Director Imtiaz Ali,who is yet to begin his own film project post ‘Rockstar’,is all set to present Mangesh Hadawale’s new movie ‘Dekh Indian Circus’.
The film has already won the Best Picture award at the Busan Film Festival and Imtiaz hopes it will find favour with viewers in India.
After watching the film I realised it should reach the maximum audience. It’s the most colorful way of showing the goings on of an Indian village. It is meaningful as well as an entertaining, Imtiaz said.
‘Dekh Indian Circus’ is the heartwarming tale of a mother taking her children to the circus. It is Hadawale’s second film after his debut directorial ‘Tingya’ won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.
When you look at Indian films these days,most of them are very urban. It’s ironic because the maximum population lives in villages. This film is set in a small village in the outskirts of Jaisalmer,representing the life there through extraordinary performances and stunning visuals, said Imtiaz.
This is the first time that the ‘Jab We Met’ director is presenting a film he hasn’t directed or produced.
I am very embarrassed about my name being there as the presenter. I don’t know how much it will help the film but I was approached by the director and the producer who wanted me to be attached to the film. I hope it works because it’s a very good film, said Imtiaz.
He is all praises about the film’s lead actors Tannistha Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Both of them have performed very well. I have seen Nawaz playing the lead in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ also. He is a brilliant actor, he said.
The emotional content and the human connect of ‘Dekh Indian Circus’ is what is going to work for the film, Imtiaz added.