If the movie's well made and it's about things that count, people will ultimately see the depth in it.
Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.
When you look at our world, the truth is that we're all under the influence of politics.
I think that will be a lot of fun for audiences to get the same stream of consciousness that was going through my head at the time. It was very exciting to suddenly recall what I was feeling at the time.
I think the job of movie reviewing can be really tough. If a film has layers that need to be thought about, it's easy to get missed the first time around.
It's hard to blame someone because they simply don't have time.
They suggested I should introduce an element of reincarnation in the story. At first, I thought that was silly. But then, this whole time dimension began to fascinate me.
I'm not a very serious person. You know how they say that clowns are very funny in public and are really sad at home? I'm really kind of stupid at home and more serious in public.
Conventionally, one looks at history as something of the past. But after Einstein, who knows what is in the past and what is in the present?
I began to feel that, in a sense, we were all prisoners of our own history.
I simply wanted to state that during this little slice of history, this is what happened and these were the good sides of it, these were the more dangerous sides of it, and this was the result.
The history of the white man in India really jumped up and bit me in the neck.
Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different from sitting down to a meal with a British family.
I try to address my audiences intelligently. The man in the street counts, but sometimes he forgets that he counts.
Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.