Most of us have grown up on this cartoon (I remember that the only reason I didn’t have a normal bedtime was because I’d stay up late to catch this show), so it came as quite a surprise to see that Sanjay Gupta won’t let his kid watch Tom & Jerry! He has a good reason for it, though, as he explained on The Front Row this week while in conversation with Anupama Chopra, Sujoy Ghosh and Anurag Kashyap for their Quentin Tarantino special episode. Check out the excerpt!
Anupama Chopra: As filmmakers, do you find the amount of violence in Quentin Tarantino’s films troubling?Sujoy Ghosh: There is a section of people who do find it troubling. I almost got a divorce from Django Unchained because my wife found it extremely violent. (laughs)Sanjay Gupta: But he (Tarantino) is preparing you for that. His movies are coming up with NC17 rating. So you just have to be ready for what you are making and then you have to go for it.Anurag Kashyap: Sometimes I also flinch but then it doesn’t mean that I’ll tell him not to do it.
Sujoy: You see, violence is everywhere. If you see the average Tom & Jerry cartoon, they are beating the crap out of each other with the sauce pan.
Sanjay: I don’t let my kid watch Tom & Jerry for that reason, the violence.
Watch “The Front Row with Anupama Chopra” tonight at 8:30 pm on Star World for the full conversation with directors Anurag Kashyap, Sanjay Gupta and Sujoy Ghosh on the legacy of Quentin Tarantino. For more details on the show, log on to their website: www.thefrontrow.starworld.in. Follow them on Twitter @tfr2013 and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheFrontRowWithAnupamaChopra