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.
The Affair – Tamil Short film Review – The Affair is a Tamil short film released in 2016. A 52-year-old man is having an affair with a girl half his age and his grown up children comes to know about it. How do they react is the plot of The Affair.
After Unakkae Uyiranen and Haiku Nee director Surrya Narayanan and the team has come up with yet another Tamil short film The Affair. The screenplay is very engaging right from the first frame. The length of the movie is just right to create the impact needed. The plot deals with something that is very intense in human emotions. The treatment of the screenplay keeps it simple and nonchalant which makes it a pleasure to watch.
The casting of the movie is perfect. Livingston and Anupama have performed very well. Anupama has performed so well and conveyed a lot without having to utter a dialog. The background score matches the mood and tempo of the movie well. The use of extreme close-up shots helps in maintaining the intense mood of the movie. Hardly you get to see the environment but for a few shots but still understand where these characters reside. It is done brilliantly.
High Points: The high point of the movie is the exchange of dialogues between the father and the daughter. For me, this shot sums up the plot well. Apart from this, the casting, screenplay, visuals, and background score have been done well.
Low Points: Not much low points to talk about 🙂
Overall The Affair is very soulful at its core and deals with human emotions in a nonchalant way. A tight screenplay and power packed performances make it a must watch. Watch it definitely when this releases for public view. Kudos to the team for pulling out such a soulful movie.
You can watch the full short film here
Haiku Nee Short film Review – Haiku Nee is a Tamil short film released in 2015. Arjun and Ramya once connected with deep love have broken up few years ago. But still Arjun carries the love for Ramya in his heart and visits India from US with a hope of reuniting with Ramya again.
Thanks to Surrya for letting me watch this movie as I missed it when it was premiered.
The movie is from the team that made Unakkae Uyiranen. It is love based theme yet again and director Surrya Narayanan has a nice grip on portraying love on the screen. The visuals are very fresh, crisp and colorful. Like the previous outing they have managed with very minimal characters. As an audience you wish and hope they get together but things start going more awry and whatever you hoped for not to happen starts happening. This kind of keeps you engaged with the plot. As you see the film the brilliant visuals are sure to make a very good impact on you. In particular the love portion of the lead pairs has been taken very well and is aesthetically very appealing. The only point I was disconnected is the feedback scene between the coffee shop waiter and Arjun. Seemed bit out of place, a different context in the conversation could have helped much better.
High Points: Fresh visuals, Background score suited well for the narration, Screenplay is very crisp and bringing the entire story plot into a coffee shop is very good.
Low Points: I couldn’t stop comparing their last outing with seasoned actors versus new faces this time. They have given their best and I am sure with experience it would get better.
Overall Haiku Nee is yet another promising product from Surrya Narayanan and his team. Kudos and all the best to the team for a nice short film. I am expecting more genres to be explored by them in the future.
Watch the film here.
Unakae Uyiraanaen Short Film Review – Unakae Uyiraanen is a Tamil Short film directed by Surrya M. Narayanan released in 2014. Krishnan and Diana at their 60 recollect the sweet memories of their deep love.
The film is an emotional essay of true love through the lives of Krishnan and Diana. Love is immortal is a message that had been dealt in movies for many years. The situation, characters and the treatment makes it special. Director Surrya and his team have conveyed this through the memoirs of Krishnan and Diana at their advanced years. Usually old age is considered to be the one where self-actualization occurs. There are many things that might have changed but love remains unchanged.
Delhi Ganesh is a good choice to play the character of Krishnan. It is completely his show as he effortlessly slips into any emotional state and adapt his body language accordingly. Patricia Tanner too fits in the role well.
The high point of the short film is that it is just made with two characters and no others. Symbolizes the fact that for two people emotionally connected by love the world is almost non-existent. It is very effective. There are good punches in certain portions of the dialogues that would connect well with the audience. The cinematography and the background score is a big plus for the film.
If at all I have to pick an area where there is room for improvement is on lengthier dialogues which drags a bit on occasions. Compared to the whole output this is very minor.
Overall Unnakae Uyiraanaen is a refreshing short film that will emotionally connect with you and make you fall in love all over again. My hearty congratulations to Surrya and his team for making a short and sweet episode of love and wish them luck for their future projects.
You could watch the full movie in the video link below.
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