The man who has made quite a number of beautiful movies blissfully stepped onto the stage of Kerala Literature Festival for an interactive session with C S Venkiteswaran.
He remembers being a voracious reader during his school days.”I have come to the scene through reading. Drama was a very popular out then. And it was my biggest fascination” he said.
“While growing up into an artist he had to travel through many hurdles.”I got posted at the age of 133 as the statistic investigates but had to drop it because I realized this is not my life” he remembers.
He tried to point out the difference between plays and movies. Plays have helped him mould himself into a good actor and director. “My character doesn’t blabber”-he says.
When asked about his movie ‘Nalu penningal’, he said it is based on a universal theme. He adds that more short stories must be made into movies because short story does play an important role in literature. He remembers his meeting with Basheer on the release of his movie ‘Mathilukal’. He memorizes him saying with tears in his eyes” Not a dull moment’. When asked about the acceptance of his movies,” he says
“I am concerned about my audience and I do ask myself whether I am showing justice to them’. He mentions about the importance of living as a malayali and being a malayali.
He commented on new generation movies as digital films doesn’t follow basic rules of film, there is no need of professional now”. He also shared his anxiety about the future of Kerala in the present social situations.