Men Will Be Men, the forthcoming comedy flick may not boast of big stars but nonetheless aims to tickle the audience’s bones with its tongue-in-cheek humour. Directed by debutante Gorky and produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, the film featuring television actors Rohit Khurana, Gaurav Chopra among others, takes a look at four men who’re frustrated with the monotony in their lives.
According to Gorky, “The movie is skewed towards male humour and explores the lives of men who refuse to grow up.” The first-time director, who’s assisted Kundan Shah on Kya Kehna! and Hum To Mohabbat Ke, previously, before venturing into his debut, calls his film was a “happy accident.”
He elaborates, “Samar Khan of Red Chillies wanted me to work on a film to be aired on TV. So we didn’t shoot it as per the cinematic aspects and ratio.” So, while it was a pleasant surprise, he admits that it was also a technical hassle. “Thankfully, everything got sorted out eventually”, he beams.
The filmmaker reveals his apprehensions about his movie rubbing the Central Board of Film certification the wrong way, with its suggestive dialogues and jokes. “I was sure that the Censor Board would ask us to edit certain parts since the reviewing committee for my film consisted entirely of women. Fortunately, it was a smooth ride,” he says. Undeterred by the lack of star presence in his movie, which opens in cinemas on April 29, Gorky believes that it’s more convenient to work with TV actors than big names. “TV actors are more humble and know how to deliver within a short time. There are no frequent ‘cuts’ that extend shooting and they know how to maintain the intensity of the character even while doing successive retakes”, he reasons.