I don’t know the formula of making successful films: Priyan

Mumbai: After being in the industry for over three decades, National award winning filmmaker Priyadarshan says he still does not know the formula of making successful movies and luring audience to cinema halls.

The veteran director has a large body of work in Hindi and down South in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. In Bollywood, he is remembered for comedy films like ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Hungama’, ‘Hulchul’, ‘Garam Masala’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’ and ‘Malamaal Weekly’.

His notable films in South include ‘Kanchivaram’, (Tamil film set in the silk weavers’ town of Kanchipuram, in post-independence India), ‘Kaalapani’ (Malayalam film based on the lives of prisoners in British India), ‘Vellanakalude Nadu’ (Malayalam film based against municipal mafia in the form of Buildings and Public roads) among others.

“With an experience of 32 years and 86 films, I never learnt what a successful formula is to make a film and how to bring people to the theatre. I have only attempted at making good films and I am happy that I have succeeded most of the time. And I am proud of this,” Priyadarshan told PTI.

For the first time this year, Priyan dabbled into the genre of action-thriller with ‘Tezz’, which bombed at the box office. But he remained unfazed with the outcome of the film.

“I was not disappointed. After so many years of experience there is no disappointment as you make what you want to. If it does not work I don’t think of it, I move on with the next project. Every film cannot be a hit, every time you are not right, it happens to me also,” he said.