Three national awards and now an Oscar entry!
I didn’t expect this. I’ve been only looking at the campaign and we are fully occupied with that.
How did you come across Lock-Up?
A friend gave me that book (The film is based on Lock-up, a novel by Coimbatore-based autorickshaw driver M. Chandrakumar).
Was it unusual that you started shooting without a full script?
I generally go with my gut feeling. I’m intuitive when it comes to shots, selection of actors.
Was Visaranai an experimental film?
No, it is a ‘quickie’. The challenge was with (depicting) emotions.
How was the buzz on the festival circuit for Visaranai and Manikandan’s Kaaka Muttai (which you co-produced)?
Kaaka Muttai was an instant hit. And Toronto is a family gathering.... For Visaranai, Venice was the right festival to open. The ovation we got after the...