Thursday 23 May, 2019

Raveendran – A life dedicated to cinema

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Actor Raveendran. When a Malayali hear this name…a visual comes to his mind….a man in a dance bar…yeah, disco Raveendran…or another visual as the villain in ‘Madrasile Mon’. But, you are mistaken….actually he is a man ….a heart….no, a life dedicated to cinema. He is back in silver screen after a long gap…but he was there in the premises as a student who is so thirsty for more knowledge about films. He was busy with new researches on cinema…now too he is busy with his project ‘Drishya Bhasha saksharatha(Visual language Literacy)’. He is also a writer….now he has written the story for Sathyan Anthikadu’s upcoming movie ‘Ennum Eppozhum’.

Here are some Qs to the man who holds cinema in every breath….

A writer behind the veil?

ha...ha…I was always a writer….I didn’t tell anybody. I have a number of stories in my library, all written by myself…for the silver screen.

Ennum Eppozhum?

Sathyan Anthikkadu was in search of a strong story for his announced Mohanlal-Manju Warrier flick. I had already written a story for Mohanlal. When Sathyan went through my story he purchased the same at once. It’s a well thread story.

What is your description to ‘cinema’?

Cinema, to me, is visual story telling. Audience needs a well said story with matter in it. I always encourage new faces. But, what I have to say is everyone who wants to make films should select a strong story first.

Is cinema always a message to society?

Look, there are various kinds of film makers…for someone it’s an art, for some others it’s an ideology and for many it’s an industry…that’s an industry for entertainment. For those who approaches cinema as an art work it’s a medium for self expression. So we can’t expect that every film should contain a message to society.

Next projects?

I have a lot of stories and planning to draft scripts…discussions are on… Raveendran is not just an actor or story writer, but a curious teacher of the art. He is also an interior designer .

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