Vastavam web: “Dangal” filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari believes there is a lack of good cinema for children in the country because producers are unwilling to invest their money in such projects unless a superstar is onboard.”One is the commercial point of view and the other is the creative problem, there aren’t too many people who want to back children’s film,” he said at a panel discussion at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
The director said when they finished writing “Chillar Party”, they approached many filmmakers but nobody was willing to direct the movie.”They said there are 10 kids and one dog, there is no star. It was left to us to make the film.Nitesh said films like “Mr India”, “Koi Mil Gaya” and “Krrish” were successful despite being children’s films. He said more such movies are needed to make this genre viable.
“Producers in their mind start thinking about their recovery even before the film starts (goes on floors). If stars start acting voluntarily in children’s film things will change If big names attach (themselves) to children films and promote them, everything will be in place.” The session, ‘Children’s Films in Indian Cinema’, was moderated by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi.