After winning the hearts of millions at the Cannes International Film Festival this year, renowned cinematographer Modhura Palit would soon make her Bollywood debut with author turned director Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s third Hindi film Broken Frame.
Modhura was awarded with the Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens in Cinematography Special Encouragement at the Cannes, and she was the only personality who attended the festival for her body of work, while other Bollywood celebrities represented brands at the red carpet.
“She is an immensely talented technician. I had seen her earlier work and wanted to work with her. When we collaborated on our Bengali film I realised that she is not only fast with her work, but also understands the hue and rythmn of cinema. She is blessed with unique vision that adds flavour to the narrative,” said Ram Kamal.
“I loved the story of Broken Frame, looking forward to be a part of this project,” says Modhura Palit.
“It was wonderful working with Ram Kamal in Rickshawala. He gives respect and room for creativity to each and everyone. As a director he is not rigid, and that is something, which helps me as a cinematographer,” said Modhura.
The entire credit of connecting the two creative people goes to producer Aritra Das. “Modhura is a fantastic person and extremely understanding. That’s what makes her unique. Being one of few women cinematographers from our country, she understands her job and delivers on time. I feel that she has long innings ahead,” said Das.
Ram Kamal and Modhura’s association started with their Bengali film Rickshawala, and immediately after that they decided to collaborate on Hindi film Broken Frame based on Ram Kamal’s short story collection Long Island Iced Tea. Produced by Aritra Das, Gaurav Daga and Shailendra Kumar under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainments.