Hungama 2 director Priyadarshan is ‘not at all funny in life’ but knows the formula of making hit comedies 


Talk about our absolute favorite comedy movies in previous twenty years, and most of them have filmmaker Priyadarshan behind the digital camera. Hera Pheri, Hulchul, Bhagam Bhag, Malamaal Weekly, De Dana Dan or Bhool Bhulaiyaa, his motion pictures are the consolation look ahead to a big proportion of the Hindi talking viewers.

So, what is the formula of making a profitable comedy movie in Bollywood? Priyadarshan, who is again to directing a Bollywood undertaking after a hiatus of eight years with Hungama 2, gave his opinion on the similar.

Picking the most essential parts wanted in a comedy film, Priyadarshan informed, “Mainly, a good situation is needed. Then, performance and timing of the actors. Also, make sure that every scene grows into the next one. Lastly, blend humour, including slapstick bit, jokes, and story without making it look odd. So, you have to mix everything in the right proposition, just like how a very good cook makes a broth.”

Hungama (2003) starred Rimi Sen, Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Paresh Rawal and Shoma Anand.

Priyadarshan’s filmography additionally boasts of movies throughout genres and languages, but it is his comedies with each cinephile likes to revisit at any level in time.

We ask Priyadarshan whether or not he’s a funny man in actual life to know the nuances wanted to make the viewers giggle, and he says, “I’m not at all funny. I’m always supposed to be very serious. I write it, execute it, but at the same time, I’m not a humorous person. Whenever I read a script, my colleagues in Kerala say ‘please give us the paper, and don’t narrate to us, because you would’ve written it in a much better way than how you narrate it.’ But, I’m someone who likes to be in a very lively, humorous company, because I learn a lot of things there. I have a certain friend circle that’s amazingly hilarious.”

Asserting that there’s a lighter facet to his character, which comes out by means of his movies, Priyadarshan added, “My father was a university librarian. He used to buy me a lot of comics during childhood. Those days, and even today, if you ask me, my favourite is watching Tom and Jerry. I have a huge collection of it.”

Hungama 2 is a second half to his personal earlier film, Hungama (2003), and stars Shilpa Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Meezaan Jafri, Pranitha Subhash and others. The comedian caper is set premiere on Disney Plus Hotstar on July 23.


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