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IN PASSING

From scripts to films

SUCHITRA BEHAL

Photo: S. Arneja

“I had decided to use tried and tested clichés to make my first film and it worked,” laughs tinsel town’s latest toast, Abbas Tyrewala, basking in the success of his first film “Janne tu ya janne na”. “Its been ages since the hero was on a horse; and I wanted one. That was the penultimate scene; everything else revolved around it and it seems to have worked.” He is positive that he would like to write his own films. “It took me a long time to make the transition but I am happy. Scriptwriting is a lonely business; it’s just you and the characters you create but making a film is team work,” said he. He rues the fact that the industry is not organised enough for a script to make a comeback. “Some of the best film scripts don’t see the light of day,” said he and that is something that he wants to change. “There will be a time when the writer-director will have more control over their projects”. Till then he’s happy that he has control over his own film.

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