S.A. Chandrasekaran, producer-director-actor and father of actor Vijay, has regretted that some of today’s directors and film-makers are novices who have no idea about film-making.
Referred to as SAC in film circles, the former president of Tamil Film Producers’ Council was in his elements when spoke at the teaser launch of his upcoming film Naiyapudai produced by ‘Kalaipuli’ S. Thanu.
SAC and lyricist-actor Paa Vijay have essayed the roles of twin heroes in the film. Arya released the teaser which was accepted by the chief guests and the film’s crew.
“I’m not a great writer or a poetic guy; I know nothing but hard-work. I believe in people around me and carry on with my work. It’s my passion for films which has now made me an actor though I shunned movies a few years back.
Nowadays, though, this passion is missing in budding film-makers as novices have come in large numbers; they make films with no idea of how to make a film which is wrong.
“Ironically, such films manage to do reasonably well, thereby making them remain novices forever. I’m 73 and am worked with the director who is just 19.
Initially, I was apprehensive in working with him but Thanu convinced me to carry on and I later realized that the guy knew what he was attempting. Today’s youths seem to have very different ideas about film-making and I feel I’ll have to learn a lot from them,” he said.