Ram Kumar, a telecom engineer by profession can pinpoint a place where a flop movie gone wrong. Read on to know more about this filmmaker.
Tell us about your life journey in brief?
Perumbakkam in Chennai is my home place and I did my college education from St. Joseph’S (OMR). I became a network engineer from an instrumentation background. Now working as a telecom network engineer and also trying to become a filmmaker.
I am passionate about both cinema and networking because of their own interesting contents, twists.
I have just started my journey! Its just a beginning.
What prompted you to become a filmmaker?
“Flop films” prompted me to become a filmmaker because I was able to pinpoint the place where a movie goes out of its way. We see most films with better first half and okish second half. In Hollywood movies, there is no intermission so filmmakers concentrate on the plot. But here we need to concentrate on both interval plot and climax plot. Flow of movie is very much important and we must target the right audience. From childhood days I was interested in editing. I first edited in windows movie maker when I was in my college first year. Movies inspired me to become a complete film maker from an editor.
Tell us about your team, if you have?
Yuvaraj, Karthick, Daniel, Jibin, Suresh, Rajkumar, Gently – we are 8 in number. We form the core of the team.whatever we start, we discuss everything with each other before starting. everyone does a role in each project either onscreen/off screen. Apart from these people, technical team member editor Gowtham, cinematographer Vijay veera manivannan, vfx and DI Rishikanth are very supportive in all aspects. We 11 form a family. I feel gifted to be one among them. Technical team members are really passionate about their work. irrespective of whatever happens in future these 11 will always be in the team.
How many/ What kind of movies you have made?
Till now, i have done 3 short films, and last one “siru ilai” is in post production. Among 3 short films two films might look little amateurish but they convey strong messages. The last one JI814 is a good watch. It is a one hour tele film without dialogues. My all movies have social messages.
What is your dream/ vision?
Entertain and educate people with movies. Visuals have great impact in our brain. If everything goes well as planned i will start a trust that feeds the needy.
What difficulties you face as an independent filmmaker?
Making a movie in outdoor is little risky and we faced many difficulties especially for getting permission but that didn’t stop us.
What inspires you or keeps you going?
Its the recognition of people that inspires us.and support of the team keeps me going. Without them it is not possible at all. Personally i get inspired from AJITH sir’s life. wat a man he is!!
Any fun/ memorable incident?
Its always fun whenever we go for shoot. We shot a scene from a running train focussing Yuvaraj in JI814. I cannot forget that moment.that was really risky and dangerous. We completed that in a single take. Jibin was the man behind that shot. He has got steady hands. Jibin is “the dark knight” of my team
What advice you’d like to give to someone who is interested/newbie in film making?
Self confidence and a supporting team is very much important. A good team is that team which points out your positives and negatives.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Size of the audience doesn’t matter, just keep the good work. One day everything will get its right place.
“LIVE and LET LIVE”
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