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Breaking records Suresh Joachim
Breaking records Suresh Joachim

Suresh Joachim is on the verge of breaking Guinness record by making a Tamil film in just 12 days

Did you know which was the fastest movie ever made? Way back in May, 1912 an enthusiastic R.G. Torney took a camera and shot a Marathi play, Pundalik in just three hours and screened it thus making it the world’s fastest movie ever made! The record books credit the world’s fastest movie to Sidney Poitier’s The Fast Forward (1985). He made the film from concept to completion to theatrical release in just 13 days. Now a Canada-based Indian, Suresh Joachim is on the verge of breaking the record by making a Tamil film in 12 days! The Fast Forward’s duration is 75 minutes whereas Suresh’s film has a running time of 140 minutes. V. Krishnamoorthy, a documentary and ad filmmaker directs the venture. Suresh Joachim and Meera Jasmine play the lead with Suman and Rajeev in pivotal roles.

Suresh Joachim already has 53 Guinness Book records in his kitty. They include for watching television non-stop for 69 hours, standing on one leg for 24 hours, running non-stop for thousand hours (it all started with this record in 1996) and playing various instruments for 24 hours and the list goes on… If he can win 15 more records then he will be the highest record holder in the Guinness Book. “But my aim is to create 500 records,” said the affable Suresh just before the launch of his magnum opus on the outskirts of Pondicherry.

The movie is slated for June 3 release at Satyam theatre in Chennai exactly at 6.30 p m.

A few technicians and stars said they are happy to be associated with a project that will put them to the Guinness Book of World Records. Music composer Deva said that though he had on some occasions composed tunes for a song in just an hour during the lunch break, he is a bit nervous as he has to deliver four songs in a day.

“This effort is a matter of pride for the entire film fraternity in India. Suresh has some new ideas on the marketing strategies to reach remote corners of the world with a simultaneous release,” said Suman. “If Suresh is successful , then it will change the way films are made in the country. Filmmakers will be forced to complete their films faster and save on the budgets in these days of recession,” said Vairamuthu.

We asked Suresh about his role and the genre of the movie and he said, “It is like any other regular movie. The genre is action and is laced with entertainment. You know nothing here is pre-planned.

The director is working with the dialogue writer on the script and the characters. We know what we will play only when we face the camera,” he smiled . “The film will be dubbed or released with subtitles in Telugu and Hindi later,” he signed off.





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