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After finishing my training in "Koothupattarai" - Tamil theatre group I got introduced to Mr. Manikandan M - Cinematographer & Director through some friends. Through him I got an opportunity to work in my first short film RAAVANAM directed by Karthik Subbaraj G. I take this opportunity to thank them. After that I did THE JUNIORS and KAADHALIL SOTHAPPUVADHU YEPPADI short films with Balaji Mohan and thus my career started.
Its not that only a person trained professionally can act well. But training can help in exploring yourself in certain areas.I don't recommend anyone for anything.
3.How did you get the inspiration to involve in short film making ?
I wanted to improve my acting skills before making an entry into feature films also short films provided me excellent opportunities, unconventional roles which helped me to personally evolve as a good actor. I am working in couple of feature films. Official announcements will be made shortly.
4. Which do you think as the difficult part in short film making ?
Since short films are non commercial, getting producer for the same is hard since there is no return on investment.
Of course, if you have talent in you, you will be definitively identified. But hard work is the essential factor to showcase your talent as saying goes "Luck favors the brave"
At present I am doing couple of feature films and expecting some more offers.
17. Have you overcomed any censure in your career ?
Certainly every actor will receive criticism and blames but I don't take them personally.
11. What were the views of your parents and your better half regarding your performances and does anyone played a vital role in bringing the obscurities in your projects ?
Parents are quiet supportive in my career and for your kind information I am not married and I am single. I cannot single out anyone in who played a vital role in bringing the obscurities in my projects, I have to thank many friends who have helped me.
8. What's your advice/suggestion to budding short film actors ?
I don't think I can advice anyone but my only suggestion, Be committed and give 100% to the work you do.
Yes, Action genre is one area which I am interested provided the Script and the Director are good.
13. What's your view to the say that female cast attribute much to the sucess of a short film ?
We cannot single out any one person to success of a short film. Basically film making is a team work and I believe only in it.
12. Various media have acknowledged that your 'Black and White' has been recognized at Bodega Bay Short Film Festival at USA and Short-Short International Short Film Festival at Japan. So whom do you think to be the major cause for this sucess ?
I attribute the success of Black and White to the team behind it. It starts from the Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Music Director, Sound Engineer and all the others who have worked in the project.
Super Star Rajnikanth.
ELI - As the title suggests it is a SEXY TALE. It is a dark humor directed by Alphonse Puthren M with whom I have already worked in THE ANGEL short film and DHAAHAM (Ithu Premamo) music video composed by Rajesh Murugesan. Personally my role is one of the difficult role that I have acted so far. The role challenged me as an actor to explore a different dimension in my career. I went through various experiments along with the director to pin my character in terms of looks as well as action. I thank Alphonse for providing me this opportunity.
Nothing much. Felt let down when some projects didn't materialize otherwise as of today good going.
Thanks a lot for the interview.
Thanks to Cdtv.