Planning for some action?
Allan has had no formal training or any godfather in the industry but still he has managed to climb the ladder of success and in quite sometime achieved a name for himself. So doesn't he feel that from the time he started till today, action direction has gained more recognition? "Yes definitely I believe as more and more films are being based on action, it is definitely in the limelight." Now that every film requires a stylized action sequence how does he go about planning for one? "It's a long process. You first read the script and plan out. A design is made, then the storyboarding is done and finally I do a small preview so everyone has an idea of what I am doing." And how does he ensure safety during these dare devil acts "Safety is very important to me. I make sure not only the actors but also the unit members are well protected. All my equipment and cables are only used in one stunt and I make sure I don't use it again.
Hollywood or Bollywood?
Action in our films has definitely evolved through the years but still Hollywood is considered to be far superior in action sequences than Bollywood. So what is the reason for such a big difference? Is it just lack of proper training and equipment or is it the issue of budgeting. Allan Amin who is a great fan of action director Jerry Crompton is quick to make the choice "The difference is of budget. If you see films like Mission Impossible have a budget of 300 crores. If there is more budget there is more action, which has been made possible in Dhoom2 which had a budget of 35 crores."
Lights, camera or only action?
So doesn't the noted action director want to ever direct a film? Pat comes the reply. "No I am not interested in making a film at all. I am happy with what I am doing