If you think that the success of a movie depends on its casting, music and foot-tapping item numbers, you are mistaken.

The movie ‘Minugurulu’ has no such regular templates to draw the audience to the theatre hall. However, the well-made film will hardly leave its viewers disappointed as its theme is entirely different from the run-of-the-mill melodrama.

Released in 2014, the film, directed and produced by Ayodhya Kumar Krishnam Setty, grabbed special jury prize in the International Children’s Film Festival of India apart from being nominated for Best Indian Film at the 9 India International Children’s Film Festival.

To facilitate the aspiring directors understand the concept of directing message- oriented films, Vizag Film Society has taken the initiative of screening the film on April 25 which will be followed by a free workshop on filmmaking.

The director of the film is coming to Vizag to engage the wannabe filmmakers and take them through the workshop that focuses on the making of ‘Minugurulu’. “To celebrate the theme-based film’s success, we have organised this workshop. The session facilitates an interactive forum with director Ayodhya Kumar where one gets familiar with the nuances of making low-budget films,” honorary secretary of VFS Narava Prakasa Rao said.

Certificates will be given away to those who participate in the free workshop. Free screening of Minugurulu will begin at Visakhapatnam Public Library from 10 a.m. Those who want to register can contact 9052954800 or 9032477463.

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