Concept is the key to a good film

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Concept is the key to make a good film and we should not ignore the importance of a sound story in a movie. That is what writer-director Habib Faisal, who is currently enjoying the success of Ishaqzaade, recently said on filmmaking at Subhash Ghai’s acting school Whistling Woods.

According to him the technological developments of reent years have made filmmaking a lot easier for all, but we shouldn’t forget that the lead role will always be it’s story. “Films are always going to be concept-driven. Yes, technological advancements have happened, they have made filmmaking easier for all of us. But the key thing is always going to be the concept, whether it was Mughal-e-Azam or Pyaasa or Do Bigha Zameen … Paa, Stanley Ka Dabba or whatever.”

Faisal made his debut with Do Dooni Chaar featuring Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. He still remembers how the senior actress got excited on seeing new equipment in the dubbing studio. “When I made Do Dooni Chaar with Neetu Singh, she was making a comeback after 30 years. The films were dubbed even then and they are dubbed even today. She was very inquisitive when she came for the dubbing and was looking at all the new equipment like a child,” said the director, who won a National award for the film.

Habib started his career as a news cameraman and later turned screenwriter and penned dialogues for films like Ta Ra Rum Pum, Band Baaja Baaraat and Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl.

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