I have never gone by box office formula, says Subhash Ghai


“Yes, I think so. I believe that every technician should be an artist and every artist should also be a technician. “In today’s generation, there are some very promising filmmakers. Whenever I worked on a subject for my film, they were ahead of its time. My journey as a director is passion driven and never gone by box office formula,” he added. The same thing happened with ‘Karz’. “I did that. Ghai, who is currently focusing on training youngsters about film-making in his Whistling Woods International Institute, believes that formal training is needed in filmmaking. The cast was amazing to work with. So, is there any favourite filmmaker from the new generation? So, does having a musical sense helped him to use music for the better? The film featured Rishi Kapoor, Simi Garewal and Tina Munim and Pran in the main roles. Also Read: Chris Pratt does Butter Chicken rap, quips ‘abey’ and ‘theek hai’ with Kenny Sebastian. It should be a part of the narrative, and then the music fits into the situation of the film,” he said. Otherwise, they will not make a mark in Indian cinema,” he said. National-Award winning filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who is hosting a special screening of his yesteryear classic “Karz”, says as a director he was always driven by passion and did not follow any box office formula for the success of his films. He said: “As a filmmaker, if I do not have a clear conception of situational music, how will I guide or talk to music director on what I want? Asked what drives him to make films on unusual subjects, Ghai told IANS here: “I’ve always been a director who is experimental by nature. In fact, I can remember, how Rishi Kapoor was in doubt in the beginning of the shooting of the film for those dance and music sequence. It is a mix of art and technology; one should not overpower another. For instance, guitar is western and Sitar is very Indian, if I cannot utilise these different sounds in the different situation, then I am not doing the right thing as a director.”
From “Ek Haseena Thi” that tells the core story of the film or romantic numbers like “Dard-E-Dia”, “Main Solah Baras Ki” and a dance number like “Paisa Yeh Paisa” — all songs of the film “Karz” received huge appreciation from the audience. In fact, he delivered some musical films like “Pardes”, “Taal”, “Yaadein”, “Kisna: The Warrior Poet”, “Yuvvraaj” among others. I often give my feedback; message them after watching their film. But they have to maintain a consistency of good films. 2017-04-22T18:23:18+00:00″>
Published:April 22, 2017 6:23 pm

Subhash Ghai: I’ve always been a director who is experimental by nature. Sharing from his early shooting memories, Ghai said: “Working with Rishi Kapoor was a delightful experience. But of course, no one can create a genius through training,” said Ghai. Watch funny video
“This is a medium where one has to learn how to utilise the advanced technology to tell a story. “Later, when it came out nicely, he said that he was wrong and that I have a good sense of music,” he said. As a director, I always try to understand the sound of an instrument and what emotion can be depicted by that sound. Ghai is one of those directors who is known for using music very intelligently in his film. People told me that the film will not do well at the box office.But if I have to follow the box office formula, how will I make a difference?”
The filmmaker feels that one has to take a chance to explore creatively. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now