Vinoth Kishan: I am not in cinema for the applause

The first feature you note about Vinoth Kishan is his eyes—the same eyes that made an impact in Nandha, in which he debuted as a child actor, the same ones that drilled dread into us in Naan Mahaan Alla. It’s an important tool in his arsenal, but what if he could not use them at all? This was the thought that made director Vignarajan approach the actor for his film, Andhagaaram. It is what made Selvam interesting to Vinoth as well. The duo decided that they would retain the look of the eyes, but that Vinoth would adapt to the lifestyle of a blind man. “I learnt their lifestyle. They have a way of doing everything—reading Braille, using laptops, general navigation etc. My character, Selvam, is a confident man.” Sympathy is a cornerstone of Selvam’s persona. “His problem wasn’t his disability, but other issues… Anyone who sees Selvam should feel for him.”

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Nenjil Thunivirunthal director Suseenthiran: A good commercial film should have a social message in it

Director Suseenthiran, who is known for films such as Naan Maahan Alla, Pandiya Naadu, Azhagarsamyin Kuthirai, is back under the spotlight. His film Nenjil Thunivirunthal featuring Sundeep Kishan and Mehreen Pirzaada released on Friday. The director talks to indianexpress.com about the nativity of his characters and commercial success. Continue reading “Nenjil Thunivirunthal director Suseenthiran: A good commercial film should have a social message in it”

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