‘It’s difficult to make candyfloss cinema’
Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says he enjoys such films but making one won’t be an easy task for him
Vishal Bhardwaj (left) is a filmmaker who is known for his brand of cinema. Having won accolades for his films such as Omkara (2006) and Haider (2014), the National Award-winner says he finds it difficult to make masala films.
“Candyfloss cinema is something I enjoy. I’ve grown up watching Manmohan Desai’s films, like Amar Akhbar Anthony and would love to make them some day. But I know it will not be an easy task for me... I think the kind of films you make, reflects how you are as a person. You have to be in a state of constant high to make such energetic films,” says Bhardwaj.
Another filmmaker, whose work he enjoys watching is Rajkumar Hirani, who has helmed movies such as Munnabhai MBBS (2003), 3 Idiots (2009) and PK (2014).
“I really like Rajkumar Hirani’s movies. They are very good in content. I think he is one filmmaker who has achieved the balance between both the kinds of cinema. Unreal but real, entertaining yet having good matter,” says Bhardwaj.
The filmmaker is known to also have a musical side. He may have worked as a composer on films such as Ishqiya (2010), Matru Ki Bijilee Ka Mandola (2013) and Dedh Ishqiya (2014), but he does not prioritise his music career. “I don’t take myself seriously as a singer and sometimes I’m pushed to sing in movies. I manage to pull it off because I’m experienced in my field. I don’t think I’m going to pursue a serious career in it,” he says.
You have to be in a state of constant high to make energetic films Vishal Bhardwaj, filmmaker