By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 31: Film producer Shab Alam sees no reason for films to flop or the industry going red if they can deliver what cine goers exactly want.
In a one-to-one with this reporter the producer of box office-hit films like ‘Lunch Box’ released in 2013, ‘Dhoom’ in 2004, ‘Ugly’ and ‘D-Day ‘in 2013 Alam said: “Cine goers want a lot from a movie. If we can deliver what they want there’s no reason for a film to flop or the industry going red. Cine goers should also keep seeing films as that make them get skill to shape their dream films, if they’re interested to be film producers or directors or filmmakers. In that way, Guwahati Intertiol Film Festival (GIFF) is what the cine goers or budding filmmakers of the region exactly want. GIFF has been a best-laid plan being executed well. I hope they continue keep their efforts on so as to make more such festivals possible in the region.”
On young filmmakers from the Northeast, Alam said: “New generation filmmakers know their onions. They know how to do a job well and how to get it done. Budding talents like Rima Das and Bhaskar Hazarika of Assam have gone to Mumbai straight and made films. They’re now winning accolade by screening their films at various film festivals. They’re successful in their efforts.”
Speaking on ‘Lunch Box’, Alam said: “I’ve to thank Ritesh Batra, the director of the film. What a wonderful experience it is! I’m elated to receive accolades from cine goers. The aim of a film is to deliver viewers what they want.”
Speaking on his future plans, Alam said: “I’m doing a project with Jahnu Baruah. I’ve signed an agreement with a US company for two films.”
When asked on his feeling to be in GIFF as a guest, Alam said: “It’s nice to be here. This festival is the most wanted one for the filmmakers of the Northeast. They’ve got a lot of opportunities here to develop themselves as filmmakers.”