“3 idiots” director share tricks of film making1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
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.