The Brain behind Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi
To direct a movie is not an easy job and to handle umpteen departments of filmmaking single handedly with perfection is really meritorious, especially for a debutant director and Fauzia Arshi is the one who has proved her talent right from her first directorial venture titled Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi. The film is a sheer comedy, being written, produced and directed by Fauzia Arshi, who has also rendered songs, penned and composed the music.
The film’s cast is unique which includes Kader Khan, Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra, Raajpal Yadav, Razzak Khan, Amita Nangia, Vijay Patkar and others. It is jointly produced by Fauzia Arshi and Santosh Bhartiya.
We met the talented and intellectual filmmaker, who being busy educed some time for the interview at her suburban posh office. A great observer and a highly qualified woman, having rich academic background, Fauzia hails from a non-filmi family and holds number of degrees MBA in Marketing, LLB in Criminology, Masters in Commerce, Masters in English, Masters in Journalism and also completed her phD in Industrial Sickness. Being a COO of Daily Multimedia Limited (DML) and producer of films Fatso and Bhaiyyaji Superhitt.
What imbibed her to take up direction? ‘My various experiences, study of encyclopedia and communicate with people from different walks of life, inspired me to make this film. Moreover, the script and content of my film is original and the character’s doesn’t resemble with any reel, but real life Fauzia reveals’. A one woman show, Fauzia is an instant decision maker and does several things at a time with ease which keeps her identity aloof from other filmmakers.
Making a movie with seasoned comedians wasn’t tough as she have been a professor of management, so to manage people doesn’t trouble her. A part from filmmaker, Fauzia is also a guitarist and painter. With Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi, Bollywood introduces Fauzia Arshi as the combination of first female filmmaker and music director.
Tell us something about your company Daily Multimedia Limited (DML)? “It’s an entertainment company and media corporate house which is involved in producing movies, television content, ad films, documentaries, short films, political campaign and event organizing. Our prime focus is to provide healthy entertainment, that is not socially relevant and commercially viable but, also has global appeal Fauzia expounds”.