Point Blank with Nitin Desai

Tuesday, 05 April 2011 05:30 Written by  Published in Point Blank Show

In the Indian film industry, what Amitabh Bachchan or Dilip Kumar is to acting, Nitin Chandrakant Desai is to art direction. The winner of four national awards and many successful movies such as Lagaan, Devdas, Jodha Akbar, Hum Dil Dechuke Sanam, Munnabhai, etc talks about his craft and the challenges of his everyday job.

He takes us through his experience of working with directors like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bhansai, Danny Boyle and Ashutosh Gowarikar. His job demands him to think on his feet and deliver results in open sets where temperature can soar up to 45 degrees.

This podcast charts the journey of the man who once lived in a 10X10 Worli chawl and today is India's most respected Art Director who still maintains the modesty of a newcomer.

Listen Online (64 kbps): 40:00 mins

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