Wall Street Journal India’s “Brahmin Bulls” Interview
Having made four short films dealing with identity and dislocation, Indian-American Mahesh Pailoor, in his first feature-length film, wanted to explore the father-son relationship. “So many movies are ostensibly father and son stories so it’s difficult to try and make something that hasn’t been done before. But what I really wanted to do was tell an honest and realistic portrait of how that relationship changes over time,” said Mr. Pailoor of American-funded “Brahmin Bulls.”
The film is a story of the fractured relationship between two Indians living in the U.S., Ashok and his son Sid, who are constantly locking horns.
In Mumbai to showcase the film at Mumbai Film Festival which runs until Oct. 24, Mr. Pailoor, who lives in Los Angeles, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about his journey as a filmmaker, his perception of Bollywood and the changing face of Indian cinema.