“Cinema should not be judged by its mass turn out and commercial high scales “says the talented actor and skilful director Amol Palekar.He was speaking to IFFK Media cell.” In reality we have been brainwashed to think that commercially successful movies are good movies which is a misconception. The propagators of 100 CR club making the audience as passive onlookers,” he said.
When 100 years of Indian was celebrated, movies like Sholay and Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge were only recognized .The real movies were totally eclipsed.
“I always look forward to the experience of coming to IFFK because the audience here is extremely mature, very receptive and is much more than film buffs,” Palekar said.” For a film maker like me it’s not only a great pleasure to present a film here in front of such audience, it is also a very enriching experience,” he added.
Amol Palekar is active in Marathi and Hindi theatre as an actor, director and producer. He started his journey as a painter and then got into theatre arts. His directorial debut was the 1981 movie Aakreit. He made his presence felt in Malayalam cinema with his lead role in the movie “Olangal”.