Vetrimaaran Quotes About Life, Dreams, Festival, Character

Vetrimaaran Quotes About Life, Dreams, Festival, Character

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Actually, after three years, I realised that the opening scenes of ‘Polladhavan’ were inspired by ‘Lolita,’ in which the lead character says, ‘Why did I meet her? My life would have been different had I not met her.’

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AJ’ is a very special movie to me. I have been watching Dinesh and Rajkumar from their initial days, and have witnessed their evolution. The film talks about the bond shared between a father and a son who wants to fulfil his father’s dreams. It’s a cross between a comedy of errors and a political satire.

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Awards are an encouragement. An award is not something we aim at while making a film.

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Cannes Film Festival prefers political films. We have to target certain festivals based on our films.

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Dhanush paid my salary in 2015 when I needed it to make ‘Visaaranai.’

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Film festivals give less of a platform to mainstream films because they already have a market.

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For me, in any story that I take, the antagonist is more interesting and multi-dimensional.

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Going international is my game. I’ve always wanted to do it, and after ‘Aadukalam,’ I got to meet Anurag Kashyap, the face of alternate Indian cinema to the world.

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I always feel that my films ought to teach me something about life.

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I can’t describe how I make a film. It’s organic.

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I can’t write about someone who is unlike me in all senses-physically, emotionally and socially.

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I do films for the common man and identify myself one among them.

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I don’t believe in one slow panning-shot to show a place. It should unfurl in the story itself.

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I feel you lose your audience when you make movies for others and not for yourself or your people.

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I like to keep my films close to reality.

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I wasn’t happy the way I completed ‘Asuran’ or abandoned the film as it isn’t complete. People are liking it and it’s making money and I’m glad but I’m not happy with how I had to finish it.

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I wrote ‘Aadukalam’ keeping Dhanush in mind. As an actor, he delivers exactly what I need and sometimes more.

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If a film can’t excite me and teach me something about life, then it is not worth pursuing.

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If you get the right cast, half your work is done.

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India is a conglomeration of different states with various languages, tradition, and culture for each.

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It is much easier to do a film about something that the audience readily knows about – say, cricket. It is much more difficult to write a film based on golf.

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It’s always good to promote a film on a larger scale before it’s been put to test.

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I’ve always been interested in showing our films to international audiences. The easiest way is through the festival circuit, a big marketing platform for films that aren’t big enough to be in the mainstream race.

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I’ve always said that the more ethnic you become, the more international your film becomes.

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I’ve done just three films in nine years.

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Kaaka Muttai’ is the expression of an insider. It is a film about globalisation and its effects.

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Manikandan is a complete filmmaker and knows his job well.

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My films are a personal reflection on the impact that the state – the system and the world – has on me.

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My films are a reflection of the society I live in, what I see and observe.

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My mentor is Balu Mahendra.

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Once, a man at the customs duty check at the Delhi Airport asked me a question in Hindi, and I told him that I didn’t speak the language. He got angry and said, ‘How could you not speak in Hindi? Hindi is our mother tongue.’ I told him that it wasn’t my mother tongue. He got furious, and made me wait for over 45 minutes.

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Rajkumar was the winner of ‘Naalaya Iyakkunar Season 2,’ and I was impressed with his short film. He joined me as an assistant when I started the pre-production work for ‘Vada Chennai.’

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Slum children eat crow’s eggs for nutrition yet nobody respects this common bird. It’s the exotic birds which fascinate all.

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The academy which boasts of 6,000 to 8,000 voting members are most likely to get swayed by the national mood in the US. There is a point person for every movie at the Oscars, who is supposed to promote the film and is trusted by the panel. By keeping all these in mind, Tamil cinema making its way to the final list is quite ambitious.

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The best part about an actor is that they should firstly be receptive and secondly be expressive.

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The budget of ‘Vada Chennai’ is nearly Rs 60 crores.

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The pressure and hype is created by the media. Of course, expectations are there and we cannot stop that nor change yourself for expectations. We just continue making films.

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The psychology of education is all about how the society gets benefited from it.

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The violence in ‘Visaranai’ is based on reality.

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There is a huge market ready to accept good Tamil content.

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Vada Chennai 2′ needs a big budget.

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Vada Chennai’ is a proper mainstream film, told in a sensible way.

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Visaaranai’ reflects a stark reality from which you cannot shut yourself out: that is its success.

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We all have to consciously make efforts to identify our roots and nurture them.

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We should protest to ban NEET altogether.

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We’d like to explore the prequel idea. I think it would be best suited as a web series on some digital platform. The prequel will be called ‘Rajan Vagaira,’ and it will track the rise of Rajan’s character in ‘Vada Chennai’ and how he built his empire.

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Whatever film it is, the geography has to be right. If I cannot establish it, I’ll get lost. I wouldn’t even understand it in the first place! I hence visit a place and decide what can be conveyed from where; how that can be incorporated in the story.

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When people told me that ‘Polladhavan’ was a remake of ‘Bicycle Thieves,’ I wanted to laugh because comparing ‘Polladhavan’ to ‘Bicycle Thieves’ is a disgrace to the latter.

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When we belong to a community and learn things that are no way related to our society, we live as unwanted entities in that society.

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When you’re a filmmaker or a scriptwriter, you face a lot of challenges while making a film. And when you produce it, you have to put in an extra effort.

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Who is Vetrimaaran?

In the Tamil film business, Vetrimaaran works as a director, screenwriter, and producer. He has five National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards South to his credit as of 2016. The Polladhavan was Vetrimaaran’s first film as a filmmaker. Six National Picture Awards were given to his second feature film, Aadukalam.