Years of humiliation made me write 'Ada': Tanvir Ahmad
IANS [ Mon, Nov 30, 2009 ]
- Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Director Tanvir Ahmad, who is all set for the release of his film "Ada" that launches his son Ayaan, says it is not a typical Bollywood film and that his own "humiliating" experience in the industry inspired him to make it.
"'Ada' is not a typical Bollywood film. It should be a triumph of style and content over so-called meaningless candy floss Bollywood films," Tanvir, who has been in the industry for past 30 years, told IANS.
He had made two films, "Aag Aur Toofan" in 1975 and "Aakarshan" in 1988.
Asked what inspired him to make a film after 21 years, Tanvir said: "I wanted to share my pain with the people. The humiliation and deprivation I have faced all through my life just because I stood by my definition of 'good film' made me write such a story."
"Ada" is about a young guy, played by Ayaan, and how he traverses life between crime and spirituality.
Commenting upon his son's presence in the film, Tanvir said: "Launching happened by chance. When you live together with someone for years, you start knowing the person better. I monitored him for quite a long time and I thought he would be the best for the role."
Also starring Nauheed Cyrusi, Rahul Roy and Ayesha Julka, the film is set for Dec 18 release.
Ayaan says that "the film is for a pocket audience".
"This is also a dialogue-based drama. Dialogues play a very important role in the film. We have even experimented with the songs. Every turning point of the film has been explained through a song," added Ayaan who was an ad-filmmaker before making his acting debut.
"Ada" has six songs. Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman has scored music for it and Ayaan says it will be the highlight of his debut vehicle.
"This is my first film and I don't know how people will accept me. The main attraction of the film would be Rahman's music," said Ayaan.