Director, actor, producer and screenwriter Sujoy Ghosh draws the no-censors line in web series with Spiderman’s words—with great power comes great responsibility. Excerpts from an interview with Lachmi Deb Roy:
Tell us about your experience on writing Typewriter?
Quite an eye-opening experience; first, I had to unlearn whatever I learnt in films and then I took on the series. A series is more about characters and their lives because that is what the audience is investing in. It’s more voyeuristic. As an audience you get to experience someone else’s life at close quarters. You are almost in sync with the character and the writing process is so much more different. You live with a character longer and each character is equally important. In a film, I can afford to stay with Vidya Bagchi, but in a series, I would have to go back home with Rana and meet his mother.
Why did you venture into web series?
Purely to learn and see if I can do it. Also,...