Great Movies Are Made With Soulful Characters, Says Mr India's Director

Shekhar Kapur has directed films like Bandit Queen

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Great Movies Are Made With Soulful Characters, Says Mr India's Director

Shekhar Kapur photographed in Mumbai.

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Shekhar Kapur tweeted that he watched his movie Bandit Queen on Monday
  2. He has directed films like Masoom and Mr India
  3. "The story of a great film arise from within the souls of characters," wr
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, credited with films like Masoom and Mr Indiawhich have stood the test of time, says great movies are made when characters have souls. Shekhar Kapur was nostalgic about his movie Bandit Queen after watching it late on Monday. "I just saw Bandit Queen again, I miss Ashok Mehta my Director of Photography. There's never been a DoP like him. Miss you my friend, my mentor, my guide. Miss you," Shekhar Kapur tweeted. Shekhar Kapur had directed Bandit Queen in 1996. The biographical film was based on Phoolan Devi's life as a woman from a lower caste, who faces sexual abuse and discrimination in society, and goes on to become a dacoit and politician.

"The story of a great film, of great novel must arise from within the souls of characters, rather than from an imposed plot that engulfs them," Shekhar kapur added.

Take a look at his tweets here:
 
 
 

Bandit Queen, which starred Seema Biswas as the title character, had won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

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