With this debut directorial venture, ‘
’, Sanjay Tripathi has broken into the consciousness of Indian movie enthusiasts. The movie featured legendary actors such as the Late Farooque Sheikh, the evergreen
and Sarika. It was a fresh take on a subject seldom touched upon: depression. While the movie might’ve not grossed a lot in terms of box office sales, it was so well appreciated by audiences and critics alike that it was able to attain a respectable box office collection at the end of its 100-day run, which Tripathi felt happened thanks to word of mouth. Tripathi didn’t take the conventional path to becoming a director. He graduated from Delhi University in Physics and his career begun as a science journalist for ‘Computers Today’, an outlet of India Today.
Later, he decided to pursue his directorial passions by directing shows like ‘
’ and then started to make significant strides by creating and producing various celebrated documentaries and shows for BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Someone whose forte was science fiction, his show ‘
’ attained both critical and commercial success in 2011. ‘Club 60’ was made with considerable hard work and it took a lot of dedication from Tripathi’s end to make this movie happen despite budgetary constraints. In a country where intellectually uplifting or fresh, experimental cinema is not abundant nor encouraged due to an investment opportunity, it is good to see that talented directors like Sanjay Tripathi are coming to the fore and are trying to deliver something visually refreshing in contrast to the same old drab that is released in Indian theatres for the most part of the year.