‘I want to make realistic films’
Debutant director Aban Bharucha Deohans talks about making films that audiences can relate to
Filmmaker Aban Bharucha
Deohans (right) whose debut film Teaspoon deals with the complex relationship between a daughter-in-law and her father-in-law, says that she loves making films with which audiences can feel a connect.
“I’m one of those filmmakers who love to depict the realism that exists in society. I mean, I want to make films in which the audience can empathise with and relate to the characters,” she says. “As far as this film goes, my friends told me a lot of stories about how newlywed women have it really tough. From those stories rose a common thought about complexities, and that’s how I decided to make the film.”
The film starring actors Vaquar Sheikh and Sree Swara was also a part of several film festivals around the globe, including the Poppy Jasper Film Festival, where it won the Best Foreign Film Award. Aban admits she was surprised that people in the West could relate to the film. “It’s more of an Indian thing, you know, the relationship between a father-in-law and his daughter-in-law. So I was a bit surprised, when I saw people watching and appreciating the film,” she says, adding, “About 60% of married men stay at home and women whose husbands work outside have absolutely no idea what goes on in their houses.”
Aban also talks about people having liked the concept of her film. She says, “I think people related to it because at the end of the day, it’s about relationships. That is the USP of the film. It talks about relationships.”