A new style of film-making has been used in the making of Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi (HDKD).
Director Fauzia Arshi’s debut film is being termed a new age comedy movie.
The movie’s plot is tailored around ‘cat and mouse’ concept, woven in relationships of two different generations. The older generation can be seen teaching the younger lot life’s mantra that can be taught through practice and not through preaching.
Director Fauzia Arshi said, “This is the kind of script that requires actors who could justify with the characters and can live them. The characters in the film are close to reality and anybody can relate with them.”
She elaborated on the casting of the movie, “Not-so-serious actor Om Puri is portraying a character who is a mix of four religions as Mirza Kishan Singh Joseph. Raajpal Yadav in his Masala avatar, Sanjay Mishra would be seen telling your future with benefits in Advocate Ashique Ali’s character. Vijay Patkar as Bawle, a local don Teeli Bhai has been essayed by Razak Khan. The short heighted man Pauwwa played by Suhbash Yadav will be joined by Kader Khan. The bubbly and energetic actress Chitrashi Rawat would be seen playing the character of Sara in the movie while the three new faces are Amit J, Bunty Chopra, Danish Bhat playing HIV (Harry Inder and Veeru) respectively.”
The ensemble cast is the movie’s strength. Each character has been given the same importance with equal screen-space.
Fauzia Arshi seems confident about the packaging and presentation of the movie. According to her, dialogues bring soul to a character and give an identity to it. Each dialogue is written with an intention of spreading laughter. Arshi who has penned the HDKD dialogues explained, “When I started writing the story and its dialogues, I was only concerned that the film should reach maximum number of people and these unique one-liners should hammer each head.”
Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi has been written by Santosh Bhartiya (journalist) and Fauzia Arshi.
Bhartiya has written the screenplay and has incorporated his experiences and knowledge to the script.
When asked him about his screenplay writing experience of Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi, he said, “When the director and I finalised the story and its characterisation, we thought the screenplay should be interesting enough to support them. So, I penned it keeping the real characters alive with their distinctive individualities.
The title track ‘Dimaagh Ka Dahi’ has been sung by Kunal Ganjawala and Ritu Pathak while ‘Baap Hona Paap’ sung by Mika Singh is another party number. There is one romantic song ‘Kabhi Toh Sun Ghaur Se’ sung by Fauzia Arshi and the qawwali ‘Maula Maula’ by Kailash Kher and Fauzia Arshi make up the musical element of the film.
When asked about how she manages different compositions of different moods, Arshi said, “Music drives my soul. It comes naturally to me. I give words prime importance. Once I am through with it, I don’t have to struggle with tune, I pick my guitar and my composition is ready.”