Priyadarshan: I Make Two Kinds Of Films; One For The Critics, Other For The Masses
Prolific director Priyadarshan, who in a span of 28 years made 86 films in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. He says he makes two kinds of films: One for the critics and the other for the masses for sheer entertainment. Therefore, he is not much bothered about critics reviews of his masala films. He says he will continue to make both kind of films.
Priyadarshan made his debut with the Malayalam film Poochakkoru Mookkuthi in 1984. He made critically acclaimed films like Kala Pani ( Kerala State Film Award 1995), Aakrosh and won the National Film Award for Kanjeevaram (2007).
In Bollywood, the director makes mostly comedies and satires. His Hindi films include Hera Pheri, Hungama, Hulchul, Garam Masala, Bhagam Bhag, Chup Chup Ke, Dhol and Bhool Bhulaiyaa among others.
The director’s last film Tezz, a thriller, did not do well at the box office. He is now coming out with Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal which is an out and out mass masala movie which is releasing in the last week of September.