Mazhalai Inidhu Short Film Review – Mazhalai Inidhu is a Tamil short film released in 2016. The short film explores the space between the importance to career and personal family life.
In the fast paced moving world with nuclear families and both couples working the time they get to spend with the child gets minimized. In case of high flying jobs, the child often gets lonely and longing for the time with the parents. Mazhalai Inidhu short film does an honest take on the problem.
The plot for the script is very common and connectable one. It also addresses the real world problems in a family. Kudos to the team for choosing it. They have also included the plot devices of showing two extreme characters of one being career oriented and the other willing to lead a balanced life at work. This helps in painting two contrasting picture. The climax of the film is very effective in driving home the message. Meesha Goshal has done the character with ease and is very convincing on the screen. Be it conducting team meetings, chasing down the kid to get ready or breaking down she has done it well. The background score blends well with the theme of the movie. Also, the team has used many different locations for the shoot.
When it comes to a nuclear family the burden should be equally shared between husband and wife. However, the plot hasn’t given importance to that. The length of the short film for its message is a bit too long. It would have been more effective to have it under 20 minutes.
Overall Mazhalai Inidhu is a very good attempt by director Gopinath and team. The team has a good potential for making more such intriguing dramas. Kudos to the team and all the best for their future endeavors.
You can watch the short film here
Listen to Red Jacket Short Film Soundtrack
As I had mentioned in my previous post, my passion around movies had led me to make a short film. Red Jacket is the realization of my dreams. The film is a bilingual (Kannada and Tamil) revenge drama and is in its final post-production stages. Thanks to my passionate team who rolled along with my passion and dream. Ashok is the music composer of the film. Ashok and I have had long discussions on the BGM (Background music) and how it could add an additional layer to the visuals. The journey lead us to explore each of the characters and emotions in form of music. The result of this journey has turned into an album. Before I write more here are the Kannada and Tamil versions of the album for you to listen to.
The album is available on
and other platforms like Spotify, Napster, Amazon MP3
The album is an orchestration of music with human emotions. The album is in line with the genre of the movie, explores the dark side of the human emotions with an emphasis on desire, greed, anger and pride. These tracks capture the essence of the emotional depth in building each of the characters. The tracks are designed in a way that can provide the pleasure of listening without having watched the film.
Music Composer: Ashok Natarajan
Song Mastering: Uvais
Chakravyuha Kannada Song
Lead Singer: Vinay Kumar
Lyrics: Hemanth Deshpande
Chakravyugam Tamil Song
Lead Singer: Ashok Natarajan
Backing Vocal: Vinay Kumar
Lyrics: K.V. Raja Saravanan
Please listen to the albums and share your feedback with my team.
Red Jacket Short Film Teaser
Red Jacket is a bilingual short film made simultaneously in Kannada and Tamil. Before I begin writing here is the teaser of both Tamil and Kannada versions.
After 2 years of running a blog on movie reviews, my passion towards movies and the movie making process has only grown more. So I decided to experience a movie making process first hand. I created a short film script for a 20-minute short film and decided to direct it. I am happy to announce that the short film is at a completion stage and we released the teaser for the short film yesterday.
The film is a revenge drama, a typical pulp fiction. I chose this genre as I felt this would allow me to experiment the aspects of movie making I wanted to. I request you to view the teaser and do share your comments.
The entire movie making process was very humbling and an eye opener in many aspects. The biggest experience has been witnessing how much the entire process relies on collaboration wherein every individual involved is accountable to make the movie an impeccable product.
Once I release the movie I plan to share some of the highlights of the journey I had traveled, the learnings, about my crew and many more aspects that would be useful for aspiring movie makers. In case any of you have any suggestion on a specific area of movie-making I should start with, share it in the comments I can start with it.
I have included the youtube videos of the teaser on top of this post. Hope you enjoy it. I am eager to hear your comments.
Kaara Short Film Teaser
The team that has given short film Bhoo and created the soundtrack for ECL marathon is coming up with their next Tamil short film Kaara. The movie features Pooja, sister of Sai Pallavi in the lead role.
The teaser definitely creates the appetite for an interesting ride. The initial shots of the bike establish the fact that this is going to be based on a road trip. The bold girl has a company on her ride, an old man. Kathir is playing the role of an old man.
The movie does an attempt of sending out a message of living one’s life on their own terms regardless of the outcome. The dialogue from the trailer “Life la enna vena nadakalam, ennava irundhalum parava illai” gives a glimpse of what to expect.
You can watch the teaser here and share your views.
Munneriva Single Track – End Child Labour
ECL marathon event was held in Coimbatore on the 12th of June with a cause to end child labour. As part of the marathon a single song “Munneriva” was produced by Jeevitha Rajendran and Rajendran Shivalingam. The song was written and directed by Ajith.
Recently the single track and the video song was released in Coimbatore film and media club organized by Fusion media and entertainment.
Legendary director K. Bhagyaraj sir released the single track and addressed the gathering. He noted that he was surprised by the team’s effort to produce this song with a tight budget and short schedule. He lauded the efforts of the team.
The song effectively captures the freedom of children from the social of child labour and highlights the beauty of the free spirit. Child Labour is still a social evil despite many measures put down by the government. The change lies within each of us to end it.
Kudos to the young team for pulling this together in a short span of time and creating a track that calls for action for a social cause. Watch the video song below and share your comments with the team. Looking forward to more such efforts from the team in coming days.
Produced By: Jeevitha Rajendran and Rajendran Shivalingam
Written and Directed By: Ajith
Music: Sumesh Kumar
Singers: Inzamam ul Haq, Abhishek Iyer, Kaaja