Dahan: Raakan Ka Rahasya is directed by Vikrant Pawar and written by a whopping three authors: Nisarg Mehta, Shiva Bajpai and Nikhil Nair. The show incorporates ideas from the supernatural and occult sciences and boasts spectacular views of Rajasthan.
Disney Plus Hotstar’s newest webshow, which is all set to stream starting today, is Dahan: Raakan Ka Rahasya,starring Saurab Shukla, Tisca Chopra Uncle Nayar playing a pivotal role. It was directed by Vikrant Pawar and written by his co-writers Nisarg Mehta, Shiva Bajpai and Nikhil Nair. The show incorporates ideas from the supernatural and occult sciences and boasts spectacular views of Rajasthan.
In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, the director (Vikrant), actor (Ankur) and three screenwriters (Nikhil, Nisarg and Shiva) discuss how the idea came to life in collaboration with cinematographer Saurabh Shukla. I was. The difference between the scenic look of the show and the creative process you face while making the piece.
Nikhil, where did you get the bud of that idea?
Nikhil Nair: The idea was born out of wanting to do something fun. To put someone in a very uncomfortable space like a fish out of water. We were very interested in the idea of a career-oriented, very powerful single mother in a terrifying situation. So I created a whole myth about this world and built a complete story on top of it.
Nisarg, this is your second movie Saurab Shukla After Daas Dev. How was the experience of working with him again and how much do you feel he has evolved as an actor?
(smile) dozen development was my first project. When I came to Bombay, I was an assistant director on the project, doing only post-production.i was working with Sudhir (Mishra) sir and sudhir sir and sir saurabh are like old friends. It was the first time I met Saurab Shukla in real life. I don’t think I need to answer how he evolved as an actor. As far as my writing was concerned, it was an education and a learning experience. I learned a lot from Shiva and Nikhil. This was the epic show we were writing about and it wasn’t banned.
Ankur, people are saying OTT is giving movies a tough competition. Is the media giving more actors a better chance than cinema?
Yes definitely. The more medium, the better for us actors, writers and technicians. Theater, then cinema, and now he had OTT, so one more addition. With OTT, your content will be consumed worldwide and reach a larger audience. You could sit at home and watch Israeli series or Jewish shows or whatever. Audiences are now more literate and conscious and don’t want to compromise in qualifiers. they want to do their best. Having options for your audience improves quality exponentially. Anxiety is very important for us to grow and be creative.
How important are the creative differences and arguments when Nikhil, Shiva, Vikrant and so many people are working on one show or project?
Shiva: Having a conversation is very important. We always encourage each other and try to get the best out of each other. This is the part of filmmaking that you don’t see very often. What I love about this show is that it came out of a very good creative process. It’s not just one vision, it’s the vision of everyone who wanted to see something exciting and fun.
Nikhil: We are all horror aficionados and come from all different backgrounds. There are many conflicts, but it’s all a fun process. I haven’t had anything scary in a long time, so I wanted to make the show as scary as possible. The writer’s room is full of fun things. The thought of him being in a room with two people who are very passionate will give you a boost of energy.
Vikrant: I understand these arguments very well (laughs). For me it was part of the responsibility. If I come as an outsider and see what they’ve done, I better add something to it. was nudging them, pushing them in the direction of “hey guys, how about this side”.
If social media can ruin suspense from day one, what are the challenges of writing a thriller?
Nisarg: It’s a privileged position for people to spoil our shows. Whatever work you’ve done, it’s a big change that people accept it and think it’s worth telling others about.
Shiva: But to add, I don’t think you should distribute spoilers and spoil for others.
Nikhil: I have a friend who likes to read all shows before actually watching them. I feel like we really have to embrace the way people like to see certain things. The show is about thrills, but it’s also about the characters’ stories and journeys. You can enjoy a detective journey while reading the ending of the murder mystery.
Nisarg: It’s also a visual experience. There was a great Ben adaptation of the book, and it had its own fan base in the audiovisual media.
Vikrant said that aside from the stunning cinematography, Rajasthan has never looked so good.
Thank you for your compliment. I had a lot of fun shooting in Rajasthan. What matters to people is how she gets to where the conflict her protagonist is going through, the inner and outer demons, is resolved. It’s a full-blown entertainer with all sorts of subplots.
https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/writer-nisarg-mehta-on-dahan-raakan-ka-rahasya-its-a-privileged-position-to-be-in-if-viewers-give-spoilers-11263151.html “It’s a privileged position when viewers give spoilers” – Entertainment News, First Post