Vidhu Vinod Chopra recounts why ‘Parinda’ remains one of his most special directorial ventures

Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra recounts why ‘Parinda’ remains one of his most special directorial ventures. It’s been thirty years since ‘Parinda’ was released

Vidhu Vinod Chopra recounts why ‘Parinda’ remains one of his most special directorial ventures

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Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has been celebrating the completion of 30 years of Parinda by sharing video clips and information about what went into the making of the film which was considered to be a tight budgeted film in those days. He revealed some anecdotes about the film right from talking about how Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor shot the romantic song with the sunset as the backdrop in 7 minutes to sharing full nostalgic content for all Parinda fans.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra recounts why ‘Parinda’ remains one of his most special directorial ventures

Vidhu shared an insight into the film. He said, "The most striking aspect for me would be that we created the entire movie in a budget of ₹12 lakh, which was too less for a film of that scale. But what it did was it lent an even greater authenticity to the film because we couldn’t go beyond our budget but wouldn’t compromise the integrity of the story, so the locations, the crowds screaming — they were all real. It helped the film stay true to the city that we were portraying. So our weakness became our strength."

One of the cult classic films today, Parinda remains relevant to the audience even now. Talking about the same Vidhu adds, "Parinda, at the heart of it, is a film about the relationship between two brothers. The reason why the film cannot age is that it deals with two brothers and the affection between them and that bond is valid even today. I dedicated the film to my brother Vir. Like ours, the bond between brothers is timeless and so is Parinda."

'Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films' is celebrating 30 years of the Bollywood classic ‘Parinda’. The film was written and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and was released on the 3rd of November 1989. The Bollywood crime-drama had an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Nana Patekar, and Madhuri Dixit.

On the work front, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s next project is Shikara and slated to release in 2019.

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