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I made my dad proud by making 'Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru': Karthick Naren

Karthick Naren   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

What is your idea of happiness?

You have to do what you like. Without anybody influencing your decisions.

What is your greatest fear?

Running out of ideas. Staring into a blank paper.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My age, probably. I would like to be five years older!

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

Nothing. I won’t change anything. I’m lucky to have the parents I have.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I made my dad proud by making Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

I would like it to be me again. Other people don’t excite me much.

What is your idea of misery?

Having a lot of scripts and not finding a producer.

Where would you like to live?

My hometown in Ooty, a village called Mukyamalai.

What is your favourite occupation?

Other than cinema, to be honest I haven’t explored anything. But maybe cricket or being a pilot.

What is your most marked characteristic?

I’m very adamant. I’ve had many people tell me that.  But all directors are (laughs). And I have a lot of patience. 

What is the quality you most like in the opposite sex?

This is a very difficult question because I’m a mechanical engineer and I studied in a boys school. But … I think it’s their patience, the way they put up with us (men).

What do you most appreciate in your friends?

They always encouraged me, be it during school or college. When I said I wanted to make films, they told me to ignore whatever teachers said.

Who are your favourite authors?

To be very honest, I haven’t read much. But since you asked, it would be the crime novelist Rajesh Kumar. I like his books a lot.

Who are your heroes in real life?

As clichéd as it gets, it would be my dad.

What is your present state of mind?

I’m kind of nervous about my next project. Because it has to be better than Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru but I’m very happy that it (the first movie) was received well by the audience.  A lot of responsibility along with a lot of pressure, that’s the current state of my mind.

How would you like to die?

What kind of question is this? (laughs) No matter the means, I’ll die peacefully once I’ve made the kind of films I’ve wanted to make. Without compromising anything.

What is your favourite motto?

Live in the moment. Don’t complicate things too much.


Karthick Naren is a Tamil movie director.

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