Filmmaker Sri Kishore and His Labour of Love...
Sri Kishore, the Hong Kong-based Indian choreographer and film director was happy to talk about the stops, starts, problems with funding, reboots and the years taken to finish the soon-to-be-released film “My Indian Boyfriend” - a film that started production just before the wave of protests hit Hong Kong and this hiccup then coughing up COVID-19.
How “My Indian Boyfriend” ever got produced is a movie in itself along with the positivity of its director to keep going.
The film is certainly an ambitious project- a semi musical romantic drama that brings together the rhythms of Bollywood with Canto Pop in a storyline that shows the cultural differences between Indians and Hong Kong Chinese- and certain similarities.
Sri Kishore giggles thinking about all the obstacles he and his Indian and Chinese teams faced, especially when it came to the changing cast, constantly changing production schedules and the riffing and ad-libbing that took place as the final product took shape.
When the stress became too much for him, the choreographer in him came out, and Sri danced his troubles away. Well, whatever works...
The project- and with a release date for the film possibly being over the next few months as cinemas in Hong Kong are slowly starting to open up again- “My Indian Boyfriend” is an example of unwavering confidence and great teamwork.
It’s an effort that should be supported. Really.