Comedy is my weapon: 'War Chhod Na Yaar' director

"War Chhod Na Yaar" director Faraz Haider wants to broach heavy topics through comedy in cinema as he feels it is an ideal way to convey something important to the audience.

Thursday, September 26, 2013   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 0 Comments  |  517 Views

war chhod na yaar movie poster

"War Chhod Na Yaar" director Faraz Haider wants to broach heavy topics through comedy in cinema as he feels it is an ideal way to convey something important to the audience.

"Comedy is my weapon. I feel that no matter how serious something is, if you tell it with humour, people understand it more," Haider told IANS in an interview.

Touted as the first war comedy of the country, "War Chhod Na Yaar", coming out Oct 11, has a fresh take on the India-Pakistan relationship.

"We have seen aggressive and emotional films made on India and Pakistan. I wanted to make something unique. I thought, I need to change the perspective shown in these films. The treatment of my film is very different. A very serious thing has been shown through comedy. It is a satire on war and politics," he said.

But trying a new genre comes along with risks and it was no different for Haider.

"There is a risk in that as well. I am trying a genre which the audience has not yet been introduced to. But I feel everyone will connect to my point of view," he said.

The director said that the challenging part was not to incorporate comedy in a tragedy like war, but to evaluate whether people would appreciate the endeavour.

"I have to convince them (audience) that such a thing can also happen. They have not seen comedy in war. I have put such humour and other elements in the film, which doesn't allow the public to say that this is not possible. It was tough as I could not take reference," he said.

Also, making films on the army is tricky, says the director.

"The army is very particular about everything. Also, audience perception of border films has already been made. I was scared. Unlike others, my film is against war and not against any country," Haidar, who consulted various army officers for the script, said.

"I have been to Pakistan once. I saw the mindset of people and how they think. I saw how they live and what they think of India. When I got to know that, I gave the Pakistani soldiers the same lookout," he said.

"War Chhod Na Yaar" cast includes Sharman Joshi, Jaaved Jaaferi, Soha Ali Khan, Sanjay Mishra, Mukul Dev and Dalip Tahil.


Do you like this article?

Posted by: India-Forums.com Staff
User Rating User Rating(0 Votes)
Views 517

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.

Related Celebrities

Sharman Joshi Sharman Joshi
(34)
(37)
(87)

Soha Ali Khan Soha Ali Khan
(18)
(66)
(88)

Sanjay Mishra Sanjay Mishra
(1)
(3)
(29)

Dalip Tahil Dalip Tahil
(1)
(1)
(12)

Mukul Dev Mukul Dev
(2)
(1)

Related Movies

War Chhod Na Yaar War Chhod Na Yaar
Year 2013
(1)
(5)
(5)

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index

 


Bollywood Search

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.