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Society needs good films, says K. Viswanath

Staff Reporter

Photo: T.Vijaya Kumar

Masterstroke: Students of JKC College vying with one another to get autograph of film director K Viswanath during an interactive session in Guntur on Saturday.

Guntur: Film director K Viswanath felt that movies containing moral values as main theme should be patronised by youth. Their support was essential for movies like `Subhapradam' to succeed, thereby drive home the message that traditions should never be forgotten and the future should be built with morality as the foundation.

The trends had changed compared to the past. Today's movies seemed to endorse lots of things not acceptable to society at large. Movies like `Subhapradam' which depicted the importance of culture and traditions deserved appreciation as only then would directors like him be encouraged to keep their decent stuff going on the screen.

Interacting with students of JKC College here on Saturday, Mr. Viswanath said while following current trends, people should uphold their traditions. Good movies should be watched and their messages conveyed in order to have the native cultures passed on to posterity. As long as people accept to be `entertained' with stories woven around violence and the girl-eloping-with-boy kind of love, a few good movies would have no place on the celluloid, the veteran director opined.

Later, the college students had a lively interaction with Mr. Viswanath, who vowed to make movies based on moral and ethical values as long as he could. Asked what the secret of most of his movies starting with the letter `S' was, he quipped that it was a secret he would not like to disclose.

Jupiter Pharmaceuticals General Manager D Lakshminarayana, JKC College Secretary J Narendranath, Director SRK Prasad, Principal KVNB Kumar, faculty members P Nagasuseela and P Gopichand and others were present.

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