Never thought I will make comedy films: Shoojit Sircar

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Remember Annu Kapoor’s sperms analogy from “Vicky Donor” or Irrfan Khan’s funny motion relieving mantras from “Piku”? Well, the cinematic moments brought a smile on the audience’s faces. But their director Shoojit Sircar says he never intended to make comedy movies as he always thought political thrillers were his calling.

“I came to make films like ‘Yahaan’ and ‘Madras Cafe’. I never thought I will do a comedy film,” Shoojit said here on Saturday.

Shoojit picked a love story between an army officer and a girl in Kashmir to be his directorial debut through “Yahaan”, and then made a film on an important subject sperm donation in a light manner in 2012 with “Vicky Donor”.

After a light take on a serious subject, he tried to account the processes leading to Rajiv Gandhi’s tragic assassination in 1991 with semi-fictional account “Madras Cafe”.

His last film “Piku”, which highlights the children-parent relationship, was a commercial hit and generated rave reviews.

But Shoojit says box office numbers are never a source of worry to him.

“I don’t bother about box office collection. My intention is to recover all the money that I spent on the film and for the producer after that I don’t care,” said Sircar, who has projects like “Agra Ka Daabra” and “1911” in his kitty.

Shoojit was a part of the film market, organised by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) which is underway till November 24, for a session named “A journey in storytelling”.

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