Social media is seen by many as an outlet for vanity and often induces jealousy in the ones that consume it. While it was originally intended to give a glimpse into a person’s life hopefully, an honest one. Of all the social media platforms that are out there, Instagram is the least conducive to a director’s profile. Of the few biggies that are present, their profiles look a lot like a Bollywood photo galleries littered with the party and event pics.
National award winning director, Onir is one director who is breaking the clutter and actually giving a glimpse into his thought process and feelings, and in a rather artist manner, one might add. As he has always been on the artistic side of cinema, it is not surprising that he is expressing himself via poetry
His Instagram page via his poems is a true extension of himself beyond the boundaries of perception that limits his identity to cinema. For a true fan of cinema or a student of cinema, It is a rare opportunity to take a look at the inner workings of the mind of a Director. Onir is not some part-time poet either, a very big chunk of his Instagram feed is covered by poems. These poems are also very well received by people who have nothing to do with Bollywood at all, but are just poetry enthusiasts from across the world.