Shah sees cinema halls in museums in future
Mumbai: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah says that the future will be all about computers and web, and that within 50 years, cinema halls will only be in museums.
"The future comprises the computer and web. I think within 50 years, cinema halls will only be in museums," Naseeruddin said in a statement.
"And people from that time would be in awe that thousands came together to watch a film. It's a tragedy, films are a communal experience, more and more of it is becoming personal."
He joked that maybe in 100 years, children will be born with telephones implanted in their heads.
"I won't be around to see it, but I really miss the thrill of going to a crowded cinema and watching a movie, immaterial if the seats were comfortable or not. I grew up in places like Meerut, Alibaug and Nanital, where you sat on wooden seats and used to buy 40 paise tickets and watch the movie from the first row. "I have been very fascinated by director Qaushiq Mukherjee's films. I think he is pretty unique filmmaker. "The first film of Qaushiq Mukherjee that I saw was Tasher Desh, in which my son acted and the way he has shot the play by Rabindrath Tagore is a completely unique take on it.
I have also seen Ludo and Garbage, which I cannot say are perfect movies, but what he is attempting to do is to find new cinema language. I was very interested to see what he would do with an action thriller".