After the support Dev D, one Wednesday, Rank From Ba'shan and Barfi! during their previous appearances at UTV, the dynamic duo, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, joined hands for Pihu, directed by the winner of the National Award Vinod Kapri, who was previously called Miss Tanacour Haasir Ho.
Screwvala and Kapur will further follow their connection with Shonali Bose's Priyanka Chopra-Farhan Akhtar-starrer The Sky is Pink, and Shah Rook Han-protagonist Rakesh Sharma biopic Salah Jahan Se Achcha (which will be directed by Mahesh Mathai), which will last next year.
Pihu marks the first collaboration between Screwvala's RSVP and Kapur's Roy Kapur films. The film is about what happens when circumstances lead to a two-year-old girl who lives alone in an apartment. It is based on a true story and has only one character all over the world. "We were in the process of developing another project with Vinod and told us about Pihu. We saw it and was quite surprised at how it managed to create a 90-minute experience with a two-year-old and paid all your attention. It keeps you at the edge of the seat and emotionally charged. That's where we decided we wanted to support this film. It's always exciting to meet directors who want to tell stories that upset the status quo with a bold new narrative style, "said Kapur.
"Imagine 90 minutes of a fascinating experience. It can easily be a true story and yet it draws to your heart at all times. Pihu it's really exciting, "said Screwvala. Pihu was officially selected for famous international film festivals, including Vancouver, Palmsprings, Iran, Morocco and Germany. It was also the opening film at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, in 2017.
In their second round, the twin argued that they would like to develop their own scenarios, but there could be exceptions Pihu. "And Siddharth and I decided that in our second avatar, we're going to get movies differently. We'll do our own scripts. Pihu it was different and when we saw the movie, it took us away from the fact that we would not get ready movies. It was very special. Films like this have to be open to the public to come and watch, "said Screwvala.
Furthermore, speaking about their long-term relationship, Capour said: "For me, familiarity is great because I've worked with Ronnie for 15 years since I installed UTV Motion Pictures in the early days." There is a meeting of minds about content "We just feel comfortable and almost the same on our second avatar, because there has been a competition of sensitivity throughout."
"There is a creative setting, there is a vision adjustment, there is a deep sense of understanding and trust between Siddharth and I. Especially when you do things out of nothing, you need a lot of faith because whatever can be your best designed plans, things may go wrong, things are going to change, and you still want to be clear that the final product will be what it wants to be. We have this level of comfort, "said Screwvala.
The duo will take it from the end of the previous movie that dates its course and encourages new talents. "Ronnie's philosophy at UTV from the very beginning was the same, we did not go out of the movies and it was always an approach directed by the directors." We supported the directors who had big stories to tell regardless of the fact that their previous films might they did not work or were their first film, from a Dibakar Banerjee, a Rakeyysh Om Prakash Mehra, Neeraj Pandey or Rajkumar Gupta … he has never supported a new director, but claiming he had a great story to say, a director who had invested p hero in this, "said Kapur.
Screwvala, "It's not just about giving opportunities to new people, but once you know there's a director, then you do not think of him as the director for the first time, there's nothing charitable." "If you believe, go with him. when we build organizations and work with young people, I do not think of giving the opportunity to first-generation entrepreneurs. Working with new talents, a new mindset is great fun. "
And the most exciting place for them to run their individual production components develops their own scenarios. While the upcoming works of Screwvala include Kedarnath, Sonchiriya and Uri, Kapur, in addition to producing an eclectic series of films (Vinil Mathew-directed Sinbad and Sooni Taraporevala Ballet boys) goes digitally to a great extent by working with Jio. "We collaborate with Jio and we will start some concerts next year. For content creators, it's a great opportunity to have stories about the length and breadth of the country," said Kapur.
"For me, at the moment, movies are fun, if something really creates a creative appeal, then we will see digitally," said Screwvala, who together with Kapur had to reunite with Aamir Khan for his biopic Rakesh Sharma . But for some reason, the actor resigned and SRK replaced him. Aamir has worked extensively with producers for films like Rang De Basanti, Belly belly, PK and Dangal. "We will work with Aamir at any time, but he is currently focusing Mahabharat, "Kapur said.
By 2018 being profitable for Bollywood compared to previous years, both Screwvala and Kapur are quite excited about the future. "Traps have grown this year compared to recent years where it has declined, and that's a big sign." That tells you that cinema does not go anywhere, it's just about creating extraordinary content and people will come in. It's as sold in cinematic experience as it has always been, just that we did not give them good movies. It is not that the OTT or the digital one gets away, they will come to the cinema week after week if they like the content, "said Kapur.
Finally, commenting on the star system, both unanimously believe that one can not beat the star combination along with a great story and script. "What has changed is probably films that did not have a star in the past could have had some glass ceiling in the box office. But that has changed now and they make Rs 100 crore plus the numbers too, and that's a big sign. from seven to 10 years, he could have done half of them, if not less, which means that the taste of the audience has widened but has not changed, the audience will continue to make big Khan movies and will also go for a small or medium-sized movies, "said Kapur.
First Published: November 17, 2018 17:16
| Last updated: November 17, 2018 17:16
Last updated: November 17, 2018 17:16