“I am equally responsible for Kallappadam. Hope you realize that its tougher for a cinematographer to don the grease paint than a director!”, Sriram Santhosh interrupts my discussion with Vadivel with a playful grin. I ask him about his contribution to the Kallappadam project. “Ideally I should have been credited for the screenplay too. Thats how close this project is to me”, Santhosh looks at Vadivel and smiles again. “The idea cropped up in one of our late night brain storming sessions as room mates”.
Irish Cinema! While the volume of movies coming out of there is not as fast and heavy as their English neighbours, in terms of quality they have been doing quite decently for themselves, mostly independent cinema covering diverse genres. Movies like Once, Intermission, Hunger, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Inside I’m Dancing etc have managed to get Irish Cinema its fair share of attention. Continue reading “The Guard: The Luck of the Irish”