CHAT Madhur Bhandarkar takes the comic route
E xpect the unexpected this time from Madhur Bhandarkar. The director, known for his films based on reality, has now decided to tickle your funny bone with Dil To Baccha Hai Ji releasing on January 28. “But unlike what is said for other comedies, I request the audience not to leave their brains behind but bring them to the theatre,” says Bhandarkar, adding, “The comedy is neither over-the-top nor is the treatment vulgar. It's a simple, feel-good film.”
Dil To Baccha Hai Ji, inspired by the Ishqiya song, is the story of three naïve men who are roommates.
“For a change I thought I should make a guy flick unlike all my other female-oriented films. I may be making the most serious film, yet I keep cracking jokes on the sets. In all my films, I inject humour through the characters of peons or drivers,” says Bhandarkar.
The director says that he has been highly influenced by the works of Basu Chatterji and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. “I'd be honoured if someone would find my films akin to the modern-day version of the works of these directors. At least that's my aim,” he says. “People will relate to my characters and realise that they are very much within the parameters of Madhur Bhandarkar cinema. My film is logical; I did not ever want to make a mad comedy. I have made it as real as possible,” says. Madhur.