If we don’t watch world cinema, we will keep making stupid films: PK producer

Film maker-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra Friday said Indian filmmakers need to watch world cinema to grow or else the industry will keep making stupid movies.

“I come from a small village in Kashmir and I have seen only Hindi movies. Unless we see world cinema how will we grow? If we don’t watch world cinema we will keep making stupid films. Today I met two to three film makers and I felt great that people take out time and come here to watch movies,” Chopra told reporters at the 16th MAMI film festival.

“I feel it’s not just about world cinema… even regional cinema is doing well. For me the bottom line is cinema is doing well and that’s great. All kinds of cinema should get exposure and be seen across the world. All kinds of cinema are great but our cinema is greater.”

Film-maker Anurag Kashyap presented one of Chopra’s most successful films ‘Parinda’ in the presence of its lead actors Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. The film also had Madhuri Dixit and Nana Patekar in lead roles.

While this year the MAMI film festival saw many celebrities being part of it, Chopra says star power helps the festival.

“I am extremely thankful to Reliance who backed MAMI for so many years. This year the festival happened only because of movie lovers. All the stars who attended the opening ceremony had come there because of their love for cinema, not because they were paid be it Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshay Kumar etc. This is for the first time all of them have come together and supported. I think star power is essential.

” The 16th MAMI film festival will continue till Oct 21.


Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Vidhu Vinod Chopra



  • so far can’t see something extraordinary in pk , waiting for trailer then i will decide whether to watch it or not. btw one can always expect from raju sir.

  • @indicine, whrs the news that
    ‘Salman Khan tops the Times Celebex ranking for the year 2013 !’ ????
    Box office king: Aamir Khan
    Highest no. of brand endorsements: Shah Rukh Khan
    Maximum following on social media: Salman Khan
    The only young star in the top 20: Varun Dhawan

  • SRK fans r so strange ,, they were prising Anushka when she act wd SRK while now they start to abuse Anu when she act with Amir Khan lol

  • This is true
    we need to learn
    Hollywood makes different kind of films one film have only one genre
    They do not mix action comedy romance in one film
    Bollywood should be make these type of films

  • PK will be aamir 5th all time blockbuster. I’m die hard fan of Salman and aamir. can’t wait for this movie.
    I don’t know when aamir khan next movie will come? but definitely I will enjoy this movie and I will watch this movie 4-5 Times in multiplex for sure.
    love u sallu and aamir.

  • AAMIR KHAN is All set to rock the Nation Once Again,, @PKTheFilm is Goin to create HISTORY!!!!!!! Storm is Coming ………. 19th December!!!

  • Stupid films(bad to average films) of superstars in recent time since 2010:

    salman: all movies

    srk: CE, RA.ONE(it was an average movie)

    amir: dhoom 3(average)

    Hrithik: bang bang(average at best)


    akki: many

    ajay: haven’t watched many of his films. Bt Himmatwala was a crap.

  • this is height of stupidity imagination quality makes u more better artist than watching others work. lol on vv chopda.

  • So pls watch HAPPY NEW YEAR with entire PK cast and crew….entertainment ki entertainment ho jayegi and promotion ki promotion :-D

  • he needs to work on his fitness. look at his shoulders. vidhu sir eat something. look at amir khan he is getting fatter day by day

  • We need movies like 3 Idiots, Guzaarish, Lootera, Jodhaa Akbar, The Lunchbox, Haider, Eega not films like HNY, OSO, Ra.One or CE. #supportcinema

  • Some ppl like Sajid Khan, Srk, Rohit Shetty, Ram Gopal Varma should learn to do some good movies. Most of their films are mindless and bad for Indian cinema.

  • but indian family audience is not ready 4 it mostly world movies r watched by youngster in india not family come out to watch may be after 20 years things will change.

  • i think movies like haider,paan singh tomar,queen etc should be encouraged and bigger stars like srk salman and hrithik should be a part of it. aamir tries to promote such cinema.
    even if a movie like swades,dhobi ghat or guzarish fails instead of bashing that actor and his fans we should feel ashamed of ourselves that sensible cinema is shelved.
    of course there is no harm in entertainers like a kick bang2 d3 or hny but parrellel cinema should also be given its due

  • our indian cinema has its own level..
    we shd neva copy hollywood…instead we shd take masala movie to such heights k hollywood will come n copy us… isnt it??
    rohit farah murugodoss hav deir own place… n deir success ratio is 100% if umm not wrong as tees mar khan was a semi hit… Also art films like lootera pan singh tomar n haider shd b promoted more parallely…wot we need to do is k we shd xpand our territories which is possible only wen our films wil b liked worldwide… n dis wil happen if we r goin to produce quality movies… n I believe even masala movies hav some quality.

  • So, at last BOI declared the verdict of Bang Bang.. Its SEMI HIT like Jai Ho !
    if Jai Ho was a failure for Salman thn Bang Bang also a failure for Hrithik.. Accept the truth HR fans.. Be honest!

  • Bang Bang 15days total net:
    Producers figure: 170crs
    Trade figure: 133crs

    37crs diff from trade fig in just 15days.. OMG!!!!!!
    Hrithik, Really u r the King..
    King of Manipulation!

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