Nolan is regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers of the 21st century courtesy titles like Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk. "When we talk about film, it's film not as a technology but as a creative medium, which Tacita has an interest in as an artist and me as a narrative filmmaker", clarified Nolan. "With their visit, along with the participation of some of the who's who of our Indian film industry, hopefully, the talk and encouragement of shooting and projecting film in celluloid will start", the IANS quoted Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, the head of Film Heritage Foundation, as saying ahead of Nolan's arrival. Christopher Nolan has recently watched legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali and the ace Hollywood director says he is willing to learn more about Indian cinema.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan had his fanboy moment as the actor met renowned filmmaker Christopher Nolan today. Film Heritage Foundation, which works towards the saving and restoring the film heritage of India and neighbouring countries has partnered with Nolan and Dean to raise awareness in India about film being a working medium, with unique intrinsic qualities that artists and filmmakers need. As supporters of film preservation and restoration initiatives in the Indian subcontinent for 4 years now, we understand the importance of saving cinema in every medium, be it digital or analogue i.e. celluloid. He believes in the magic that films lend to the experience of watching a movie for any moviegoer. That's one of our favourite Kamal Haasan films. "That proves how people are still interested in experiencing celluloid (films)".
Nolan added that he wants to preserve history of films for future generations by promoting and protecting the work from the past and "making it available to the audiences of tomorrow". "I want to watch more of them". I think it is one of the best films ever made. All of his films have been shot on celluloid with hefty cameras like the IMAX camera used in Dunkirk and Interstellar. His latest offering "Dunkirk" was also film but in India came as a digital release.