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1 Minute With Vijay Jayapal: 15 Rapid-Fire Questions

1 Minute With Vijay Jayapal: 15 Rapid-Fire Questions

Vijay Jayapal

After a successful debut with Revelations (2016), Tamil filmmaker Vijay Jayapal returned this year with his second feature. Nirvana Inn (2019), a psychological horror thriller opened to rave reviews at the 24th Busan International Film Festival early this month. As the film gears up for a theatrical release, let’s get to know our filmmaker in spotlight this week better through our fun, fiery rapid-fire round!


1. What are you binge-watching right now?

Succession (HBO)


2. I can’t wait to watch?

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel (Season 3)


3. The last good film/web series you saw?

Unbelievable (Netflix) (web series)


4. A film you wish you had written/directed?

‘A Separation’ by Asghar Farhadi


5. A book you’d recommend…

Everything that Haruki Murakami has written


6. A book you’d want to make into a film?

The 18th Parallel (Tamil) by Ashokamitran


7. A film that was better than the book?

The Godfather 1 and 2


8. One thing you hate about being a filmmaker?

It’s a lonely job sometimes


9. A myth you want to bust about being a filmmaker?

Filmmakers are too intellectual


10. A film that changed your life?

Iruvar by Mani Ratnam and ‘The Colours Trilogy’ by Kieslowski


11. A film you’d pick up on a dull day?

Any of Paul Thomas Anderson’s films

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12. If you woke up as an actor one day, who would it be?

Daniel Day Lewis


13. A film critics/audiences’ loved but you hated?

Many! I don’t see eye to eye with a lot of critics out here 🙂


14. A filmmaker you admire?

Zoya Akhtar


15. The best Indian film you’ve seen this year?

‘Gully Boy’


Bonus – An overrated filmmaker?

Quentin Tarantino


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