METRO PLUS

Labour of love

ANOTHER YOUNGSTER who is making a different genre of film is debutant director Sudhish Kamath with his made-in-Chennai English film "That Four Letter Word" (TFLW). Sudhish is breaking new grounds, as "TFLW" is India's first English film, which was shot entirely with digital camera and edited with digital equipment at Arul Moorty's 'Digital Magic'. Since there are no digital theatres in India, Sudhish and Arul have dumped the digital format into film. The main advantage of digital format is that it is cheaper and also has the ability to review a scene immediately after it's shot, rather than having to wait a day more for the film to be developed. Filmmakers can work faster, integrate special effects earlier and work more creatively with images while they are on the set. "TFLW" has a minty cool screenplay. The dialogues were recorded live during the shoot itself and are sharp and hip. The story, says Sudhish, is about a group of young people who are trying to figure out their life. "It will be a feel-good film about young people in search of their identities." The film has all new faces such as Ranvir, former Channel-V anchor, Cary, Suchitra, Usha and our Tamil hunk Abbas. The film is targeted at the generation next and is meant for the metros where English is very much the Indian language. The man who has funded this innovative Rs. One-crore film is the coffee czar Sashi Chimala of Qwiky's under the Majestic Media Production. Sashi says: "TFLW" is a slice-of-life movie and I was very impressed with Sudhish's hardbound script and the way he narrated the story. Sudhish's labour of love "TLFW" will be premi�red shortly.n

SREEDHAR PILLAI

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