Manav Kaul talks about his tryst with filmmaking

Published: Dec 27, 2012, 04:05 IST | Deepali Dhingra |

"I'm a film buff," confesses Manav Kaul. For the playwright, director and actor, who has written plays like Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane, Peele Scooterwala Aadmi, Laal pencil and Gorakh, making a film was something that he had always dreamt of

His debut film Hansa has already received accolades at film festivals. “We had never even thought that the film would release in a theatre. The effort was to make an honest movie and I guess that came across.,” says Manav.

Manav Kaul

The first-time director admits there were start-up hiccups with the project, as nobody on his team had a clue about filmmaking. “Most of the cast comprises of mountains folk and the rest are from theatre. Initially, I didn’t even know where to place the camera! (laughs) But then we managed to complete the film in 20 days.”

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