Cinematographer Amitabha Singh, who produced the Oscar-nominated – The Good Road, has directed a film based on children that deal about a social issue featuring Jimmy Shergill in a cameo.
Having worked as a cinematographer in films like Khosla Ka Ghosla and Chillar Party, Amitabha Singh also produced and shot for Gyan Correa’s The Good Road, which was India’s official entry to Oscars last year. It’s learnt that Amitabha shot his directorial debut, tentatively titled, The Trip, featuring Jimmy along with child actors last year and is looking forward to release the film this year.
Our source informs, “It’s basically an adventurous film but deals about environment and focuses on the repercussions of the damage caused to nature by humans.”
Jimmy says, “It was amazing to shoot the film. In the movie, kids who are on a picnic, lands up in a jungle and here they start discovering facts about nature. They realise that humans take environment for granted,” and elaborates, “My first ad film was directed by Shoojit Sircar and Amitabha was the cameraman then. In fact, Singh shot the entire Kashmir portion of my movie Yahaan. When he narrated the subject of The Trip, I liked it and agreed to do it. It’s a cameo.”
Amitabha says, “It’s about urban children and how they respond to nature when they get trapped in a situation. Our lifestyle and living habits have resulted us drifting away from nature. Jimmy plays the role of a mentor who helps the kids get out of the mess. I’ve shot the film in the forest of Dang and Sara in Valsad (Gujarat) last year around October and planning to release the movie around September.”