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    My films don't reflect solutions: B. Narsing Rao

    New Delhi (PTI): Legendary Telugu filmmaker B Narsing Rao, who has made national award-winning films like 'Dasi' and 'Rangula Kala', on Sunday said that as a moviemaker he has always tried to reflect upon the problems of society, not on solutions.

    "Messages do not solve the problems of the society. For instance, every politician has a message. If they were capable of doing that there would be no suffering in the world," the director said while dismissing the notion that filmmakers should have some message in their movies.

    "No body wants to take responsibility these days. They (filmmakers) try to come to immediate conclusions. How can you give a solution to any issue?

    It is upto the public to seek solutions. And as an artist if I create something which makes my viewers think or disturb them in any way I feel very happy," said Rao.

    The renowned movie maker was in the capital on the occasion of the screening of 'Dasi'(Bonded Woman, 1988), his critically acclaimed film on the subservient lives of Indian women, that won a plethora of awards, including five National Awards.

    The director, who has made four critically acclaimed films and is known for giving a new direction to Telugu cinema, noted that making a film was not an enjoyable process for him.

    "When I start working on a film. I cut off from everyone including my family. I live with my characters and the process is traumatising for me. I live the sufferings of my characters," said Rao.

    Rao, who is also a renowned painter, photographer, poet, actor and musician, added, "I take elements from the people's day to day lives and try to bring back those elements back to the people."


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