It has made rounds of several film festivals around the world. Now,
Love Sex Aur Dhokha (LSD)
has made it to the list of best feature films released in 2010 on IMDB (Internet Movie Database). It is currently ranking 19th.
Director Dibakar Banerjee, however, admits that he had no clue about the existence of the list. “I have no idea how this list came about. I think it’s a suspect, a slightly dodgy system that we are following here. I don’t know who has coined this it on IMDB,” he says.
The ALT Entertainment film had opened across 350 screens in India and garnered great critical acclaim. Point out to him that the list features films from all over the world and Banerjee replies incredulously, “I frankly can’t think why
will be placed as No 19. IMDB has all kinds of films from across the world and if we count them all, I’m sure we will find better films than
. I’m not interested in such lists,” Banerjee laughs, adding that since IMDB is a voters’ site, it really depends how many people voted for the film.
But he agrees that a film should be given credit if it generates a response. “It’s my film and I would love for it to be loved by every single person. So if the list is about how many people have engaged in conversation about a particular film, then it’s a measure of how topical it is. That way, the list is fine. I’d love it if
, as a film, provoked conversations, debates, reactions and discussions about the subject,” he reasons.
Among several memories of audience appeal for the film, Banerjee recalls one incident: “A friend of mine was watching the movie and there was this couple sitting in front. Half way through the film, the wife told the husband that she felt like she was being watched right then. So, I’m happy that
has generated a reaction like that and I’d leave it at that.”
In the process of scripting his next,
, a political thriller that will reportedly star Abhay Deol, Banerjee prefers keeping mum, “We’ll make an announcement about the film in the first week of January next year.”