Panaji: Priyadarshan, the notable film maker and director regretted the ‘huge deterioration’ in the quality of film making and blamed the rise of mobile cameras for it. He chaired the jury that selected the feature-length films of the prestigious ‘Indian panorama’ section of IFFI. Priyadarshan said that at least 50 percent of the 314 films they had to watch as a part of the selection process were of bad quality.
Priyadarshan said that since everyone has a camera in their pocket nowadays, they are shooting and making whatever they have in mind without any training. He also mentioned how difficult it was during their days to undergo the training to really handle a film.
He further mentioned that the films which were chosen were the best and he could see the thought and team hard work in the films. Harish Bhiwani, a member of the jury shared the same views as Priyadarshan.