When Madhusudan Akkihebbal and Lakshmi Harish thought about making a music video they never imagined that they would make something emotional and sweet like 'Putta Kagadada Dhoni'. They say that
Akshay Vaskar began his career in films and television as an actor, but soon he realised that he was better off as a director. There was so much of creativity
Lalit Parimoo is a persona who wears many hats, he is an actor, theatre professional, director and a teacher. One cannot forget his mesmerizing performance in yester year television serial
Congratulations to our 2020 #FREEDOMANIA Short Film Contest winners. These films and filmmakers exhibit excellence in artistry and craftsmanship in noteworthy ways. The Fillum Crew and jury extend a warm
Vinay Forrt’s performance in the short film ‘Ettam Page’ is intense. He did this short film for a friend and also found the story intriguing. For the first time he
Director Sadananda Udupi wanted to convey a message of communal harmony with his film Banna. He says that the youth these days get misled easily with trivial issues. Making Banna
Director Manu believes in seeing the goodness in a person or a situation. As a child when his mother told stories, he would envision the good or bad in the
Finn George Varghese had no inhibitions when he wanted the world to know what he faced as a child through his film Night Muller. He put it subtly with a
Rabin Ranji’s film Kalki addresses the infamous case that happened in Kerala. It has been a passion for him to make good films. With Kalki the director wants to tell
Ankana has played an important role in Meet Vasudevan’s film Jibon Setu. Basically she is a writer and this is her first film as an actress. The actress says that
Syed Parvez Hassan is a witness to several generations of cinema in India. Some decades ago he was a well-known persona in Bollywood. The actor-producer wants to be remembered for
Director Kling Johnson is a multi-faceted personality. He was a movie buff as a child and it was then that he thought that he will act in films someday. Acting
For Rahul it has been amazement when he thinks of time travel and loops. He has seen numerous films on this subject and wanted to create one of his own.
Reuben Thomas was looking for a good story for his short film and it was then that he chanced upon a book of short stories written by Satyajit Ray. I
Lakhan Sonawane wanted to show the plight of the children in some parts of Maharashtra through his film Viras. The children are forced to work after school hours. He made
His film Eka takes you by surprise and you will revisit it for sure. That is what Anuj Ramachandran intended when he wrote this film. Complexities of minds holds his
A professor by profession Dheeraj Bellar’s film Heegondu Kathe is unusual with very less dialogues. Music and visuals do all the talking. He has noble thoughts of people reaching out
Director Ramesh Begar merged a common issue that Malanad homes are facing today with the existing pandemic and laced it with the scenic beauty of lush Malanad. Shuddha Saveri is
A young child was mesmerized by the Tamil film ‘Karakatakaran’ and decided that very moment that he will become a film actor. Meet Suresh Nallusamy, who loves films and started
They are passionate about cinema and their dreams got wings at their workplace which encouraged them to make short films. IT guys Raghavendra Venkat and Punith Basavaraju, had a concept
Kiran Awari’s film Tauffiq has a stark social message and is coupled with another important practise of giving away something that you do not need to the have nots. The
A miser gets more than what he actually should have Anu Prasad has loved movies since the age of 10. He decided that he will be a filmmaker someday. True
It is a mind blowing coincidence, but he finds true love. Director Venkat VSK loves the concept of romance and coupling it with surprises gives this director a kick. Maro
Sreejith Chandran weaves stories with the happenings around him and the things that he sees. He is a keen observer and his mind uses the things that impresses him. Imbam
He turns violent when his identity is questioned...but why? That intense look on his face cannot be missed in Sasha. The cruelty that lay behind this serene face is one
His love of becoming an actor pushed him to make films. When some actors refused to act in Parivarthane, actor-director Arasu took the onus and played the lead role in
Vishwas Adyar’s Madake Mathadidaga tells us about the vanishing rural small scale industries in India
Vishwas Adyar talks with great enthusiasm about his film Madake Mathadidaga. The ride of making this film wasn’t easy he adds, but the director had a message to convey to
The Ghost wants something that this couple own. Anuj Purushothaman’s Obira tells us that ghosts are not always behind lives
Anuj Purushothaman did not intend to make a horror film, it was comedy that he was looking at. But the flow of his thoughts were such that he had a
There is a child in everyone and as we get older there is not much difference between a child and an old person. Kiran Sashte wanted to depict this onscreen
Appachan goes to meet his love, but is late by a day. Senthil C Rajan’s Present Tense explores the intricacies of love.
What is like to be lonely? Is old age cruel with no one to talk to? Senthil C Rajan’s Present Tense addresses these issues. He combines them with some subtle
Ancestral gods must be revered and not ignored. Dina and Gana talk about the repercussions of ignoring gods in the film Neppra Nala
Deena Uthappa and Gana Somanna are two staunch Kodavathis (women from Kodagu), who believe in upholding the slowly fading Kodava culture. There has been a threat to the age old
Aneesh S Sharma’s Vaddaradhaka beautifully depicts the plight of parents when the birds in their nest have flown away, leaving them alone
Will the quaint Malnad region turn into an old age home? Youngsters are moving away in search of good life leaving their parents in the villages. Who will look after
He makes meaningful hard-hitting films. They have a lot to convey in terms of emotions. Catfish is one such film, which shows us the dilemma of a mother who is
She is scared, alone and lost. Does she find her way out? Indraneel Chavan talks to us about his Marathi Short Film Cobweb
Cobweb has an interesting premise of conquering fear and writer Indraneel Chavan feels that this issue needs to be addressed. He loves trekking and was wondering what anxiety does a
He lent unconditional support, when she told him the truth. Shriram Dhidaan’s Uchcham Thodum Anbin Kodi talks about the importance of being there for a rape victim.
This film story was a random thought Short films will always be my priority Sriram Dhidaan did not give much thought when he thought of the story line of his
She is the only woman (ghost) who fell for him. Kamal Prakash’s film Highway Kadhali is love story of a human and a ghost.
Kamal Prakash, is a director who believes in perfecting every miniscule detail, that is why his short film Highway Kadhali looks more like a feature film. It’s a unique concept
The little boy broke the glass and found justice. Vineeth Vasudevan’s film Veli deals with the caste menace.
Vineeth Vasudevan says that the caste system is still deep rooted in our country and he wanted to showcase it subtly in his film Veli. The film does make one
What starts as a homedate lands these lovers in crisis. Vishnu Tharun’s Kadhal Vaibhogam shows the things people do in love.
Kadhal Vaibhogam deals with a romantic home date concept. Director Vishnu Tharun says that lovers have different things in mind, they just want to spend time with each other and
He has several love stories…Deepak Reddy’s Manasanamaha has an interesting backward flow of memories of a youngster’s love lives.
Deepak Reddy is one of the few directors who executes a film, just as he has envisioned it. Manasanamaha is a lovely film, with a different pattern of storytelling. He
Nancy is back after two years surprising John. Why is she back now? Saajas Mohammad’s Kaatil is a tale about friendship and love.
Saajas Mohammad was pleasantly surprised when his debut short film got a million views in a day. That is how powerful his film ‘Kaatil’ is. The director talks about how
She sees people in her dreams…sometimes she meets the dead. Arun Prakash Jaja tells us about her dreams in his film Aura.
Arun Prakash Jaja was lured into the thought of film making at a very young age, his creativity never let go of him and the urge was getting stronger. After
There was no respite from poverty for him, Thejo Bharathwaj explains the extreme steps taken by women in poverty in Vidai.
At the age of 19, it is surely an accomplishment to make a film on a hard hitting topic like sex workers. Thejo Bharathwaj read a report in the newspaper