All films can't be released online: Ayodhya Kumar

Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Debutant filmmaker Ayodhya Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of Telugu drama "Minugurulu", believes not all films deserve to be released online because some are made for the purpose of theatrical release to cater to larger audience.

"I agree online medium is the best alternative for several low-budget films, but not every film in the context deserves it. I want audiences to come and watch my film in the theatres. I want them to watch and understand the pain I have taken to work with visually impaired children," the filmmaker told IANS.

In the last few months, low-budget Telugu flicks such as "Alias Janaki", "Athadu Aame O Scooter", "Break up", "Kamina" and "1000 Abaddalu" released online along with its theatrical release.

"It ('Minugurulu') deserves a wide release and that's precisely what I'm working on now. It highlights the problems of these children and how they see and perceive things around them," he added.

The film features 40 visually impaired children who join hands in exposing the wrongdoings of their hostel warden.

Ayodhya Kumar has directed as well produced the film, which is likely to release Sep 27.

"I'm trying to find as many distributors as possible. I know it's not easy to find a distributor to back my film, but I don't want to give up. I have a Vizag based distributor who has already expressed interest in buying my film," he said.

"Minugurulu", which features Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Raghuvir Yadav and Ashish Vidyarthi, will be screened Monday here as part of the Disability Film Festival.

--

Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Yahoo Cricket

Latest News

  • My son doesn't get affected: Malaika on item songs

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress-producer Malaika Arora, who has changed the dynamics of item songs in Bollywood, says she enjoys dancing and her son doesn't get affected by her work. If he likes the song, he comes up and says that he liked it. "For me, personally I think songs are part of the film and it's fun to be a part of a song but it also depends on how it's going to be publicised and picturised. The term item number may be looked at in a derogatory way in showbiz, but the "Chaiyya …

  • Sonam begins filming Neerja Bhanot biopic

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor has begun shooting for the biopic of Neerja Bhanot, a Pan Am chief purser who was gunned down by terrorists when Flight 73 was hijacked in Karachi in 1986. Sonam feels humbled to be a part of the biopic, which is ace photographer Atul Kasbekar's debut production. Kasbekar wished for good luck for the film and tweeted: "#NeerjaBhanot Her story begins today... Wish us luck." Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Dia Mirza and former Balaji Telefilms CEO Tanuj …

  • Helen is unbelievable on screen: Malaika

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress-producer Malaika Arora Khan, also known for her dancing skills, says there is nobody like yesteryear's dancing diva Helen. Asked how she reacts when people compare her to Helen, who is married to the former's father-in-law Salim Khan, Malaika told IANS: "I don't think there is any comparison. She is unbelievable on screen." While Helen remains Malaika's all-time favourite, the latter is also all praise for actress Deepika Padukone. "For me, my favourite is …

  • I'm hungry for roles: Lalu Alex

    Kochi, April 19 (IANS) It's been over three decades since Lalu Alex began to don the grease paint, but the Malayalam actor says he still has "the fire in me and I'm certainly hungry for roles". In his long cinematic career, he has featured in more than 300 films like "Ee Nadu", "Padheyam", "Chronic Bachelor" and "How Old Are You". …

  • Nikita lands special song in 'Paayam Puli'

    Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Kannada actress Nikita Thukral has been roped in for a special folk number in Vishal Krishna Reddy-starrer Tamil actioner "Paayam Puli". …

  • 'XXX' planned with fresh talent: Ken Ghosh

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Ken Ghosh has rubbished rumours that he asked actor Shahid Kapoor to star in his upcoming film "XXX" saying the plan was always to cast "fresh young talent". …

  • Happy birthday, B-town wishes Arshad Warsi

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Arshad Warsi turned 47 on Sunday and Bollywood celebrities like Jackky Bhagnani and Sonu Sood showered the actor with birthday wishes. …

  • Hughes' bat, jerseys head to Mount Everest
    Hughes' bat, jerseys head to Mount Everest

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Chhurim Sherpa began her journey for a third ascent to Mount Everest on Sunday but this time some odd items were also part of her climbing gear. Chhurim, who is the first woman to climb the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) Everest summit twice in a week, will take a cricket bat and two jerseys belonging to deceased Australian cricketer Phil Hughes to the summit as a mark of tribute to the player. …

Loading...