A Google feature film lays bare life in India

Executive Producer Richie Mehta talks about Google’s feature film “India in a Day” which is made entirely from contributions of Indians of all walks of life on October 10, 2015.

(REUTERS/SCOTT FREE UK) – Technology company Google has made a foray into feature films with the crowd contributed film “India in a Day”. Produced by British film maker Ridley Scott and Indian independent director Anurag Kashyap, the production invited people living in India to talk about their daily lives on October 10, 2015. The film, which is due to be released on YouTube for free soon, had thousands of contributions which were supervised by executive producer Richie Mehta. The concept was to get a broad view of India from all walks of life and the film follows Indians through the hours of the day. ‘India in a Day’, which premiered on Friday (September 23) in India, will first have a cinematic release in India before being available worldwide on YouTube.