Friday, April 02, 2004

Desi masala, foreign mix:

"What would make it abroad, according to Dweyer, is not the aspirational Yash Chopra cinema, but a movie rooted in identifiable Indian modernity. "I think a Dil Chahta Hai could have made it," she expresses. "A tightened version of Ram Gopal Verma's movies have international potential," says Delacey.

"A Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, for instance, was a magnificent canvas. But everyone sniggered when they tried to pass off Budapest as Italy," smiles Dweyer. "So while you can't make boo-boos like that, the song and dance routine works just fine. Don't compromise on the Indianness of it; that's what makes Bollywood so unique," chips in Delacey."