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Priyadarshan to make realistic comedies

IANS [Wednesday, December 14, 2005]

His brand of comedy has worked its magic at box-office so far. Now with his forthcoming "Malamaal Weekly", Priyadarshan says he will introduce a new form of "realistic comedy".

"Most of the characters in my comedies have always been an exaggerated lot, but this one will have characters for real like the local milkman, the barber, the butcher and the shoemaker... people may just get the impression that they are watching humour in an art film," he says.

In fact, he has decided to make this a permanent feature of all his situational comedies in the future, reports Bollywood Trade.

The film also has another first to his credit - it happens to be the first among his new series of original stories, not a remake of any of his Malayalam hits.

"It is a purely original story not made in any other language so far. Besides, it is the first village comedy made by any filmmaker so far," he says.

The film tells the story of a poor farmer in a drought-stricken village who sells lottery tickets for a living and realises that one of the tickets he has sold has won the first prize of Rs.10 million. The story unfolds as he diplomatically traces the lottery recipient and manages to get the ticket back.

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