November 24, 2010 09:30:43 AM IST Glamsham Editorial
After the critically acclaimed GODMOTHER, director Vinay Shukla once again tackles the power issue in a man- woman relationship in MIRCH. The film releases on 10th December, 2010.
He says, 'One character in MIRCH says, 'my grandmother used to say that when the mind is in a dilemma, one should listen to stories: stories are a treasure trove of wisdom.' Another character, at another point, declares that stories are magic. I believe that a civilization dies when it stops telling stories.'
He further adds, 'MIRCH is structured like a square with a cross-section of 4 squares within it. Each square represents one season, has a different colour-palette and contains a story complete in itself with a witty twist in the end. The stories run the course of time; from ancient India to today's India. The first story has been sourced from the ancient Sanskrit classic, the Panchtantra; the source of the second story is the 14th century Italian classic, the 'Decameron,' by Boccaccio. Inspiration for the third story comes from another ancient Italian story. Rest of the 2 stories are penned by me. While, under the garb of adultery, these stories celebrate womanhood; the film, also, grapples with the perennial conflict between the artist and the marketing forces.'