Neengalum Cinema Etukkalaam
(You Can Make Movies)
I am working in the film field for the last twenty five years. I had worked as an assistant director, associate director, assistant writer, writer and in many other sections in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
Usually I would like to share my experience and what I saw, heard and learned in this period, to my friends. In this meantime I wrote a few books also. Among that, I wrote a book related to the film field in the name, ‘Thiraippatam Thayaarippalarkalin Kalai’ (Cinema, the Art of Producers).
And I like to share many other things to my friends. Usually I used to look everything related to film field from my point of view, an alternate view. That is why I had some perception different from others in many subjects. I want to tell these in detail.
But, in the meantime I had planned and made arrangements for my debut film, to be produced and directed by myself. So, I like to tell all those matters after I become a director and producer. But the Corona lockdown came when I am ready to start my project and it made all the plans to be postponed. Now, only after the lockdown period I could restart the works.
Before that, to use this period for some good reasons, I tried to make some videos, like stories, lessons and others. Along with them, as a part of the new attempt of our Film Literature Confluence, as Online Sangamam, planned to share something as seminar series. When think like that, this is the first topic came in mind to tell in that style, ie, ‘Neengalum Cinema Etukkalaam’ which means, ‘You Can Make Movies’. (Literally ‘You Also Can Make Movies’)
Because, for the time being Corona lockdown has came to its finishing stage. The office bearers of theatre associations had told that there is a chance to reopen the theatres soon. Anyhow on the 1st of next month or next to that month, theatre shall be opened. Again the cinema will come to the usual stage, as in the past.
The film personalities, especially the producers, keep a low profile in this lockdown period, will come forward to make films once again. Many newcomers also will come in this line as everyone heard, understand and fascinated by the details about OTT platform in this lockdown period. There is a belief that for the small and medium budget films it will be good market.
Because of all these reasons, there is a chance for many persons to enter the film field. There is a chance for the persons already in the field also to start films with new thoughts and energy. In this time, I think it is not good to avoid telling all the things I wanted to tell, I liked to tell. I think this is the right time to tell all those things. I think it my duty also. That is why I came forward to tell some facts under the topic ‘You can make movies’.
If you ask, “whom this seminar series is meant for?”. the answer is “it is for all related to film field.”
For all who are coming freshly. Always cinema has an attraction, and many from other fields and many areas will come to film field everyday. I think this is for all, who came like that.
For all who are in the field already. For all who search for chance, who got chance and making films and who produce those films also. I like to tell these things to all who are in the field like this.
I want to tell these things to the students, who studied or studying in institutes and colleges, especially the students of ‘visual communication’ and ‘film courses’.
Some persons working in other industries like IT, or in any other business, and will like to enter the film field. I think it will be useful for all those persons also.
Many persons, who are very talented, want to show their talent in any manner in the films. It will be useful for those persons also.
Many persons are making short films, documentaries or other attempts like that, to show their talents, and to prove their passions. I want to tell these things to those persons also.
In total, I would like to tell all these to everyone who like cinema. But, there is difference, only one difference! I am here not to tell the ways to search chance in the film field, and I am trying to tell a single way to create the chance. I am inviting all to make films. I am trying my best to make everyone in film field to stand on their own feet.
If you show your talent once in the films, then bigger chances and success will come automatically. Here I am trying to tell the way for that first chance only.
To give confidence and to make self confident, I want to tell all these thing. I want to tell what I saw, heard, learned and experienced in my life, watched from an alternate point of view and what I felt, in a forceful way, as everyone can understand. I hope this will be useful for you and let us enter into the seminar.