THE CORNER TABLE - A film by Manjari Makijany
Manjari Makijany has dabbled in all sorts of things, but directing is where her passion lies. Rhea Dhanbhoora talks to her about her new short film, 'The Corner Table'.
"Tom Alter was the first to say yes to the project and everything fell in place after that. He's an effortless actor and made my work look easy."
Have you always wanted to direct? "My father told me once that I could be anything I wanted to be and that I would be good at it. I wish every parent said that to their child so they can realize their true potential. I realized I wanted to make films before I even knew what directing was."
Human Relationships fascinate me! Manjari Makijany, writer/director talks to Shreya Mukherjee. Excerpts from the interview.
"I approached Salim-Sulaiman out of the blue, but to my surprise they agreed. The score they created for the film is perfect. They made the silences breathe and that the mood which was required."
"I have a fantastic story for a feature film" she is currently attending film festivals in the U.S where the film has been officially selected to screen
"Incidentally Kevin Pereira, the cinematographer, and I worked as assistants on the Indian schedule of 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'M.I-4' It was great fun collaborating with him on the project"
Vinati Makijany, plays the cafe waitress in the film. "I need a script that moves me or stirs me from within"
On directing her sister, Manjari says, "Vinati was never treated like an actor on set, she was expected to act as well as do production design! Such is the liberty of being the older sister!"
"I stumbled upon 'The Pantry' while I was walking around Kalaghoda, and it is such a charming cafe that I decided to set the film there"
"I love to know what goes on Behind the Scenes"
Manjari Makijany tells Tania Roy why she chooses to portray the simplicites and complexities of human relationships on screen.
In Sambha's Memory, Manjari talks to Shaheen Parkar from Mid Day about her second short film
The first screening of her short film co-incides with the 3D release of Sholay the movie that made her father, Mac mohan's popularly known as 'Sambha'