Mission Majnu director Shantanu Bagchi feels ecstatic about the Sidharth Malhotra-starrer, which is ruling Netflix’s top 10 movies in India. While some might think it’s the award-winning ad maker’s film debut, his first film as a child artist was Satyajit Ray’s Sonar Kella. In a conversation with Hindustan Times, Shantanu recalled his fond memories of Ray who sparked his interest in filmmaking and his latest experience with Mission Majnu.

Several fans hoped for a theatrical release of Mission Majnu and many repeated it on Twitter even after it landed on Netflix on January 20. Shantanu reasoned their decision, “A lot of people say that but in today’s day and age, the reach that Netflix can bring is absolutely great. For instance, even though I knew that it was released in 190 countries, I had my doubts that anybody but Indians would watch it. I was thinking maybe in India…

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