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“3 idiots” director share tricks of film making

29 November 2010

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“3 idiots” director share tricks of film making

The duo of some amazing lines, lump-in-the-throat moments – Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi – explain the importance of script writing and the need to never junk an idea.

At the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, Smitha Venkateswaran outlines their seven-point mantra.

A key element in filmmaking is to find a story that has not been told. “Anything seen before has no chance of surviving public scrutiny. The idea is not new,” says scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi.

Even as the duo lay down fundamentals for script writing, the main element to making a movie is to never follow set formulas for success. “Formula means you are not being honest to the story, neither is the idea unique. That won’t work,” says Joshi.

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via The Economic Times

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