With Housefull 4 breaking records in spite of the yucky reviews, it is quite evident to Kumar Mangat and Anees Bazmee the producer and director of Pagalpanti that there is a huge gap between what the critics and the aam junta think.
Pagalpanti, says director Anees Bazmee, is even crazier than Housefull 4. “It is not meant to be a film for those who intellectualize their movie experience. At the same time it is not what critics describe as a film where you leave your brains behind. I’ve never understood this concept. How can the audience leave their brains behind? Leave it where? Is it a detachable component in the human anatomy?”
Anees who has made some of the most successful situational comedies of Bollywood in recent times from No Entry to Mubarakan feels his kind of comedy is under-valued. “Believe me; a lot of thought goes into my comedies. We’ve a gallery of writers on board who are constantly thinking, processing their ideas, and writing. Comedies like Pagalpanti don’t get made out of thin air.”
And one more thing: Anees won’t have a single vulgar word in his film. “I want the entire family the father, mother, daughters and sons to laugh together without any discomfort. Pagalpanti provides that kind of entertainment where families don’t have to cringe while watching a film together,” promises Anees.