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Attempting a different kind of cinema

P.K. Ajith Kumar

KOZHIKODE: Director Ranjith said that his new film ‘Thirakkatha’ was an attempt to make a different kind of cinema.

“But I found it difficult to find producers for such a film and had to co-produce it myself,” he said at a meet-the-press programme here on Tuesday. “The film was possible because Prithviraj was willing to act in it and Subair decided to co-produce the film with me.”

He said it was virtually impossible to get producers for films without superstars in Malayalam cinema these days. “That wasn’t the case earlier; directors like Padmarajan and Bharathan were completely backed by their producers,” he recalled.

Ranjith said he was pleased with the reactions to the film. “Actress Rohini said the film spoke for all the heroines,” he explained.

The film was conceived after Srividya’s meeting with Kamal Haasan shortly before her death, said Ranjith. “When Srividya was ill, she wasn’t willing to meet anyone from the film industry,” he elaborated. “The first thought of ‘Thirakkatha’ came to me when I heard of her one-hour meeting with Kamal.”

Actress Samvratha Sunil said she decided to do the film as soon its plot was narrated to her. “I would continue doing good, offbeat films like this,” she added.

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