Director-choreographer Remo D’Souza feels lucky that he is part of the Hindi film industry at a time when movies with good script, made with a good mix of drama and emotion, work over those which boast of star-studded casts.
“I think the audience has changed. This is the best time for the industry. Right now the script works, not the stars. If your script is strong, it will work,” Remo said.
If he made his directorial debut F.A.L.T.U with actors like Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Arshad Warsi and Ritesh Deshmukh, his second project, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, saw talent from TV dance reality shows sharing screen space with established dancers like Prabhu deva and Ganesh Acharya. “ABCD... worked as “it had a story as well as emotions with dance,” said Remo.
Both his movies are “youth-centric”, he said, adding, “They had drama also. F.A.L.T.U. had drama around a family, and ABCD.... dealt with the guru-shishya relationship and parents who didn’t allow their children to dance. With youth, I keep drama and emotion together.”
Remo has choreographed for reality shows as well as for films, and he says there’s a huge difference between the two. “For film, it is not only about choreographing, it is about overall look and technicality. On stage, it is a one-time performance,” he said.