAY CONNECTED.
Facebook
Twitter
Google +
Youtube

Latest from News

7 lesser known facts about the late controversial Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch who was murdered by her brother
7 lesser known facts about the late controversial Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch who was murdered by her brother
It's CONFIRMED : Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma to come together for the third time in Imtiaz Ali's next!
It's CONFIRMED : Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma to come together for the third time in Imtiaz Ali's next!
New details about Jim Carrey's girlfriend's suicide out!
New details about Jim Carrey's girlfriend's suicide out!
View More

Latest Videos

Justice League trailer: Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg together make your geeky dreams come true!
Justice League trailer: Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg together make your geeky dreams come true!
John Abraham shows us the bad ass side of Rohit Dhawan on the sets of Dishoom - watch video!
John Abraham shows us the bad ass side of Rohit Dhawan on the sets of Dishoom - watch video!
Shah Rukh Khan's heart warming poem will surely make your day - watch video!
Shah Rukh Khan's heart warming poem will surely make your day - watch video!
View More

Latest Photo Galleries

Sidharth Malhotra spotted with Alia Bhatt on an outing in Bandra, see pics!
India Couture Week 2016: Designer Rahul Mishra gave an unique turn to bridal outfits!
Randeep Hooda attends Varun Bahl’s show at India Couture Week 2016, see pics!
View More