Director-writer Imtiaz Ali says he enjoys watching films in foreign languages as they are well made, artistic and realistic. During a session on ‘The contemporary filmmakers of different generations’ at the ongoing 50th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), he mentioned that he likes to watch films in foreign languages.
Asked if they are better than the ones made in Hindi, Imtiaz said, “Yeah, I think films in foreign languages are very realistic, well made and artistic so we enjoy that. More than the language, I follow directors. I used to watch David Lean’s films.”
“As for Hindi, I really like Bimal Roy, Vijay Anand, Raj Kapoor. Right now (contemporary filmmakers)...all are friends only, so I watch all their films. Both the Anurags (Basu and Kashyap), Zoya (Akhtar), Raju Hirani and many others.”
He is also proud of his contemporary Hindi filmmakers as they have been able to characterise people “far more realistically” than before.
“People in cinema, whether they are heroes or not, are very believable and realistic now,” said the ‘Rockstar’ director. (IANS)