Balaji Mohan, the maker of evocative tamil short films like Mittaai veedu, Addi tail, etc has set the right on his every step. His recent ebullient feature film venture "Kadhalil sodhapuvadu yeppadi" starred by Amala Paul and Siddharth has catered laurels for the poignant make. Interesting to know that it is adapted from his earlier short film. Evidently he was never empty handed which is one reason for his frisky propulsion in his metier field of short film making .
Balaji Mohan, who says he was a good student “by mistake”, dropped out of an engineering course to pursue his dream. “I think the biggest mistake my parents made was to get me a handycam,” he laughs, adding, “I sent my first film, ‘Velicham' (in which I acted), to some festivals and won. From then on, things fell in place.” His few short films tend to pose narrations by the main characters mostly explaining the psychological facts about human relations or behaviors thus Balaji has weaved his signature style of short film making. Music composer Thaman was noted to appreciate Balaji for the first time following which he aided Balaji in composing music score for his short film 'Mittaai Vidu'.
Making of Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Eppadi short film
Boom microphones were mostly used in his short films enabling to reproduce the apt intonations, ambient sounds in a correct composition. Invading elements in his projects can be the natural feel, screenplay, crisp and cute script. Balaji carved "Kadhalil sodhapuvadu yeppadi" short film with an intend to drive it as a feature film later. Cinematographer Nirav Shah had laid the step for it. Proud that Siddharth and Amala Paul had already sighted this short which made them to accept for the feature film with no second thought. A 'pakka' pre-production enabled Balaji to drive out the tension on set. With a firm confidence, he wasn't nervous when the film was about to be released. Balaji assured that his film could entertain people of all ages and added that they could relate it with their life. It is perspicuous.
It is irrefutable that fervent talents like Balaji are scarce in tamil cinema and they are sometimes denied a chance. On a positive note, lets hope for a better tomorrow which showers opportunities for latent talents. Our hearty wishes to Balaji for his future endeavors !
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