Madhur Bhandarkar: Strong conviction must to bring out good films – Panaji News
At the ‘Masterclass on Filmmaking’, held as a part of the 52nd International Film Festival of India on Sunday, Bhandarkar stated, “The concept of my film always originates from me. I believe in myself and my stories. I go for the film only when I attain strong conviction in a story.”
Pointing out that what the digital camera catches stays for a lifetime, he stated the tempo of the movie must be very partaking.
“I always try to maintain balance between art and commercial films and make engaging films based on realistic plots,” the director defined.
While interacting with cinephiles, he stated, “These days, OTT platforms provide good opportunities to aspiring directors and producers.”
‘Chandni Bar’ gave a lift to his belief and confidence to transfer forward, the director of award-profitable films like ‘Page 3’ and ‘Traffic Signal’, stated, whereas speaking about his cinematic journey.
“I was there in the movie from beginning till end. Though it was a dark and depressive film, it was engaging and it worked,” he added.
Talking about his future plans, he stated, “We went through a very tough and testing time during the pandemic period. So now I am going to start work on a comedy film soon.”
The Masterclass was moderated by famous movie critic Taran Adarsh. The session ended with felicitation of Bhandarkar and Adarsh by National Award-winning director Nila Madhab Panda.