"There is a huge scarcity of good comedy films today"

Comedy films reduced to total buffoonery today feels Priyadarshan
Flix Comedy Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 14:31

Filmmaker Priyadarshan has offered several rib-tickling comedies throughout his career but the director says he feels sad over the state of comedy movies today.

Known for helming blockbusters like "Hera Pheri", "Garam Masala", "Malamaal Weekly", "Bhagam Bhaag", Priyadarshan says comedy in films has been reduced to mere antics of mocking.

"There is a huge scarcity of good comedy films today. What I see is total buffoonery being passed as 'comedy'. I don't believe in the comedy which relies heavily on just making faces and mocking," Priyadarshan told PTI.

The 59-year-old director said he has consciously avoided using crass dialogues in his comedies as films are meant to be watched by a family audience.

"I have always stayed away from double meaning, crass and vulgar dialogues in my films. I don't believe in them. And hence, I feel sad when I see the state of comedy films," the "Hungama" director said.

"There is a certain social value associated with comedy films. You should make films which children can enjoy with their parents. There should be quality comedy," he added.

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