When a young boy comes to Mumbai from Srinagar, he is surprised to see birds in the pigeon house in Dadar area of the city. Thus, the vision of the film ‘Parinda’ was realized exactly thirty years ago.
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The film’s director Vidhu Vinod Chopra recalled the film saying, “That scene of pigeons flying tied me. That scene impressed me so much that I wrote the story of the film. ”
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Significantly, Parinda was released exactly thirty years ago. The film starred Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Nana Patekar and Jackie Shroff. The story of Parinda film revolves around the gang war of Mumbai as well as the relationship between the two brothers.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra said, “(in making this film) a lot of hurdles were revealed. We had to make a film for twelve lakh rupees. There are many memories of making Parinda and the most special of them is that we made the whole film for just twelve lakh rupees. To save money, from the place to the apparel, we tried to keep everything real and did not compromise on any level. Our biggest weakness became the biggest strength because we had made an actual film. ”
He said, “I came from Kashmir where I grew up among snow-capped mountains and lakes. (Coming to Mumbai) I suddenly saw traffic and goons. For me it was astonishing. I wanted to show that Bombay in the film. Parinda was for me a Kashmiri villager’s vision of a city like Mumbai. ”Vidhu Vinod Chopra said that cinema is a continuous journey.