Well-known Hindi film-maker Anurag Kashyap was in Chennai recently and as always had many things to say about Tamil cinema.
Talking about Tamil films' chances at the international film festivals, Anurag has said, if producers are willing to send their movies to festivals, then Tamil movies would easily travel to many places.
"If 'Subramaniapuram' had been sent to film festivals, it would have journeyed way more than even my films did! However, producers in Tamil cinema do not want to send them. I also tried to send one of Bala's films, but the producer had issues," he has said, according to a report from Deccan Chronicle.
The Raman Raghav 2.0 director feels that Tamil producers fear that their movies might be leaked if sent to film festivals.
"The production house is afraid that a film will get leaked, if it is sent for fests. So, they go for the theatrical release first. But the irony is that festivals won't take in films that have been released already.
Vetri's 'Visaaranai' was able to do that because he held back the theatrical release - as he was one of the producers of the film. If filmmakers start controlling their films, then Tamil cinema will go places. The problem with Tamil cinema is not the films; it is the attitude," he has said.