Producer Taher Ali Baig who is getting lots of rave reviews for his latest short film titled Fitrat that stars Sudhanshu Pandey and Rajit Kapoor in leading roles is really elated by audience’s response to the film. in his new interview off late, Taher Ali Baig gets candid, says that cinema has no language.
Speaking on his love for films and much more, in his recent interview conversation, Taher Ali Baig gets candid, says that cinema has no language.
Opening up on how working in South film industry (Tollywood) and Bollywood is not much different, in the recent tete a tete chat conversation interview, Taher Ali Baig gets candid, says that cinema has no language.
Writer-director-producer Taher Ali Baig, who is very excited about his most recent project, a short film Fitrat starring Sudhanshu Pandey and Rajit Kapoor, is also a distinguished playwright. He has worked both in south industry and Bollywood and feels that the two are not very different.
Throwing more light on same, he said, “I believe that cinema has no language. Nativity and geography just change the treatment of the film a little. At the end it all boils down to the “love of art”, we all are here for the love of it. Aren’t we? However, saying so the film industry in the South has a distinct voice to its treatment. If you notice, we mostly make films for the suppressed and the underprivileged. It’s not all just glamorous. We make movies with great, accomplished actors, which are relatable to people not just in metropolitans, but also majorly in the rural areas and specific social segments. Most of the movies from the south have a language that conveys a social message in one way or the other. They are inspiring and not just entertaining”.
Further, sharing about how he has always been a fan of movies and learnt a lot from them, Taher Ali Baig asserts, “I have reached out to and grown up watching different movies of every genre and movie making styles. One needs to be conscious about what has been made and what is being made. I have watched everything from Subhash Ghai’s movies like Karma, Ram Lakhan, to Bachchan Saab’s movies like Namak Halal, Sharabi, Deewaar, then SRK’s movies like Deewana to art movies like Masoom and many classics, which cannot be missed, like Mughal-E-Aazam”.
When asked about the list of directors whose work he really loves, on this Taher said, “I like K.Asif, Satyajit Ray, Guru Dutt, Yash Chopra, Shekhar Kapoor, Mani Ratnam, Meghna Gulzar, Zoya Akhtar, Raj Kumar Hirani, Anurag Basu, Prakash Jha, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and S.S. Rajamouli to name a few. I like them for various reasons. Some of them make realistic cinema, closer to the life we all live. Some make movies that are perceptible, some that are appreciable by not too many. But creativity should have no limits and should be the perspective of a writer and director to showcase their work that the world hasn’t seen and should see”.
Ask him which Hindi film actor he would like to work with, and he says, “The king himself. I wish to work with him at some point in life. His growth and achievement to where he is today has inspired many. I am one such humble man too”.