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I make movies in an unrealistic manner: Jahnu Barua

bollywood Updated: Oct 25, 2012 16:22 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
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When Jahnu Barua decided to make Baandhon, a film which he says is “close to his heart”, he was sure of one thing — he wanted to show a fight against terrorism, but without any bloodshed. He says, “For a long time now, I’ve been trying to make a movie that raises a voice against terrorism. I’ve been wanting to make a human statement, but without showing violence.”

Barua explains, “Whenever people have made films on such topics, they’ve opted for violence and bloodshed. I’m not against it, but I wanted to make something that people could easily connect with. I feel it has a better impact that way.”

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Baandhon is a movie about a 73-year-old couple from Damdeswar, a remote village in north Assam. Having lost their only son and daughter-in-law, they now live with their grandson, Pona, who is the only reason the couple has to live for. An engineering student in Mumbai, Pona suddenly goes missing one day and hence, the couple travels to the city in search of him, only to find out that he was one of the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks.

When asked if he would ever like to venture into making mainstream movies, Barua says, “I don’t differentiate between the two. I make films that connect with the audience. I make them in an unrealistic manner. They always have a human touch.” When Jahnu Barua decided to make Baandhon, a film which he says is “close to his heart”, he was sure of one thing — he wanted to show a fight against terrorism, but without any bloodshed. He says, “For a long time now, I’ve been trying to make a movie that raises a voice against terrorism. I’ve been wanting to make a human statement, but without showing violence.”

Barua explains, “Whenever people have made films on such topics, they’ve opted for violence and bloodshed. I’m not against it, but I wanted to make something that people could easily connect with. I feel it has a better impact that way.”

Baandhon is a movie about a 73-year-old couple from Damdeswar, a remote village in north Assam. Having lost their only son and daughter-in-law, they now live with their grandson, Pona, who is the only reason the couple has to live for. An engineering student in Mumbai, Pona suddenly goes missing one day and hence, the couple travels to the city in search of him, only to find out that he was one of the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks.

When asked if he would ever like to venture into making mainstream movies, Barua says, “I don’t differentiate between the two. I make films that connect with the audience. I make them in an unrealistic manner. They always have a human touch.”