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“Directors forget that story is the real hero”

Covai Post Network


‘Pasubathy c/o Rasakkapalayam’ is still fresh in the memory of Kollywood fans, though the real hero behind the successful character has not been seen on screen for nearly four years. It is common for filmdom to forget stars very quickly and move on to newer faces, but Kovai actor Ranjith, is confident that he can recapture the hearts of Tamil fans in his second innings.

Speaking to Covai Post, Ranjith, who comes across as a humble and talented actor, laments that directors mostly write stories for heroes, forgetting the fact that the story is the real hero.

Talking about the importance of story in a film, Ranjith says that it is the story that determines the success of a movie. This has been proved many a time when films with famous heroes have not lived up to the expectations of people, whereas movies of new heroes have made it into the hearts of the people, adds this actor of ‘Natpukaga’, ‘Cheran Chozhan Pandiyan’ and ‘Ninaithen Vandhai’.

“Good stories are the outcome of good observations. But this is lacking in cinema as people who make movies fail to make these observations before taking up cinema as a profession,” points out Ranjith who has won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for best villain role in ‘Maru Malarchi’.

Ranjith says that there may be no more superstars if the pirated movie CD business continued to flourish. “There is a big mafia controlling this business. My assumption is that movies do not make it to other countries without being pirated. These illegal activities continue with the support of some big names. Strict laws should be made to curb it. It seems like even the cinema fraternity is silent over the issue,” he adds.

Condemning irresponsible online reviews, Ranjith says that such things should not be encouraged considering the livelihood of the crew of the movie. “Besides the hero and director there are hundreds of workers who rely on the success of the film to run their families. They are directly affected by such reviews,” he adds.

He also criticized the use of vulgar dialogues and portrayal of women in today’s cinema. He believed that more women-oriented movies should be made.

Appreciating Kongu actors of Kollywood for upholding the culture and tradition of Tamil cinema, he adds that the region has given good artistes like Nagesh, Vadivukarasi, Sathyaraj and Kovai Sarala.

Ranjith is happy that he is now working on entertaining light-hearted family dramas. “I will start work after December”, he added.

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