Richa Chadha’s Madam Chief Minister gets a ‘coffee table book’ ode
Yogesh Chiplunkar, a photographer, drew inspiration from India’s first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi, as well as the film for the book
The photographer said he was inspired by India’s first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi, as well as the film. Yogesh had also worked directly on the sets of the movie to capture moments instead of shooting from the sidelines.
Over the last few years, a prominent shift in the narratives in Bollywood has been observed, with numerous women-centric films emerging in the industry. One of the latest movies to make it to this list is Madam Chief Minister, a political drama that is now streaming on Netflix.
The book is now on the shelves and is said to be the creator’s tribute to the film and its theme of women empowerment.
Talking about his work, Richa Chadha says, “Yogesh has masterfully managed to capture moments that are so precious not just to me but surely to the viewers as well, and I am in complete awe of his work! Talent and inspiration has always walked side by side and I think this is another example of just that.”
Yogesh said, “Thanks, Richa. Or I must say Madam CM!!! It’s been a treat to capture your candid moments in the movie. You got into the skin of the character gracefully & it shows in every frame I clicked. Your trust in me was as important as the camera. Truly!”