Filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan made a strong debut with the 2015 movie Masaan. In a current chat with IMDb India, Neeraj recalled that probably the most surreal experiences he had throughout that point was when he obtained an e mail from filmmaker Martin Scorsese praising his debut characteristic.
Ghaywan shared within the chat that it was his producer Melita Toscan du Plantier who confirmed Masaan to Scorsese. “My producer Melita Toscan du Plantier had shown Masaan to Martin Scorsese. That sentence still feels unreal to me,” he mentioned. Even although Ghaywan was not current on the screening that Scorsese attended, he was delighted that the Goodfellas director linked with the movie’s characters. “Him watching for those hours, connecting with Devi, Deepak and Shalu, laughing with them, falling in love with them and even getting emotional for them, that just made a very strange, surreal connection that I found with him even when I was not there,” he mentioned.
Martin Scorsese wrote to Neeraj Ghaywan after watching Masaan. His observe learn, “I was finally able to screen your film Masaan, and wanted to congratulate you on a powerful debut feature. Beautifully made, subtly woven and ultimately very moving. Thank you for sharing it with me. All my best, Marty.”
Ghaywan recalled that studying the e-mail felt like a “life changing experience.” He mentioned, “And then to read his email, this lovely note that he had sent. It just felt like one of those really life changing experiences as they say. It was like almost, you wish that slyly this had gone on your epitaph, but not for real. It was simply magical.”
Masaan was an Indo-French manufacturing starring Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi, Richa Chaddha, Sanjay Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, amongst others. The movie was screened on the Un Certain Regard part of the Cannes Film Festival.