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Kollywood Craftsmen Talk About Freedom

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As there are 24 spokes in Ashoka Chakra, there are 24 crafts feature in the film industry, which has its own importance and limitations. From direction to cinematography to publicity design to stunts, cinema would be incomplete if it isn't for the synthesis of all these crafts.

From Tamil director to costume designer, everyone shared their views on Freedom. Many of them expected the freedom in the work they do. Few people believe freedom is enjoyed when one has the power to disagree.

National Award winning Editor Praveen KL says, time is equivalent to freedom. According to him, he expects freedom in his work. He want to cut the film first and then present it to the director how he has analysed the film and he says doing his will help the movie to get second opinion.

Talking about the freedom, Tamil cinema publicity designer who has designed over 2,000 cinema posters says, "As a poster designer, I would enjoy freedom when I can proudly say that even my work is attributed to the success of a film."

Well known dubbing artist, Rekha, who has the credit of dubbing more than 240 films said, "I want freedom to demand that people acknowledge us by our effort."

(Inputs from IANS)

Click on slides to know the craftsmen who has talked about freedom...

Director Prasanna

We all fight for absolute creative freedom but even creativity today has limitation. I believe cinema is one medium that allows you to create dialogue and debate, but unfortunately we are being constantly banned for our actions. I need the freedom to disagree verbally, but not to ban or stop someone from expressing through cinema.

Cinematographer Richard M. Nathan

In my profession, success defines freedom. If you're successful as a technician, you can demand the kind of freedom you want and directors don't mind giving it.

Composer Mahesh Shankar

I want the freedom to interpret a scene or situation musically. I want the freedom to sit with my director and collaborate to achieve a common goal. By collaborating, we are on the same page and even if we face differences, we can sort it out by exchanging ideas.

Subtitlist Rekha

Freedom as a subtitlist to me means just not releasing a film, but providing good subtitles. Announcing the fact we have awesome talent in all spheres, including subtitling and dubbing. And India is not only Bollywood, the southern cinema exists too.

Lyricist Sirivennela Sitaramasastri

Freedom means to merge Telugu literature with film songs in such a manner that our younger generation appreciates the richness of the language. I would love to have the freedom to do that because as of now not all directors are open to the idea.

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