August 18, 2011 01:02:37 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
One of the major highlights of Parvin Dabas' directorial debut SAHI DHANDHE GALAT BANDE is that the film is set in Kanjhawala village which incidentally is the same place from where the actor-turned-director comes in real life as well. As per Parvin, the film's storyline is a mix of quite a few real life incidents that he had seen during his growing up years while fictional elements have been added to the script as well. The promo of the film gives an impression though that this ensemble affair is a dark comedy in the making here.
"Well, I don't know whether you can call it a dark comedy or not because the film, in its true sense, isn't really an out and out comedy," says Parvin after a brief pause, "If at all you see some humour in the proceedings then it is basically comedy which appeals to my sense. You won't get any thappar maar comedy here. In fact when many filmmakers out there insist their audience 'not to bring their brains' into theatres, I would make a humble request to everyone that brains are pretty much needed for my film. I am not saying that it would be an overtly intelligent affair for you but then it isn't frivolous either."
The film is about a gang comprising of four friends - Parvin Dabas, Vansh Bharadwaj, Ashish Nayyar and Kuldip Ruhil who are given a job which would give them enough money to make all their dreams come true. However, to achieve that they are required to go against their conscience and the village to which they belong.
"There are people who have asked me whether I purposely chose an unconventional subject for my debut film," reflects Parvin, "Well, my point is that it isn't about being unconventional or not and that's because I was very conventional in my head all the time. My style of storytelling would certainly appear differently to different people though. All I can say is that I have tried to make an entertaining film."
Starring Anupam Kher, Kiran Juneja, Sharat Saxena and Yashpal Sharma in other principal roles, releases on 19th August.