Uunchai, a new film from director Sooraj Barjatya, who is well known for his work on the movies Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, and others, is ready to be released. The director mentioned directors Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra when promoting the movie, which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, and Anupam Kher.
Not only them, but Soorah also spoke openly about the many stages of the Bollywood film industry and the deeper roots of South Indian cinema in Indian culture. Read on to learn everything he said.
In a recent interview, director Sooraj Barjatya discussed how southern Indian films are better “rooted in Indian culture.” The creator of “Hum Saath – Saath Hain” said, “It’s a phase, but I think people want to see Indian stories. Indians will be Indians at the end of the day. And I am very happy that Indian stories are being told.”
He went on to say, “I clearly remember when I made Maine Pyaar Kiya there was a phase of love stories. With Hum Aapke Hain Koun the whole family culture came in. Then Adi and Karan (filmmakers Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar) brought in the NRI phase. What I think is that the audiences are also traveling everywhere. People are able to afford travel. I feel maybe the people also want to show their children their roots. So, now films have also come back to Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra etc…”
For the uninitiated, Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar, among many others, depicted NRI life in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, respectively. Many of their movies were huge box office successes because they catered to and were based on NRI audiences.