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Just Like That

The makers of the film maintain that despite a name as irreverent as Bumboo,the movie is not as harsh on the senses as Delhi Belly which got people wondering how the censor board allowed such language go unedited.

Written by Siddhartha Mathur | Published: March 3, 2012 4:18:53 am

Filmmaker unapolegetic about bizarre title

The makers of the film maintain that despite a name as irreverent as Bumboo,the movie is not as harsh on the senses as Delhi Belly which got people wondering how the censor board allowed such language go unedited. “We chose this title just because it is the most appropriate,” says writer-director Jagdish Rajpurohit,an IT entrepreneur and theatre enthusiast,who produced the film after buying the rights of the French original,‘L’emmerdeur’. “The title simply purports that in life there is always something or the other to nag you like a royal pain. Besides the title there are no outrageous lines or situations that would shock or embarrass the audience,in case they watch it with family. It is aimed at entertaining the commonest of masses,” says the first-time film maker.

“On my flight to Paris for a business trip I saw this film and was inspired to remake it. I came back with a copy of the film and having discussed it with fellow actor Kavin Dave,went ahead with buying the copyright,” says Rajpurohit,in Lucknow on Friday,along with Dave,who plays a woe-begone photographer in the film and Sharat Saxena,who plays a ganglord the lensman runs into by default.

Dave was deemed unfit by Rajpurohit to essay the role of a man ditched by an unfaithful wife,“because he is too young to play such a part,” but the actor and fellow screenplay writer convinced the producer-director showing him an episode of his serial Rishta.com. “I am playing a role in another film Kya Supercool Hain Hum,” says Dave.

“I decided to play the part because it seemed like a fun project,” says actor Sharat Saxena,who had never met Rajpurohit till he walked in and narrated the story at his home. “It sends no message but tells you very subtly that no matter how seriously you take life,life will never take you seriously.”

Rajpurohit blames the present state of Indian cinema on greed for the mega millions. “The hero or superhero is being played by the top three superstars,whom only a few can afford. So,the rest are taking cheaper actors and telling stories of lesser mortals caught in bizarre situations…anything to catch the viewers’ fancy,” he opines. Saxena agrees,saying,“You will never see the big stars playing characters that are revolting or in stories that ravage sensibility and sensitivity. The heartening part is that audience always rejects wrong concepts and immoral ideas.”

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