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Jyoti Kapoor on high-concept films and screenplay

She also shared experiences of her early professional life as a journalist


MUMBAI: There is a myth in Bollywood that high-concept cinemas don’t find their way to the box office. But the economy of film-making is going through a change and more small budget story-driven films are coming out as hits. The list is long with Badhhai Ho, Raazi, Andhadhun, Thappad, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and The Sky is Pink.

At The Content Hub 2020 Masterclass, Jyoti Kapoor, writers of films like Badhhai Ho and Good Newzz in a candid chat with film-critic Gayatri Gauri shared insights on high-concept films.

Kapoor said that high concept story is something that is unique and the premise of the film can be defined in one line. However, according to her all good films are not necessarily high-concept driven. She also shared experiences of her early professional life as a journalist which helped her later as scriptwriter also. Although she did not reveal too much she said that real life definitely reflects in her works.

She also added that constant work teaches you how to make a synopsis less boring, how to balance between breaking and following a screenplay structure. While there are chances of story ideas being stolen, she said that chances of ideas getting tampered increases if a one-page story synopsis is being shared.

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