A few days ago, during an interactive session as a guest speaker at WWI, David Dhawan talked about his school of cinema to the students. He explained his methodology whereby he places most emphasis on the characterization of his lead characters. One can see this strength in all his films including the latest comedy riot, the Salman - Govinda starrer - PARTNER. PARTNER was viewed with keen interest by the students as it is a film that has captivated the audiences and made its mark at the box office.
Also recently, the Whistling Woods International students got the opportunity to see the English version of the film GANDHI - MY FATHER a film which breaks away from the conventions of Indian cinema as it has no songs, no romance & no comedy yet it captures your heart & mind through its great story-telling and revealing the interesting facets of the life of Mahatma Gandhi.
Anil Kapoor held a special screening for the 230 students of WWI and followed it up with an interactive session along with director Feroz Abbas Khan this week.
According to filmmaker Subhash Ghai GANDHI - MY FATHER once again proves that, "Today we have filmmakers who are bold and brilliant and are able to take Indian Cinema to International standards. Gandhi is a brilliant piece of cinema," said Subhash Ghai.
It is his goal at Whistling Woods to let students discover their own interest and make their own kind of cinema. By exposing them to two distinctly different genre of filmmaking in one week the students get exposure to various schools of filmmaking.
"Every filmmaker takes a place in the hearts of the audience provided he or she is honest to his or her approach towards cinema." concluded the students and faculty of WWI while analyzing these film trends.