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Like his movies, Saeed Mirza’s books are thought-provoking, but completely out of the book. In his new book, I Know the Psychology of Rats, the author brings his memories of his close friend Kundan Shah to life using illustrations, photographs and even fonts on one of his pages. I’m here. This book is not only about two friends and their different ideas, but also an overview of the social and political events in India and the world that inspired their films.
The best friendships aren’t smooth sailing, they’re built on rocky starts and a constant quest for new ideas that keep the bonds strong. The same can be said of the friendship between filmmakers Saeed Mirza and the late Kundan Shah. They have been close friends of his for over 40 years and Saeen Mirza wanted to share his Kundan experience with the whole world. Saeed Mirza recently released a new book “I Know the Psychology of Rats” in Delhi and on January 13th at his Literati in Calangute he will give Goans a better understanding of his book. How did Said meet Kundan? “We were the same students at the Indian Film and Television Institute in Pune. At the film institute you have to absorb the films and take notes afterwards, he was very passionate and that habit wore down my nerves. , called a trio of Kundan and two of his friends.Towards the end of the third year, we were in the same class and got along a little better, but weren’t very friendly. When I saw it, I thought it was a great piece. For me personally, it was the best movie in its class,” says Said. “After college, we started going our separate ways. He and his gang went to Hyderabad where they did film work. Bombay was too big for them to choose from. I returned to Mumbai and worked on my first feature film, hearing that they were trying to do something with the local government and shooting an advertising film for a clothing store in Hyderabad. It was a big struggle for them to make ends meet.I heard that when I had just finished my first film, Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan, he quit filmmaking and went to England with his wife. I was. What a waste of talent he thought. His first project was with me when he returned to India. I was working on his second film, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyung Aata Hai, and I was so happy he was back. When he became my assistant, we got really close and he was incredibly helpful. He started doing movies, documentaries, TV series, etc. and that was our journey. His three-year stint in England made him incredibly political. He understood what racism was, what colonialism was, and how imperial power viewed people under its control. My job has changed. ” Regarding the title of the book, Said explains: This is our story of how Kundanshah and Said Mirza, his two different types of people, became friends and went on a social and political journey. It was about our times and the basic purpose of Kundan was to reflect our times. He used to say I was a mouse all along. I made it the title of the book because I know what it means. The book is a social, cinematic and historical journey, the history of modern India and the history of the world at the same time.We spent a lot of time together.His work since 2008. He would come to my house regularly when it got late and we would talk about the world. It was important for him to continue writing scripts. We sometimes fought over the script, but it was a give and take between us, a straight friendship. Said comes from a family that used to write movies and screenplays, and Kundan comes from a trading family, two people from very different backgrounds. “He was a beautiful mind. The fact that people of all backgrounds make up the world and no one can judge and what you think is mediocre is absolutely amazing.” Since he passed away it has left an empty hole in me.As I write, I have revived that memory.He is more than just a friend, he is a passionate Indian trying to make sense of our world. That is his way of creating a form of film that reflects the absurd world we live in. He tries so hard to make sense of it, wild and grotesque just to reflect on it. , created an absurd, funny and nonsensical form. He was passionate about what he did.”Was Said so experimental without Kundan? “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” was not a funny movie but a satire of our times. He became one of the best films made in India in the last 100 years. ” About his writing style, he said: That understanding and my book are experimental in form and structure. It can be mixed up and many things are possible. The greatest mediocrity is the beginning, middle, and end. Nachiket Patwardhan has tackled the book’s visuals with countless photographs and illustrations, most notably the little mouse character that traverses the pages of the book. “How can you pause typography and even letters that grow and shrink in size, not just visuals and drawings and what you see on the next page? All these elements are important. Producer and art director, he was the art director for “Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!” And he knew Kundan and I very well. We both enjoyed the books. I didn’t dictate the ideas, we both put our thoughts together and wrote the book,” Sayid says of his bond with Naticket. Splitting his time between Mumbai and Goa, Said found Goa to be more peaceful because of his writing. “I prefer to write in Goa and the hills of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. We need to be, we need solitude.” Literacy and MOG celebrate Saeed Mirza’s new book, Know the Psychology of Rat, on January 13 at 6:30 PM. Saeed Mirza talks with Subodh Kerkar and Sachin Chatte about the book published by Tulika Books.