Mumbai: Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar believes today`s films are more real as compared to those made a few years ago.
"I feel that there is no melodrama today. I am talking about good films. Today the dialogues and conversations have become more real and characters are becoming more realistic," the 68-year-old said here Friday at a special screening of the film ‘Bombay Talkies’.
‘Bombay Talkies’, by four directors - Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibaker Banerjee and Javed`s daughter Zoya, has been made in celebration of the centenary year of Indian cinema.
Talking about changes in Indian cinema, Javed said: "Things are not in water-tight compartment. Some things change while some remain as it is. Although a connection is there between them. Even today also we watch the old good films that appeals us."
But Javed feels "today`s good films have a different temperament".
Javed, a National award-winning talent is known for penning popular films like ‘Andaaz`, ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’, ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Don’, ‘Kaala Patthar’ and ‘Shaan’. He made a roaring team with Salim Khan, but has also written individually. He has written a string of popular songs as well.