Saturday, August 25, 2012
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Punjabi film director Gurvinder Singh, who received a National award for his debut film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" ("Alms for the Blind Horse"), says he cannot make commercial films and is rather happy with issue-based cinema.
"I love watching them (commercial films). The last ones I saw were 'Kahaani', 'Paan Singh Tomar' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1'. I always look forward to watching mainstream cinema like the audience, but I can't make such films," Singh told IANS.
"I don't have that kind of thinking. I am happy making issue-based films," he added.
Set in the backdrop of Punjab, "Anhey Ghorey...", based on Jnanpeeth Award winner Gurdial Singh's novel of the same title, portrays the plight and problems of farmers and is made with local villagers.
Singh is glad to see that young filmmakers are bringing about a change in the Indian cinema.
"There are new voices. So many young filmmakers are coming up, who are making films in the popular genre, but with a storyline and are not depending on the star system," he said.
"Within Bollywood, there is a cinema, which depends on the star system and there is a cinema which does not depend on the star system. Not having a popular face does not mean it becomes an art film," said the 39-year-old.
His debut film "Anhey Ghorey..." did not have any known actors and Singh says he will cast known actors only if they fit the bill.
"As a filmmaker I will cast known and popular actors in my film only if they fit into the role... if they are the character I am looking for, and not simply for their star aura," said Singh, who is making another Punjabi film with Operation Bluestar as its background.
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