Art Director Sandeep Ravade Reveals His Inspiration Behind The Confessional In R. Balki’s Chup


Sandeep Ravade with R. Balki l Pic: Instagram/Instagram/sandeepravade

Sandeep Ravade, who is known for designing sets for films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, PK and Baby among many others, is currently gaining attention for his work in R. Balki’s Chup: Revenge of The Artist. It was his exceptional skills that added even more life to Chup… giving him a more realistic feel. Sandeep built an intriguing set that had some really eye-catching accessories to watch out for, one of which was the confession box.

The confessional at Chup |

Talking more about the idea behind it, Sandeep shares, “There was a lot of debate and discussion on the basement set because the first time we were going to show Guru Datt sahab on a poster. Danny (Dulquer Salmaan) is an artist, so what will be his perspective on the poster that has been one of our biggest challenges. Guru Dutt sahab which Danny adored and after the murders he used to offer all the flowers, tulips as critics’ notes in front of him. So I decided for a week-long scenario that we can go through and decide our approach because it should look like a very dramatic space and not just a basement that has a big poster in it.

He adds: “I had the idea of ​​having a church confessional because it is Catholic. And then we put a confession box, above which Danny could put the Guru Dutt poster with candles and worship him there. So all those little things from the confession box, to the light coming from a little opening that gave it a very dramatic feel just like R. Balki sir wanted it and even our DOP loved that idea, they were really happy of that thought and that’s how we made a full size confession box like you see in any church when we go to a father’s house to confess and that same concept we brought to the basement of Danny where he would sit in front of the Guru Dutt poster and make all his confessions about his murders”.

Chup is currently shooting in cinemas and stars Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Saranya Ponvannan, Pooja Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan.

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