The story of a movie-crazy small-town girl.
Jai Arjun Singh is a freelance writer and journalist based in Delhi. He has written for Business Standard, The Hindu, Tehelka, The Sunday Guardian, Outlook and The Hindustan Times, among other publications. His book about the film ‘Jaane bhi do Yaaro’ was published by Harper Collins India in 2010. He has also edited an anthology of film writing, ‘The Popcorn Essayists: What Movies do to Writers’, for Tranquebar. In this interview, he gets talking about his thoughts on cinema, his blog and his books.
Hariharan Krishnan is Director, L.V. Prasad Film & TV Academy, Chennai, where he also heads the department of direction. Hariharan, who is a graduate from FTII Pune, is the director of the National Award winning Tamil film, ‘Ezhavadhu Manidhan’. He also has many documentaries, children’s films and short features to his credit. Hariharan is a visiting faculty member at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This interview is part of a series of interviews done with specialists in different fields relevant to India. I spoke to Hariharan Krishnan on Indian cinema.
Arun Vaidyanathan, filmmaker, is the director of the critically acclaimed Tamil feature film,’ Achchamundu! Achchamundu!’ (There’s fear! There’s fear!) that deals with the burning issue of child abuse. He also has many award-winning short films to his credit. Arun Vaidyanathan talks to me about his journey as a filmmaker – right from his inspirations, memories of his early filmmaking years and his stint in the Tamil television industry, to the making of ‘Achachamundu! Achchamundu!’ and memorable moments while directing his debut feature film.