Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Who is a film for?

I don't believe films cater to the same things.

Sometimes you want to have a snack. Sometimes popcorn to pass the time. Or a full-blown meal. Or you have food at home.

All of it is food. But they differ according to your mood, your state of mind.

Films are exactly the same.

You might take a movie like Satya very seriously. While you might take Vaastu Shastra in a very tongue-in-cheek manner: You are startled if somebody yells 'Boo', do-teen baar from behind the door.

In that moment, it worked. Now don't get into why he said 'Boo,' what is he doing behind the door. (laughs)

It is not necessary that everyone likes a film.

Films are like people. I might be liked by five people; I might be hated by five people.

[But it is okay] As long as I am myself. So I'm very clear about that aspect.

If a guy starts from VT Central [Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station in south Mumbai] in a taxi and travels to Andheri [the northwestern Mumbai suburb], you can make a film on that.

Provided what happens en route is interesting.

[What is important is] To take the audience into his [the director's] mind, and the way he perceives things.

If you can capture it, that is a story for me.

Anything, anything is possible! The conversation must be interesting: The whole point is about holding the audience's interest. [Through] Conversation, action, love, anything.

In the picture: Aamir Khan and Urmila Matondkar, who starred in Ram Gopal Varma's Hindi hit, Rangeela.


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