In conversation with Onir, the 59th National Award winning director of the critically acclaimed, I AM. Nishi Roy of B'Khush explores the director’s journey thus far and shares what next is in store for the viewers.
How has life and work changed post the National Award?
Onir: Life has been hectic. The phone has not stopped ringing ever since the news came out. The last few days have been a whirlwind of interviews and travel. It has taken me a while to let the news sink in. It is amazing and humbling how the smallest budget movie of 2011, won the country’s highest honour. It is a source of collective happiness of the entire cast and crew, who believed in the movie. I AM is different not only in terms of its content, but also the way it was produced. I had completely forgotten about the awards nomination etc, and was not following it up, so when they were announced, I was completely overwhelmed.