Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar says his upcoming Amazon Prime Video sequence Tandav gave him the much-needed break from box-office stress and made him extra fearless creatively. Created and directed by Zafar, the nine-part political drama options an ensemble solid headlined by Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Kumud Mishra Zafar is thought for helming big-scale Salman Khan blockbusters, together with “Sultan”, “Tiger Zinda Hai” and “Bharat”.
The director mentioned with “Tandav”, which marks his digital debut, he sensed a liberation, which the large display screen may by no means supply him.
“Internet is a really liberating area for any filmmaker or storyteller. If you make a movie for cinema, it’s important to inform a narrative in two hours. There field workplace decides whether or not you will have made a very good or a nasty movie.
“You might be extra fearless whenever you work on net and you may inform tales (of every kind). My final three movie have been with Salman Khan, and with that field workplace sits like a baggage in your shoulder,” Zafar informed reporters.
Set in Delhi, “Tandav” goals to take viewers contained in the closed, chaotic corridors of energy and uncover the manipulations, charades in addition to the darkish secrets and techniques of people that will go to any lengths in pursuit of energy.
“Tandav” introduced Zafar nearer to his roots as an artiste, mentioned the 38-year-old director.
“I’ve been saying this to myself and my shut mates that, after I used to do theatre in school, I’d be very joyful engaged on the stage as a result of I used to be working with none concern and I felt the identical on ”Tandav”. I felt that is one thing very trustworthy and true to me.”
The director mentioned his business sensibility got here in helpful whereas chronicling the common story of politics and greed.
“As a result of I’ve a business sensibility, I would like the story to achieve most variety of folks, (so) I’ve tried to make use of that potential to inform a narrative that”s common.”
“Politics inherently is common. You’ll be able to”t sit on the facet. Even being apolitical is taking a political stand. This isn’t only a story of India however of each nation, set-up or dynamics,” he added.
“Tandav” will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video from January 15.