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Newcomers need to make some sacrifices: Ethir Neechal director

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RS Durai Senthil Kumar, who is basking in the success of his debut film Ethir Neechal, said that a movie is not a one-man show rather it is a team work.

"It's easy to get carried away after you don the hat of a director. But, a film is not a one-man show, it's a team effort and, therefore, it's important to compromise especially as a debutant to work in unison towards a common goal," Senthil told IANS.

"I'm sure every debutant director would have come across the need to compromise while working on his or her film. Those who co-operated would have evolved successfully, while the rest may have become history," he added.

Did you compromise while working on Ethir Neechal?
"Yes, I did to some extent because I was working with senior technicians and artists and sometimes, you have to give preference to seniority even if you don't like it. I learnt all this because I worked as an assistant director for 10 years," Senthil added. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

A Still From Ethir Neechal

He worked as assistant director to Balu Mahendra and Vetrimaaran. Senthil admits at times compromising won't result in a win-win situation.

A Still From Ethir Neechal

"Not all compromises will make both parties happy, but it's important to come to a consensus because it eventually affects the output of the film. Especially, as a debutant, one needs to make some sacrifices for greater good," he added.

A Still From Ethir Neechal

Ethir Neechal is produced by Dhanush and features Sivakarthikeyan, Priya Anand, Nandita and Jayaprakash in the lead roles. Anirudh Ravichander's music is a big plus for the film.

A Still From Ethir Neechal

The movie, which opened up to mixed reviews from audience, has done good business at collection centres in the opening weekend. The film was released in over 300 screens in Tamil Nadu and collected approximately Rs 4 crore on the first day.

A Still From Ethir Neechal

Ethir Neechal is one of those films where the first and second halves are vaguely connected. The film oscillates between a cliched romantic-comedy and sports at regular intervals only to appear like an inspired version of Simon Pegg's Run, Fatboy, Run.

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