Movies shying away from truth is just hypocrisy: Dr Biju


Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6: Cinema as a medium cannot stay away from the facts and I strongly believe that it is just hypocrisy to shadow the truths which are documented, said noted director Dr Biju Damodaran during ‘Meet the Director’ session.

The session was organised in the sidelines of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), 2015 at Tagore Theatre, today.

He pointed that the director as an individual should strongly stand on his ideologies to criticise the society when it goes wrong. “There is no point in making a film if you turn blind towards the wrong doings in your society,” said Dr Biju, who is participating in the festival with his movie ‘Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal’.

“Actors should work for a movie without any convictions from his past. This makes us easier to mould the character in him and make it behave so,” he said. 

Kalpana Ariyawansa, the Sri Lankan director, who is in the festival with his debut movie ‘Premayanam- Dirty, Yellow Darkness’ also spoke during the session. “The movie, which is based on a true life incident, is a debut attempt by me and my brother, Vindana Ariyawansa. The film revolves around a man with ‘Obsessive Compulsive Disorder’ (OCD) for which love is the only prescription,” said Kalpana.

Film critic Meera Sahib moderated the session. 

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