2017 has been a year where Teflon stars failed to make an impact despite huge fan following and big-budget film projects. The Indian audience has clearly shown that they are interested in content and have had enough of dreamy stuff on celluloid. Movies like Jab Harry Met Sejal, Tubelight etc. have fallen flat and our audience’s inclination has displayed a great change in their taste of cinema. The films that have been loved in 2017 give their credits to the diligent directors who put their everything in the stories they believed in, through their films. Ever wondered what is the secret ingredient in their ways of directing movies that have given them the peak place in the film-making arena? Don’t worry, here is a list of director’s and their advises which they think is the main quality which every film-maker should have.
1) Ashwani Iyer Tiwari
2017 success-Bareilly Ki Barfi
The movie which brought the taste of small-town India and touched the right chord of viewers was Bareilly Ki Barfi and this flick was made under the supervision of Ashwini Iyer Tiwari. She says that managing crew and actors are not easy so ‘patience’ is the indispensable ingredient that should be present in the personality of movie constructors.
2) SS Rajamouli
2017 success-Bahubali: The Conclusion
Baahubali was not just a movie but an epic which was helmed by SS Rajamouli. He says that for a director ‘common sense’ is the most important thing a director should have! He justifies his answer by further adding that while making a film, there are so many circumstances that could divert you and so one tends to lose basic sense.
3) Alankrita Srivastava
2017 Success-Lipstick Under My Burkha
When she made ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ there were protests and the film went through troubled waters because some groups were demanding to stop its release. But after this film came out, it was celebrated! Alankrita Srivastava says that ‘emotional honesty’ should prevail in director’s heart and mind because until and unless the director would believe in his content, no one else is going to believe in it.
4) Konkona Sen Sharma
2017 Success-A Death In The Gunj
She made a movie which was as real as it can get. With fantastic actors and terrific writers, A Death In The Gunj is critically acclaimed at a high level. Konkona says that ‘sastaining a vision’ is one ingredient that makes a movie complete. So no matter how many obstructions come under the film-making process, the director should always sustain its vision of the flick.
5) RS Prasanna
2017 Success-Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
The maker of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan emphasizes on the fact that if ‘clarity of thought’ should be an important quality of director as he can never make a film successfully if he lacks clarity. He adds that getting confused on the film set is very easy because there are hundreds of heads telling their views. So, to save the film from completely drowning, clarity of thought must be director’s strength for sure!