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Shoojit Sircar tells us why there will not be any conventional ‘herogiri’ in Madras Cafe
Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 4, 2013)
Shoojit Sircar has just finished shooting for Madras Café. When we called him on Thursday, the director, whose previous film Vicky Donor has won three National Awards this year, including one for the best popular film, was getting all suited up to attend the ceremony. After much persuasion he agreed for a short interview.
“We wrapped up shooting for Madras Café two weeks ago. But as you know, the real filmmaking process starts after this, when we sit down to edit it. Considering that we have already fixed the release date as August 30, I am racing against time,” he says.
Although Vicky Donor missed a shot at the Oscars because the producers failed to send it for nominations, Shoojit is planning to take his next film to international film festivals. “Frankly, I don’t know what kind of films work well at festivals. But I am surely going to take this film around (in festivals).” He says hoping Madras Cafe will garner favourable response from the jury members. Nargis Fakhri, who was picked over Sheetal Mallar, his original choice for the female lead, in Madras Café is hardly known for her acting skills. When asked about this curious choice, Shoojit explains: “Nargis may have faced much criticism, I always knew she would be able to deliver. You will see a completely new Nargis in this film. Not many know, but I was the first person to More >
Director Shoojit Sircar and writer Juhi Chaturvedi talk to Nihit Bhave about their ‘baby’ Vicky Donor and all that went into ‘producing’ it
BOMBAY TIMES (May 3, 2012)
Leave out the clichéd love stories and action films. The saas-bahu operas too. It’s time to break the taboo. Cross the line. Plant the seed (a fertile one at that) of a brave idea. Here, director Shoojit Sircar and writer Juhi Chaturvedi talk about their film, Vicky Donor…
One helluva sperm of an idea, Vicky Donor has shocked the Indian audiences… Shoojit: You can say that we’re proud parents now. There was phase of disappointment, but it feels great to get appreciated. The thought was very clear from the word ‘GO’. It was the story of a relationship between the sperm donor and the doctor. We just had to play with it carefully. Juhi: In advertising, they teach us to be brave, different and novel. That was my starting point. I started wondering what the life of a sperm donor must be like…
John even turned item boy for the film… Shoojit: I personally don’t like item songs, and neither does John. But there were no lip-sync songs in this Punjabi-Bong cultural fest of a movie, and we thought it might help the film.
Ayushmann has hit bull’s-eye with this role… Juhi: He nailed the character. It was exactly how I’d written and imagined it. Shoojit: No one could have done it better. Maybe, as an afterthought, if it wasn’t Ayushmann, the only actor who could’ve played the sperm donor is Ranbir.
There wasn’t a More >