When did Infinity and Beyond Productions begin life? How many are involved?
6th March 1998.
The core of the team includes Praveen K Singh the Associate Producer, Kamal Negi our Cameramen, Amit Jolly - Editor, Janki Kathayt & Manish Arora - Assistant Directors/ Researchers, Raj Rani Arora is the Art Director, Ranvir Singh Mahar the Production Manager and of course me - Manoj Rajdutt Producer/ Director.How did you meet?
We are all in the field for several years and during 1998-99 we were in regular touch through different projects we were doing for other production houses. We found that there were very few people working towards any particular cause, that is literacy, the environment, population-education, the status of women and children, drug-abuse and the like. We thought of forming a group to produce socially relevant films apart from any other projects that came our way. So we joined up with Pratibimb Communications Pvt. Ltd. and formed this group - Infinity & Beyond Productions.Where are you based?
Delhi, the far North of India.From where did the ethos of social relevance filmmaking arise?
I strongly believe that the ethos of social relevance draws inner strength from the ground realities of the social milieu around us and especially so when we are associated with filmmaking. During the course of our routine social interaction on the typical Indian street, we come across the material and characters for stories of this kind.Is there a strong history social idealism through film in India?
Not a great deal, but it is there. The Indian Film Industry is still at the growing despite the fact that it produces more then 800 films each year, which is the largest output in the world; it still lacks a meaningful sense of social idealism.