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RAJESH CHAWLA – ON WRITING AN UNDERWATER CENTRIC FILM IN INDIA

Posted by Vivek on September 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

The first thing that catches your attention about Rajesh Chawla’s writing is how real and topical they sound. His dialogues are based on real conversation that one hears in India, very grounded, but very “non filmi,” and in fact that is their real impact. But Rajesh, who has written extensively for the Indian Television industry, is now coming out with his most challenging assignment, that or writing an underwater action thriller- WARNING. Already SURKHAAB, where he was the dialogue writer, has been added to the Library of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (“Oscar”). Here we talk to this talented writer, about WARNING, set to release later in September:

 How did WARNING come your way?

Gurmmeet Singh (the director) is a dear friend of mine. I had written 3 feature scripts for him. We respect each other’s work. One day Guru called me up and asked me if I would be interested in writing a thriller for him. I immediately said yes because it was one genre that I had not written earlier. I wrote a sample scene and it went through.

What were the challenges in writing WARNING?

Thankfully, none.

On working with the Director and other creative folks in WARNING?

As I mentioned earlier that I already have written quite a few scripts with/for Guru so that comfort level was already there. Moreover it is always fun arguing with Guru (over the scenes).

Has the film shaped up per your expectations?

Honestly speaking, I didn’t expect the film to shape the way it has. It looks simply AWESOME… very international. I was stumped when I saw the rushes. Hats off to Guru and team. Brilliant.

 On your upcoming projects.

Yeah there are quite a few of them. There is Goldengate creations’ SURKHAAB… Satish Kaushik’s GANG OF GHOSTS… then there is (again Gurmmeet Singh’s) MUBAARKAAN… Yes… There are some amazing upcoming films that I am a part of.

 

 

 

1 Response
 
Good show Rajesh, I am proud of you. All the best. Darshan Darshan Nangia September 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm
 
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