When it comes to creating an Indian-made film, the path to making it a success isn’t necessarily a straight line.
“There are many ways of approaching a film,” said Arvind Narayanan, a veteran filmmaker who worked with the likes of Salman Khan and Pankaj Kapoor on films like The King of Limbs and The King Of Limbs: The Complete Film.
“The most important thing is that the story is telling, and the story needs to be told.”
But Narayanant doesn’t recommend starting from scratch.
“We’ve seen that people who come to India for a different reason can make movies with a good idea, a good budget and an innovative story,” he said.
And while that’s certainly the case with some of the projects he’s worked on, he also points out that there are many reasons to pursue a career in film.
“It is not a simple business,” he told ABC News.
“Some people make films and some people make them and some don’t.
And that’s where your experience and experience of other cultures, your experience of people in other countries, helps you understand what is the best path to success.”
The first step to making a film, Narayanon said, is to “get the story, make it understandable and have the right budget.”
To do that, the filmmaker recommends looking to Indian film makers who are “very good storytellers” — not just filmmakers who are familiar with the genre or who have been making films for a while.
“These are filmmakers who have a good track record,” he explained.
“I know that when I go to a film festival, when I see a director, I’m like, ‘Who is this guy?’
They might be in their 50s, they might be the director of a film in a big, big, bigger city, but they don’t know anything about Indian cinema.”
“You’ve got to find someone with a solid story,” Narayanam continued.
“You’re going to have to work hard, and there are some people who have done it.
You can’t be making films from scratch.” “
But you’ve got a lot of talented people in India who have not done it yet, so you have to get some kind of support from people in the industry to make the film.
You can’t be making films from scratch.”
It’s important to be able to understand how your film relates to other cultures and their culture.
But there are a few basic guidelines that filmmakers should consider when starting a film.
First, be respectful to the people you work with.
“Don’t disrespect anyone.
Don’t use violence,” Narayanaan advised.
“If it’s a family film, don’t use the same language as your friends,” Naran said.
“Even if you are doing a family story, don�t make it as political as a political film.
“Don�t insult people, don´t use language that’s disrespectful. “
So, you can say things like, `You don’t have a problem, I just want to be part of your culture,'” Narayananyan said, referring to the common refrain that the “westerners are a bunch of pigs.”
“Don�t insult people, don´t use language that’s disrespectful.
And don�ts just use a common phrase.
Don�t go to India just to get a job.”
“It’s also important to learn the language,” he continued.
To make your film, look to filmmakers who don’t necessarily speak your language.
“In a film like Bollywood, it is very important to know the language, but not too much.
You need to understand the story,” said Narayananan.
“And you need to know how to create a story that is not only funny, but that’s interesting, that’s not just for a movie, but a real story that needs to tell a story, that needs a good audience.
So you need people who are good story tellers, people who know how storytelling works, people that know how people think.”
And he advises filmmakers to “try and make it something that is culturally relevant, but in a way that is entertaining for your audience.”
A good example of such a film would be a feature film, he said, which would be made “so that the audience can enjoy the film, not to have the film to have a political message.
“When I was in India, I was watching the Ramayanapuram films, and they were made by the same people who made the Ramachandra films, so it was very funny to see them made by a family and a very good family.” “
A film like the Ramayana is a good example,” he added.
“When I was in India, I was watching the Ramayanapuram films, and they were made by the same people who made the Ramachandra films, so it was very funny to see them made by a family and a very good family.”
To ensure that the film doesn’t seem like a political statement, Narayananyan advises filmmakers “to be very respectful.”
And “not to make any political statements,”