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Diganta Dey: A new budding filmmaker from India
Many people have not heard Diganta Dey's name before, while some people are searching his name on Google and Facebook. Most people perhaps don't know that at the age of 24 Dey has made four award winning short films which have been critically acclaimed at various film festivals in India and abroad.

He is now called a 'veteran' in Indian independent film industry for his outstanding works. He was first noticed for his experimental work 'Khelna Bati' as well as 'My Toy World' where the technique called 'chuckimation' was introduced to Indian audience. And now his name is popping up again for his short documentary film 'Roadside Scientist' which is based on the life story of a President's Award recipient scientist Sukomol Basak hailing from a remote village of Bengal who after starting life as a vegetable seller now runs a small grocery shop in his village.

Till now this film has got 9 awards and approximately 25 festival nominations worldwide. It is considered as one of the best works done by Dey as per critics. He is also hails from the same village from where the scientist lives. Dey's journey of proving himself as a filmmaker had started from the same place at the age of 19 which is seriously portrays Diganta's passion toward making a film in spite of many challenges. He was introduced to world cinema at a time when funding for making films was a big issue. In India, in the digital age when the equipment is available affordable prices, many self-taught filmmakers all around the country are producing their own films. They are making films exceptionally well and proving themselves as filmmakers who have potential if they will get proper assistance.

'Indian cinema' which is very dynamic in stage where many layers like regional industry, Bollywood mainstream, web originals are ruling by their own manifesto then a possibility is coming up in the name of 'independent film' where we can get some tremendous cinema and some of village filmmakers who are telling their own stories like Rima Das (director of Village Rockstars) who tells stories from the North East. Even in Dey's Roadside Scientist, a new wave of Indian cinema is clearly visible.

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