Bollywood 'vulgarity' irks Pakistan director

Syed Noor maintains that a film's purpose is to attract viewers through emotional scenes and songs, but the situation in Bollywood is otherwise.

india Updated: May 13, 2006 12:33 IST

Pakistani film director Syed Noor has criticised "vulgarity" in Indian films.

Saying a movie's purpose was to convey a social message and to attract viewers through emotional scenes and songs, Noor says the situation in Bollywood is otherwise.

Noor says he is trying tofollow in the footsteps of prominent directors of the past, adding that he had learnt a lot from Muhammad Javed Fazil and S Suleman. He criticised filmmakers promoting vulgarity. "These filmmakers and directors have forgotten the traditions of their predecessors," he observes.

The Pakistani director added that he made films that could be watched by entire families.

First Published: May 13, 2006 12:33 IST