After the success of RAGHU ROMEO, MIXED DOUBLES and MITHYA - Rajat Kapoor's next directorial venture quirkily titled FATSO - promises to delight every cinema aficionado.
In the director's signature style - FATSO is all about love packaged in with a calorie count! Says Rajat Kapoor, 'I don't make conventional films. I wanted to make a love story with a dose of jealousy and drama. FATSO is about love with a twist. It might be my most commercial film so far.'
Talking about the protagonist played by the versatile Ranvir Shorey, says Kapoor, 'Ranvir's character is of a shy, fat, slow guy, who is the butt of jokes yet loved by all his friends. He is secretly in love with Gul's character.'
He further adds, 'Three years back there was a wave of films like BHEJA FRY, OYE LUCKY LUCKY OYE and MITHYA. They did well at that time... But the last two years saw the return of blockbuster mainstream cinemas like DABANGG and WANTED. However, now I see something change after films like KAHAANI, PAAN SINGH TOMAR, and VICKY DONOR. So it's a cycle and I feel the wheels have turned, hopefully. So maybe now it`s the right time.'
The out and out comedy is already a subject of heated discussion overseas, having traveled to several international festivals including South Asian Film Festival in New York, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Shanghai International Film Festival, and was also chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Golden Palm Award at the 2010 Mexico International Film Festival.
With its release around the corner, ask the director what his expectations of the film are and quick comes the reply, 'I am not in this business to make money and that was never my intention. I only want to make films that I believe in. I will never make a film that I don't believe in. I have also accepted that my films may not release, but I make the film that I believe in,' adds Rajat.
Pritish Nandy Communications' FATSO, a delightful take on love, life, romance and the occasional accident of death, directed by Rajat Kapoor comes to a theatre near you on May 4th, 2012.