The title Dasvidaniya might assume to contain a serious idea but Vinay Pathak's presence in it simply subtracts the graveness. The film Dasvidaniya, Russian word for goodbye, is set to release next month and has Pathak on and off the camera as it is also his first venture into film production.
Recently in the city at Inox, Pathak spoke about the film that tells a story of the dreams of an ordinary man with his admired humorous insight. "My dream is to dance with Marilyn Monroe and that's impossible, however there are many people around us who keep their potential ambitions on hold. The film is about an ordinary man a symbolic character of the millions in our country, who have unfulfilled dreams and a monotonous life. He doesn't have any special skills or a happy family and one day he gets to know that he will die in the next three months. That is when the desire arises to do those certain things before he dies and those are months when he truly lives life. I would say the film goes through a variety of emotions and none of them are deliberate, all situational and natural," adds Pathak.
Shot in real locations and not with a very robust budget the film also features Rajat Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, Neha Dhupia and Ranvir Shorey. Sung by Kailash Kher, Mumma is the only lip sync song in Dasvidaniya and Pathak's favourite. Speaking of the script and characters Pathak says, "The film is extremely simple and we have played around innovatively to portray the characters. Although not the conventionally big star cast, all the actors I believe perfectly fit in the role. Because of certain films, I have a comical image, which I don't mind. Nevertheless this film is a shift and through my character I show all the emotions in a person's daily life."
Working on several scripts and planning to come out with the next film under his Lemon Tea Productions Pathak also hopes to be back in the city in December with his play, C For Clown as he opines, "I am eager to hear from people the review on this film and role. A film is considered valued after its mass acceptance. Although no formula can be devised, I feel a good script holds the major contribution to the film's success."