Amole Gupte exactly knows how to create children’s films, without making them look repetitive. He is also a filmmaker who made it cool to direct children’s films.
Amole’s latest film —Sniff — has released today, after a wait of three years. It revolves around the story of a little boy who has a smell disorder.
We quiz him about the delay, and he reveals that it has got to do a lot with his laidback attitude. He says, “I am not overly ambitious. I take up a film every three years — I am not in a hurry. It’s a lot about what you do. If I start supplying trash, will my audiences like it? Every thing takes time; a banyan tree doesn’t grow as fast as imagine.”
The director is also an actor and he was seen in movies like Kaminey, Singham Returns, Stanley Ka Dabba. In hindsight, the director feels he shouldn’t have done Singham Returns, as it would have allowed him to spend more time with his ailing father.
He says, “I regret taking it up. If I wasn’t doing Singham Returns, I would have to spent some time with my father. I would have sensed he was sinking and he may have been alive today. My father was my first guru — he exposed me to theatre and classic music.”...