Rohini makes documentary film on child artists

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Actor Rohini
Actor Rohini

Meera Srinivasan

CHENNAI: Actor R. Rohini is now donning another role – that of a documentary filmmaker.

She has made a 52-minute documentary that takes a look at six child actors from India. Titled ‘Silent hues’, the documentary is an attempt to look at the known and unarticulated thoughts of children who act.

“I have tried to highlight the mindset of the makers of these child actors, the fathers and mothers through interviews,” she says.

‘Silent Hues’ also seeks to address the politics of child actors through a subtle and yet intense rendering of scenes that dissolve from one to the other.

The work has been produced and directed by Rohini for Raadha Swami Enterprises.

This documentary means more than just a creative exercise for Ms. Rohini, who has been a child artist herself. Having started her acting career at five, she has about 130 south Indian films to her credit.

“The film has been in the making for many years now...,” she adds. The documentary is expected to be screened later this month.

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