Paresh Kamdar talks about his aesthetically driven venture Khargosh, changing standpoint of world cinema, market and a lot more. Srishti jha catches up with the director during Osian's film festival.
How was the experience of working on a movie like Khargosh?
It was like dream come true. Beyond doubt a wonderful experience. My producer gave me freedom in every way. I was allowed to take risks, which was actually a need. There was no restraint in terms of financial matters and I wasn't even expected to make a festive kind of a thing. I just had to make a fine movie and I tried my best to make one.
What is your take on the changing perspectives of Indian cinema?
Things are changing and getting restructured. The modifications are of course quite positive. A new generation of filmmakers is coming up, making all kinds of movies, which is very good. Different stories are worked upon in diverse styles. The only thing which needs a change is the trade aspect of Indian cinema. The producers should earn in terms of their investment and hard work.
What are your views on world cinema? How well is it getting accepted?
All kinds of films are getting made these days. All countries and cultures have their distinct style of presentation of ideas and movie making. And contemporary audience is opening up to these emerging trends. Now the DVD culture has made all kinds of ideas and things accessible to the world.
What is the most important aspect for you when you direct a film?
The most important thing is, how well I am creating the film, cinematically. Many elements are there to a film. Story, ideation, and the theme are all very important. But the most important thing is the feel of cinema. The whole idea of cinema can't be overshadowed by anything else. The film should work with the audience as music does. It should be there all over. For me my film is music to me.
Any upcoming projects?
I am in the search mode right now. I am waiting for something to click. Let's see how things fall in place.
Which genres would you like to experiment with?
I have done black comedy in Tunnu ki Tina. I have worked on the neo-realistic element in Johnny, Johnny-Yes Papa. Khargosh is aesthetically driven. I would like to work upon something that strikes me. That's it. It can be anything.