Idiom of a film is to communicate with audience: Shyamaprasad

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Panaji, Nov 26 (UNI) Noted Malyalam filmmaker Shyamaprasad feels that the right idiom of a film is to ensure that it can communicate with the audience.

Speaking on the theme 'Is Parallel cinema movement alive' at the Open Forum here today, Shyamaprasad whose movie 'Ore Kadal' starring Mamoothy and Meera Jasmine was the opening film in the Indian Panorama section of IFFI says a good film means an effective way of putting together a story.

Responding to questions, Shyamaprasad said ''stars are not neccessary in parallel cinema, but if they are good actors and suit their roles, there is no harm. Besides, I want my films to be watched by large number of people.'' ''Similarly, I include songs in my movies which are blended in the background score. It is not neccessary to use songs for dancing in films. They can be used to communicate and take the story forward. I can use the songs for promoting my film on television,'' he said.

To a query on success of parallel cinema, he said it depends on whether one looks at the films in terms of creative success or commercial success.

He felt audience in Kerala had got alienated from parallel cinema because it created jargons and formulas.

Shyamaprasad also said his creative decisions during making of his movies have not been affected due to the Censor Board.

''I do not think it will be right to state that the parallel cinema movement failed or fizzled because of the Censor Board,'' he added.

UNI

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