Report Wire - Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa: Balaji Mohan, Halitha Shameem, Madhumita and others reveal their silver linings throughout lockdown

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Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa: Balaji Mohan, Halitha Shameem, Madhumita and others reveal their silver linings throughout lockdown

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Amazon Prime Video is returning with one other anthology to infuse hope throughout such miserable instances. Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa, which incorporates 5 tales, is a comply with as much as the 2020 anthology Putham Pudhu Kaalai.
While Putham Pudhu Kaalai was helmed by senior Tamil filmmakers, for the comply with up, the streaming platform has roped in younger and contemporary voices. Judging by the trailer, the workforce of younger filmmakers appears to have put collectively an attention-grabbing set of tales set towards the backdrop of lockdown that was imposed through the second wave of coronavirus.
In a dialog with indianexpress.com, filmmakers Balaji Mohan, Halitha Shameem, Madhumita, Surya Krishna and Richard Anthony share the silver linings that they found through the lockdown.
Surya Krishna, director of The Mask
In the movie, the protagonist goes looking for a home for hire. And I used to be additionally house-hunting on the time. It was a bizarre connection. I puzzled why the issues within the script are occurring to me in actual life? And then there was this poster in my author’s room which had the textual content, “Get sh**t done.” It was catchy and provoking additionally. I used to be below loads of strain whereas making this movie on the time. But, I went forward and received this film performed.
Halitha Shameem, director of Loners
For me, the silver lining was the decision from Amazon Prime Video to make this movie. I used to be engaged on different scripts however there have been loads of uncertainties as we didn’t know when the taking pictures would start. And once I received the decision, I knew this movie was going to occur immediately. I knew I may make this movie by sharing all of the experiences we went by (through the lockdown).
Madhumita, director of Mouname Paarvayaai
During the lockdown, my brother’s household from Hyderabad and fogeys from Chennai stayed with us in Mumbai. I received to spend time with my family members. It is all about appreciating what you may have. At least as a household, we had been collectively on this. And after all, I’m at all times grateful for all of the work I get to do. My husband says that my spouse may be very tough to reside with when she doesn’t have work. Being in a position to work and staying together with my household was the silver lining for me.
Balaji Mohan, director of Mugakavasa Mutham
I received to spend so much of time with myself and my household. And there was loads of room for considering and self-realization. And a kind of is to be okay even when nothing goes your method. In the primary 10 days of the primary lockdown, we didn’t know what’s going to occur. At least now you realize what occurs subsequent. What if this (lockdown) by no means involves an finish? I noticed I’ll nonetheless be okay sitting in my room. And it was very stunning for me as I by no means thought that I used to be able to it. I noticed that in case you are glad when you don’t have anything, you’ll be glad when you may have one thing.
Richard Anthony, director of Nizhal Tharum Idham
Any aspiring author or filmmaker wants a while off to work on their targets. I used to be constantly working for the previous couple of years, and I needed to take a break from my work to sit down and write. At the time I give up my job, the lockdown occurred. And it type of made it regular for everybody to remain at residence. I had been doing my AD job for a very long time and I made a decision it was time for me to step out and do one thing by myself. I give up my job, the lockdown occurred and I received this venture. Everything fell in place. The name from the Amazon Prime Video workforce was my silver lining.