July 14, 2009 3:02:57 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
Even though Kabir Khan has just delivered a HIT in the form of NEW YORK, he confesses that there is a lot to learn from when it comes to telling a good story while keeping the commercial aspect of affairs in mind. At the top of his list are film makers like Rajkumar Hirani and Mani Ratnam, who as per him are master story tellers.
When it comes to telling a sensible tale in spite of an issue being in the midst of affairs, Kabir believes that LAGE RAHO MUNNABHAI is an ultimate example.
"Look at that film; even that had an issue but it was never once on your face. Raj Kumar Hirani kept it all so subtle and yet conveyed the message so well. It was as commercial as it gets and audiences too were thoroughly entertained. That's the way to make movies because it not just made all parties happy but also had a satisfied director at the end of it all", comes the voice of a film maker who has just tasted big success.
He adds that there is lot to learn from Mani Ratnam when it comes to making a sensible commercial film.
"His are what one can term as truly humane films. The man has made so many marvellous films over the years and all being so different from each other. Still, one can't miss his genius in any of his films. He is someone who has got it just so perfect when it comes to pleasing masses as well as intelligentsia", reflects Kabir.