Homi Adajania: From dark 'Cyrus' to light 'Cocktail'
Posted on: 01:29 PM IST Jul 11, 2012
New Delhi: Being Cyrus gives an impression about its director Homi Adjania. It tries to explain the mindset of the storyteller and his inclination towards the dark themes. There are sequences in the film where juxtaposition of shots describes the disturbing realities of a human mind. Critics looked at Being Cyrus as an offbeat film, simply because it wasnt meant for the audiences of the mainstream Hindi films. Now, when the Being Cyrus director has come up with a light romantic film Cocktail, the first thing that comes to a spectators mind is why would a director like Adjania choose to direct Cocktail.
In an interview given to IANS, Adjania said, I had two, three offbeat kind of stories, which they found very disturbing. Then Dinesh (producer of Cocktail) told me he has this script of 'Cocktail', written by Imtiaz Ali. When I heard the story, I was like why should I tell this story?But, it was the challenge of speaking an entirely different story through the visuals that compelled Adjania to go for Cocktail, This format was not my format, there was nothing psychotic in the film! It was just a nice, beautiful love story. So I called him (producer Dinesh Vijan) in the morning and told him that I would do it. Indian filmmakers are known for their stereotypical approach and thus the courage shown by Homi Adjania should be appreciated. However, his success in a new genre will be decided on Friday the 13th only. (With inputs from IANS)
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