Anees Bazmee on Pagalpanti: ‘How Can the Audience Leave their Brains Behind? Leave It Where?’
Pagalpanti is one of the madcap comedies that Anees Bazmee is known for
With Housefull 4 breaking records in spite of the yucky reviews, it is quite evident to Kumar Mangat and Aneez Bazmee the producer and director of Paagalpanti that there is a huge gap between what the critics and the aam junta think. Paagalpanti, says director Anees Bazmee, is even crazier than Housefull 4. “It is not meant to be a film for those who intellectualize their movie experience. At the same time it is not what critics describe as a film where you leave your brains behind. I’ve never understood this concept. How can the audience leave their brains behind? Leave it where? Is it a detachable component in the human anatomy?”
Anees who has made some of the most successful situational comedies of Bollywood in recent times from No Entry to Mubaarakan feels his kind of comedy is under-valued. “Believe me, a lot of thought goes into my comedies. We’ve a gallery of writers on board who are constantly thinking, processing their ideas, writing. Comedies like Paagalpanti don’t get made out of thin air.”
And one more thing: Anees won’t have a single vulgar word in his film. “I want the entire family the father, mother, daughters and sons to laugh together without any discomfort. Paagalpanti provides that kind of entertainment where families don’t have to cringe while watching a film together,” promises Anees.
Pagalpanti stars John Abraham, Pulkit Samrat, Arshad Warsi, Urvashi Rautela, Ileana Dcruz and over and above all, Anil Kapoor. It releases in the UAE this week.