It would be hard to ignore `Shanghai`: Dibakar
New Delhi: With three successful films behind him, Dibakar Banerjee is confident about his upcoming political thriller ‘Shanghai’ and says it would be hard for the audience to ignore the film.
Dibakar, 41, has given hits like ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’, ‘Oye Lucky Lucky Oye’ and ‘LSD’ in the past. The director feels `Shanghai`, an Indian adaptation of Greek author Vassilis Vassilikos` famous novel ‘Z’, is his most radical work so far.
"Audience may like it and they may not like it. But there is one thing that I can say about `Shanghai`, I don`t think anybody will be able to ignore it. It`s not a tasted formula film.
This kind of film has not been made in India before. It has got a completely different set up and subject," Dibakar told reporters during the promotion of the film here.
Dibakar says he has completely changed the second half of his film from the original book as he wanted to depict the changes in the Indian political system.
"My film is loosely based on the novel. The second-half is completely different from the novel and 1969 French film of the same name. There is so much change in our political system in the last 15 years and I have tried to bring those elements in the film," he said.
The four leads, Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Prasenjit and Kalki, represent the four different classes of the society.
"India is a class-oriented society. The class which Emraan represents in the film, is looked down upon. I wanted to break class system in the society through my film," he said.
Apart from the peppy item number `Bharat Mata Ki Jai`, Dibakar has introduced lip syncing technology in the songs for the first time.
"Over time, I have realised that songs are the main pillers of a film to make it hit. Indian audience only go to theatres if the film has got good songs. So, this time I have also introduced it," he said.