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When Christopher Nolan said India has ‘one of the greatest film cultures in the world’, called this Indian film ‘one of the best ever made’


Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has an fascinating relationship with India. Not solely has he shot two of his movies in the nation, he additionally has a deep appreciation of Indian movies. On his birthday, right here’s a throwback to the time he said that India has ‘one of the greatest film cultures in the world.’

“In fact,” Nolan said throughout his 2018 go to to India, as per IANS, “that is one of the reasons why I am here in India, other than I believe in the cause (of saving celluloid film), is to meet more people from the Indian film industry and engage with the people from one of the greatest film cultures of the world… to learn more about it.” He added, “I have watched some Indian cinema, not enough though but enjoyed them very much. I want to watch more.”

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During his go to, Nolan additionally did some reconnaissance work for his new film, Tenet. Nolan shot a good portion of the film in Mumbai. Previously, the filmmaker had shot sure scenes of The Dark Knight Rises in Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort.

During his India go to, Nolan met with Indian film trade luminaries comparable to Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan and Shah Rukh Khan. Shah Rukh even took to Twitter to share an image of his ‘fanboy moment’ with the acclaimed filmmaker.


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Nolan additionally spoke about his love for Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, and said, based on PTI, “I wanted to meet Indian filmmakers and learn more about India. I am looking forward to watching more Indian films in the future. I have had the pleasure of watching Ray’s Pather Panchali recently, which I hadn’t seen before. I think it is one of the best films ever made. It is an extraordinary piece of work. I am interested in learning more about Indian film industry and that is the reason why I came.”

Nolan’s connection to India will proceed with Tenet, which, in addition to the Mumbai scenes, may even characteristic Indian actor Dimple Kapadia, and Indian-origin actor Himesh Patel.

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