By Harish Sharma
Goa, 24 Nov: “Lost is not a studio-based film, it’s a story based on real life events. You have to jump into the story, feel every bit of the character, which resonates with our self-experience and the world around us,” said Yami Gautam at a “Table Talk” session organised by PIB on the sideline of the 53rd edition of International Film festival of India in Goa.
Narrating her experience of portraying the protagonist in the film, Yami said, “When such a character comes to you, it becomes very challenging to perform. Sometimes we feel less is more and I followed this dictum. I didn’t actually try to portray the character in the film. I was just inside the character as it is.”
She said that sometimes people have extreme experiences that are difficult to express in words. “Lost is an investigative thriller that reflects that intense personal experience,” she added.
Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury said Lost highlights the issue of media integrity in a practical way.
Commenting more about the character played by Yami, Aniruddha said it’s a very intense internal conflict that the character goes through. “In certain roles there are a lot of dialogues and elements you need to perform, but this is not just a character, this is a conviction and commitment. You need to watch the film to find the real Yami,” he advised.
The film was screened at IFFI today and received very good audience response.
The film has been directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. The cast includes Yami Gautam, Pankaj Kapur and Tushar Pandey.
Inspired by true events, Lost is the story of a bright young woman crime reporter in relentless search for truth behind the sudden disappearance of a young theatre artist. An investigative thriller that represents a higher quest, a search for lost values of empathy and integrity.