Mumbai: Abhay Deol, who is venturing into streaming space with the Netflix release of his film “Chopsticks”, says the new technology is disruptive and will bring fundamental changes to viewing experience. The actor, known for his critically-acclaimed performances in films such as “Dev D”, “Manorama Six Feet Under” and “Shanghai”, says he has been following the evolution of streaming for a while now. “Chopsticks”, also starring Mithila Palkar, releases on Netflix on May 31. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ “Ever since Netflix hit the scene, I was like when will they come here? Clearly, we need them for our evolution. And having seen what Netflix has done abroad and knowing where technology is going, I knew it is bound to be destructive. Disruption can be very good for change,” Deol told PTI in an interview. Digital boom, according to him, does not automatically mean that big screens are going to go away. “Something that is action-oriented and large on production value, definitely you will like to see it on the big screen because it is a large scale movie. As a creative person, there is always a certain romanticism in watching your film release on the big screen. I don’t think it will ever go away,” he said. Also Read – ‘Always looking for that one great love’ “In the West, all the good drama moved to TV and only superhero films are released (in theatres) because theatres have become about spectacles and extravagant locales. “Something like ‘Chopsticks’ feels fine on the big TV. It is bittersweet thing, there are some things that you get here (on streaming platforms) and something that you don’t get. The biggest plus point (about digital release) is that the content is pure and it is told from the perspective of the filmmaker rather than from the perspective of the studio,” he added. Deol said he was one of the firsts to realise the potential of multiplexes as that is where his middle-of-the-road films were working while single screens catered to commercial entertainers. “I experienced a new platform and its impact when I was making my films back in my early years of my career. When the multiplex was coming up, how do you think ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ or ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’ or ‘Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local’ or ‘Dev D’ released. (They released) because of the multiplex coming up. Before that, single screens were there and they would not have released (those films).” The bone of contention in some quarters is the lack of censorship in digital space and there are talks to regulate the space but Deol believes censoring isn’t a solution. The actor said the audience should be the one to judge what they want to watch or not. “You want to protect people from sex and violence but they are going to get that anyway from the Internet. So might as well allow artistes and OTT platforms to work on controversial and provocative subjects. They should be able to have a nuanced dialogue through their writing and filming. Let the public be the deciding factor.” In “Chopsticks”, Deol plays the role of a conman named Artist. Earlier, the actor played a conman in “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!”. Drawing differences between the two characters, he said, “If Lucky was a lower class boy from Delhi, then Artist is a middle class urban guy from Mumbai. “He is educated while Lucky wasn’t. Lucky is ambitious and there is a certain bitterness in him that he wasn’t given the same amount of opportunities in life while Artist creates his own opportunities and for him stealing is an art and everything he does is out of passion or creativity.” The film, directed by Sachin Yardi, also stars Vijay Raaz.
Wake up, ex-handball players! Wake up, veterans! In the past, you won a lot of matches, also you lost many times, but when you decide to play in your forties or fifties – the name of your team is WINNERS.Masters Handball World Cup 2017 in Omis (Croatia) which will be held between April 28 and May 1 2017, has vision to motivate all the ex-handball players to come back on the playing court which means a life to many of us for a decades.WAKE UP YOUR HANDBALL ENERGYDo you remember THAT feeling when you were happy to score goals, make tricky shots and no look passes? When you were joyful with ball in your hands? It’s time to refresh your handball energy, feelings and memories – to play again. OK, it will be slower, but some things will never be forgotten.http://www.mhworldcup.comMEET OLD HANDBALL FRIENDS AND RIVALSHow many times you were happy for a victory and sad after losing match? Your team-mates and your rivals have another meaning in the world of Masters handball. Meet them, play with them, spent fantastic time together before, during and after matches. At the end of a Day, you are all winners.YOUR JOYFUL HANDBALL WEEKEND ON THE SEAOmis, lovely place in the middle of lovely Dalmatia 20 km near fantastic cirty of Split. Adriatic Coast, sunny weather, colorful spring, smell of sea and handball. You will have chance to play only few meters from Adriatic sea. The best possible place to do it.PLAY IN TWO BRAND-NEW HALLSHandball veterans deserve the best possible conditions for playing World Cup. That’s why in Omis you will play at two brand-new halls – ready to welcome old handball stars all around world. Sports halls are made according highest standards.THE „THIRD HALF-TIME“ IS SOMETIMES MOST IMPORTANTHandball is the most beautiful sport on the Earth. But, time after a good handball match is even better! Long days and long evenings are ahead of guest of Omis. Organizers prepare „ice-breaking“ parties which will stay in your memories forever.MEET A REAL HANDBALL LEGENDSMasters Handball World Cup 2017 will be place of gathering handball stars. We will never forget many of them.Many of them were world class players and they now just want to enjoy time with friends and throw some balls between the posts. We will ensure that some of them share their experience to all those handball old guys and young girls, who didn’t meet them before.WIN AWARDSThe last but not least are AWARDS! All Masters Handball World Cup 2017 Awards will be designed and dedicated to HANDBALL LEGENDS who aren’ with us anymore or they are, but MHWCh 2017 would like to praise their work and influence on all of us. Stay tuned to discover what MHWCh 2016 preparing for April [email protected]’S TIME FOR YOU! Masters Handball World Cup in Omis (Croatia) in April-May 2017 Masters Handball World Cup 2017 ← Previous Story Zebras’ sweet revenge in Flensburg! Next Story → A Film about legendary Igor Turchin