Panaji, (IANS, Online streaming platforms and traditional cinema theaters will co-exist, director Mahesh Narayanan said of the film ‘Arippu’, which will be screened in the Indian Panorama section of the 53rd International Film Festival of India. Mahesh Narayanan spoke at the ‘Table Talks’ event at IFFI on Friday. He said that earlier, independent filmmakers had no option other than Doordarshan to telecast their films.
He added, “But now there are many platforms that support them. One way or the other, filmmakers can showcase their film through these platforms. But not every platform will accept every film. It depends a lot on But depending on what kind of actors they have, what the budget is.”
He said, “It is very difficult for me to make a film for digital platform. In theater people invest a certain amount of time to sit in front of the screen to watch a particular film. But in digital platform people have many options to leave Forward, rewind or change what they are watching. It is challenging for filmmakers to do films for OTT platforms.”
Talking about the film Arippu, Mahesh Narayanan said that it is a migrant’s story about the working class and the problems faced by them.
“It also talks about how the pandemic treated skilled laborers working in factories and how conditions changed in their lives,” he added.
The film deals with a socially relevant topic of our times – modern technology mediating interpersonal relationships. It is also a powerful film on the complex subject of man-woman relationship.
The film was shot in Delhi during the second wave of the Covid pandemic with a limited crew, facing several difficulties.
Pointing to the pan-Indian nature of the film, Mahesh Narayanan said that, although the story line follows a migrant couple from Kerala, the characters speak multiple languages ​​such as Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil.