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'Lost' highlights issue of media integrity

A Draft Correspondent | Panjim

On the sidelines of the ongoing 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa, during a Table Talks session organised by PIB, the cast and crew of Lost interacted with media personnel.

Yami Gautam at IFFI53 in Panjim, Goa
Actor Yami Gautam said, "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." 

Narrating her experience of portraying the protagonist in the film Yami said, when such 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 added.

Yami Gautam (centre) and 'Lost' director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury during the Table Talks session
Yami said that sometimes people have such extreme experiences, which are difficult to express in words. "Lost is an investigative thriller, which reflects that intense personal experience," she flagged.

Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury said Lost highlights the issue of media integrity in a practical way. Briefing more about Yami's character, Aniruddha said it’s a very intense internal conflict that the character goes through.

“In certain roles there are 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 asserted.

The cast and crew of 'Lost' at IFFI53 red carpet
Lost was screened at the 53rd IFFI with a warm response from the audience. The film is inspired by true events. It's a 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.

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