I Believe In Small-Budget Films : Shoojit Sircar

i-believe-in-smallShoojit Sircar, known for his different sensibilities and filmmaking techniques, thinks that he cannot handle subjects like ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Krrish’ as he believes in making small-budget films that intend to both entertain and inform. He has so far made just four films and only three of them have been released. If his debut movie ‘Yahaan’ in 2005 was a love story set in troubled Kashmir and he managed to carve a niche for himself with it, his second film – Amitabh Bachchan-starrer ‘Shoebite’ focussing on a 60-year plus man who sets out on a journey of self-discovery – still languishes in the box. In 2012, Sircar proved his mettle with ‘Vicky Donor’, a light-hearted drama revolving on the subject of sperm donation. It was followed by the highly acclaimed ‘Madras Café’ – a gritty drama starring John Abraham based on the Sri Lankan conflict in the 1980s – which strengthened his position as a filmmaker. Talking about his kind of films in an interview, Sircar said, “I believe in small budget films. I don’t believe in spending on a lot of dancers.”


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