I don't think any producer is ready to put so much money in my films. Look at how the careers of people like Prakash Mehra and Manmohan Desai ended. Now, with the aggregation and anonymity of the Internet, Kanti Shah and his magnum opus Gunda are popping up with increasing frequency in message boards, movie sites and Facebook. This piece was written in October 2010, at the request of a newspaper probably for their Sunday supplement. Gunda has now achieved a cult status thanks to being so bad that its good. Yes, I also give it.
There are times when Salman Khan or Akshay Kumar's films don't work. There is nothing in the film that makes anyone laugh. He also made a cameo in his hit film 'Fauji Fauj Mein Padosi Mauj Mein'. Does it not look odd to cast her in such roles? This is because we have to take the masses into consideration. Before I realised it, I too became one of the zillion fans of Kanti Shah's films. I believe men and women are the same when it comes to watching erotic material and getting aroused.
Are you still in touch with Dharmendra and Mithun Chakraborty? It was after pursuing for two and half month the director finally agreed to give an interview. The perception of the industry is very wrong. My film Loha had released in 1997 when she met me. This was somewhere in the year 1979, and since then there was no looking back. Â Check out the trailer of this film which seems to have all the necessary Kanti Shah elements. Yes, I used to see erotic films, which were mostly made in the South and Hollywood. They never seemed to release in cinemas where toilets were cleaned.
Rajat Barmecha who is 21 pulls off being a 16 year old. People know you for your films but not much is known about your background. Image: Movie poster of Free Entry Most of your films have a lot of sex and temptation scenes. Image: Movie poster of Lage Raho Partner A lot of critics have found Gunda to be the worst film ever made. I believe all films are the same. On an average, it can be anywhere between Rs 70 lakh to Rs 1. The distributors also need money to survive and at the end of the day, everyone in the industry has to make money.
They feel low budget films with non starrers are all B grade or C grade films. The lady in the poster, Poonam Rai, is giving an ugly look flaunting her barely there pout painted in garish. Yes, I think it is necessary. I don't know why people call them that. But then these people started from scratch and have made some blockbuster films. The town of Jamshedpur, the Subarnarekha river, the essence of a small town are all captured with as much elan as the anguish of youth. He has made over 40 films in Bollywood and all have had the one fate at the box office: disaster.
Do you think they are necessary for a film? The characters in my films have a metaphor. I had a burning desire to work hard. There is glimpse of the poetry in this trailer. I can say my thoughts are my inspiration. Earlier, when there were single screen cinemas I could reach a wider audience because I could release the film in a lot of theatres. I stayed in Juhu with my parents and my brother and sister. Most of the time, I make double the amount that I invest in making the film.
I am sure everyone has seen a porn film at least once in their life. Subah ki kirno ko rokein jo salaakhein hai kahan Jo khayalon pe pehre daale woh aankhein hai kahan Par khulne ki deri hai parinde udh ke choomenge Aasman aasman aasman Aazaadiyan, Aazaadiyaaaa!!! The first half is perfect. Today the only person who can beat Salman Khan is Zarine Khan and that is because of her sex appeal. My parents were very angry and told me to start working so I started working as a car mechanic, which lasted for six months. I did this for a year.
He made Saawariya and Guzaarish, which were so expensive, and both the films bombed at the box office. The despotic father who does abuses his children. He was unapologetic, aggressive and bloody entertaining in a primitive hunter-gatherer sort of way. Especially the one Rohan recites to his father in tentative halting words. The second half slackens a bit at the end. The four gawky teenage kids who are curious to enter the forbidden world of adults.
Discussing such films — that too in culturally evolved Calcutta — was a strict no-no. There is the relationship among four friends that is brief but endearing. Laughs My films are not porn films. The way it was shot and the storyline would engage me. The films also do well in the interiors of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. I have made more than 50 horror films and more than 40 action films.
Whenever one talks about the B Grade, C Grade or even lower grade films in Bollywood, one doesn't need to look far from Kanti Shah. People have a misconception that I only make sex-based films. Today, most magazines sell because they have actresses posing in bikinis on the cover. No one does any charity work. Forced to come back to Jamshedpur to live with his authoritarian father who Rohan — the protagonist Rajat Barmecha has not met for eight years. I was befuddled by the collection of bizarre scenes and acting sequences but, surprisingly, I was piqued too. The other layer in the story is the brilliantly handled relationship between the teenager and his 6 year old step brother played by Aayan Boradia.