‘Real life films are extremely rewarding’
Srinagar, Feb 28: Eminent film maker and broadcaster, Yawar Abbas Baqri today said the life could be portrayed only through real life films.
Yawar, while delivering a lecture on ‘Real Life Film Versus Documentary’ at Kashmir University stressed the real life films were extremely rewarding. “We use real characters as actors. The people are charming and add color to the films. There is a feeling of truthfulness,” he said.
Noted film maker said, he does not like even the word documentary. “Several real life films failed to succeed as they were dubbed as documentaries.”
University teachers, students of Media Education Research Centre, scholars, media professionals and other members of the civil society also participated in the event.
Senior journalist and editor Kashmir Times Publication Group, Ved Bhasin was the chief guest.
Yawar spoke about his passion for reel life and said how he was physically and emotionally involved with his subjects and the context in order to try to make the best. “You have to have patience to live with the subjects and to go through the hardships which they have gone through to reach nearer to the truth,” said Yawar adding he was thrilled to see himself in Kashmir.
He also gave a little background of all his films before they were screened at the auditorium.
Yawar’s famous films like Mother Ganges, Cricket In India and Khans of Pakistan including others have been broadcast on many TV networks in Britain, USA, Canada, India, Pakistan Germany, France, and Holland. The films have also won awards at major International Film and TV Festivals.
“I have also filmed Charioteer of Delhi, ‘Delhi Ka Tangewala,’ he said. “ I spend hours shooting him. I would wake up in the morning with him and follow him where ever he went. I would sit with him. I would eat with him before shooting so that I could present a real picture.
He said shooting real life films was a Herculean task and it needs perseverance.
Yawar has been Films Consultant to the United Nations and chief of Films and Television at Third World media.
The event was presided by Dean Academic Affairs KU, Prof A R Yousuf and attended by Prof Shohab Inayat Malik, Head Department of Urdu, University of Jammu.
Ved Bhasin suggested that he would like the noted film maker to shoot the Kashmiri sufferings and show it to the world.
“I would like if someone produces a film on Kashmir conflict,” Bhasin said.
Kashmir University VC, Prof Riyaz Punjabi had invited Baqri to Kashmir.
Head of the department MERC, Dr Shahid Rasool, thanked Yawar for sharing his experience with students. “The film maker has lot of creative ability.”
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