“Chef”, which features Saif and actress Padmapriya Janakiraman, is an official remake of 2014 Hollywood film of the same name by Jon Favreau. You have to go through a process where you have to shed whatever you are and allow somebody to mould you into something else. But what’s happening now is that producers are putting money only on good scripts. But between them, there are people who are scared as they have put money. While most people in the industry blame the audiences for the debacle of commercial films at the box office, Menon says the problem is with the people who put money in films.”The audience has always been ready for all types of content. So, it’s a good time to be a storyteller,” he said. 2017-10-11T15:21:11+00:00″>
Published:October 11, 2017 3:21 pm
Chef director Raja Krishna Menon feels the meaning of the word commercial is changing. What I have seen is that in the beginning, you both are judging each other – ‘Should I trust you or not?’. Looking at the current state of Indian box office, where off-beat films are becoming sleeper hits, Menon feels the meaning of the word commercial is changing. Today, how you make the film and the way you tell it is considered more important than who is featuring in it or what songs will be there. He feels a director and an actor need to have a “naked relationship” to give life to a character on screen. ‘Chef’ has been made with the same dedication,” Menon said. Production is a very scary job. “An actor and director’s relationship is something where you really have to become naked as two people. “If I will put huge money in a project, I will ask others to make something that is working. Menon, whose latest film to release is “Chef”, says being a filmmaker, he only likes to put light on subjects which he personally agrees on. Filmmakers today have freedom to explore. What happens is that there is a filmmaker who wants to make films, then there is an audience that wants to watch that type of films. The success of ‘Airlift’ has allowed me to be able to do films that I want to make. Actors and directors must agree with each other’s imaginations,” he added. “I don’t think anybody would’ve watched ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ or ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ five years ago. “‘Chef’ is a realistic film. “Now storytellers are getting their due. You can be deeply insecure and it can be a difficult process,” Menon told IANS here. Now people are not getting dependent on the market because of word of mouth. The problem has been the gatekeepers. Related News
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