October 17, 2016
Condemning the rising crimes against women in the country, actor and director Samuthirakani said that he was planning to direct a movie on the subject.
Samuthirakani, who received the Director Manivannan award here on Sunday for his movie Appa, said that the issue needs to be addressed at the earliest. “It has become a regular news now. We are reading about it almost everyday,” he said.
The director also said that he was planning to take a movie on caste clashes in Tamil Nadu. “There are around 446 castes in Tamil Nadu. The number of sub-sects has added to the problem. I want to show how caste issues take a dangerous turn in our society,” Samuthirakani said.
On Appa, that portrays parenting and the plight of children in hostels, he said the movie was based on his real life experiences and what was happening in the society today. “Today even bright students are committing suicide for scoring low marks. We have to move on from this mark-based education system,” he opined.
Explaining a couple of scenes from the movie where the lead character’s wife gives birth to a child at home and where the 15-year-old son talks to the girl whom he likes, Samuthirakani said that his sister gave birth to her child in his house and the memories made him shoot the scene realistically.
“I arranged a party in my house on my birthday and made my son to talk to the girl for whom he had developed a soft corner. I wanted to make him understand that it was just an infatuation. Children should be taught to understand things when they are young so that they turn out to be more matured at later stage,” he said.
Samuthirakani said he was happy with the success of his movie Visaranai.