In his new interview Priyadarshan has been very candid and reveals his philosophy and inner secrets to understand which you just need an average brain.Inspiration for his latest Hindi movie:
I never come up with an idea. Sometimes it is inspired from other films that I have seen and enjoyed watching, sometimes from the films that I have made. I take some situations that I have not used in Hindi films from the 64 films that I have made to date. “I never come up with an idea”
So finally the secret is out. In fact the technical description for this syndrome can be found here. Now let’s see how he justifies his inspirations:
Even a child who plays cricket is inspired by, say, Sachin’s shot and he tries to copy it. So I think inspiration is not a bad thing. It helps one come up in life. Everyone today is inspired from something or the other
New equation: copying a cricket shot is same as copying a movie. Screw all copyright laws.
I am a filmmaker who makes films for children. I don’t make movies for pseudo-intellectuals. I don’t want them to watch my films.
Good to know that movies like Kalapaani, Virasat and Gardish were made for kids. The kids who saw them must be undergoing treatment now.
Next comes the motivation for making movies.
Glamour and the kind of money I enjoy in filmmaking!
I ventured into making Hindi films only to make better money than Malayalam movies. That was my sole aim. I want to be successful and make enough money to make my family secure. After that I can make films for my own satisfaction.
Unlike other people who make movies for the sake of art and personal satisfaction, it is refreshing to know that Priyadarshan has no such higher goals in mind. Money is a great motivator and the results are out there for us to see in his slickly made Hindi movies.
I have an average sense of humour and an average brain. So far, people have accepted my films.
Actually we disagree here. Priyadarshan has an excellent sense of humor. His Mithunam, Vellanakalude Naadu, Chitram and Kilukkam had us rolling on the floor. Regarding the brain, he would know better.