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Realising his direction in life

SHOBA NAIR

Director Rajasenan had set his eye on direction, even as a kid.


A director is not only a creator but also a co-ordinator ...



MULTI- FACETED DIRECTOR: Rajasenan. Photo:S. Mahinsha

For those waiting for a Rajasenan-Jayaram comeback, `Madhuchandralekha,' will be a summer treat. "It's been three years since we worked together in `Malayali Mamanu Vanackam,' " says Rajasenan.

A family story, it is about a wife who suffers from inferiority complex. "The script has subtle humour," he says.

Harbouring dreams

A native of Pirappancode, Thiruvanantapuram, Rajasenan says he had always harboured dreams of becoming a director. His debut in the direction was through `Aagraham' in 1984. It was non-stop hits then, `Pavam Crooran,' `Soundarya Pinackam,' `Kadinjool Kalyanam,' `Ayalathe Adheham,' `Meleparambil Anveedu,' `Darling Darling,' and the list goes on. Each movie of his had a subtle moral to convey. There was however a couple of movies that failed to click at the box office, "like `Mekhasandesham,' which I had high expectations for."

Non-plussed about awards, he says, " Awards are just a recordical registration, but what counts most, is the public's appreciation."

According to Rajasenan, a director should be imaginative, well read and have immense patience for he has to handle a crew of around 110. " A director is not only a creator but also a co-ordinator as the whole schedule depends on his planning and managing," he says.

A fan of K.S. Sethumadhavan, he says movies of yesteryear had variety unlike the present set of movies. The actors of the period, be it Sathyan or Nazeer, could play the role of hero or villain with ease, he says. As to why he has not roped in Mammooty or Mohanlal in his movies, he shrugs off the question.

A talented singer, he enjoys his stint anchoring music programmes on the mini-screen like `Ganasamasya' on Asianet and `Salapam' on Doordarshan.

The producer of two serials on Surya, `Snehasammanam' and `Bhagyanakshathram,' he also has a hand in `Krihnakripasagaram' on Amritha.

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