Director Aashiq Abu says his fascination to make films in several genres, from romantic comedies to darkish thrillers, is an try not to grow to be jaded as a filmmaker.
Since his debut in 2009 with Mammootty starrer Daddy Cool, Abu has emerged as one of the crucial most powerful filmmaking voices within the Malayalam movie trade, directing broad ranging movies just like the romantic comedy Salt N’ Pepper, revenge mystery 22 Feminine Kottayam, journey drama Rani Padmini or his acclaimed scientific mystery Virus.
In an interview, Abu mentioned switching between genres has now grow to be a “addiction”.
“The explanation why I do this is as a result of I’m a curious director. I need to check out new genres and notice the place I land, it has grow to be a addiction now. Repeating genres doesn’t make sense to me, although it’s been a hit up to now. “Once I check out one thing new, it is helping me reinvent myself and now not get caught in a rut. It’s a continuing finding out procedure the place I am getting to right kind myself and transfer ahead,” he mentioned.
Whilst the 43-year-old has now not all the time landed on his toes along with his experiments, Aashiq Abu mentioned that has now not stopped him from taking dangers.”I’ve been keen to be told from my first movie itself, possibly which is why I’ve had this filmography. Luck and failure have now not affected me in the case of the best way I way my movies.
“If there’s a tale I consider in, if this is a tale I need to inform, I received’t grasp again. Once I began out, I needed to persuade a large number of other folks to spend money on me. These days, a minimum of, they’re assured of my craft and so am I,” he added. For his newest political mystery Naaradan, Abu has became his eyes against the state of broadcast journalism within the nation, weaving a fictional tale to mount a movie in regards to the risks of media-backed sensationalism.
“The movie is my try to speak about ethics and freedom within the media. All of us idea we must make one thing about it, particularly within the post-truth technology the place even details have grow to be subjective. We’re digging into the lives of the ones on the centre of it – mediapersons and the type of possible choices they have got to make to continue to exist these days.”
For the movie, which launched theatrically ultimate week, Aashiq Abu has collaborated with actor Tovino Thomas, to play the position of a TV information anchor and chronicle his adventure of changing into somebody blinded by means of sensationalism and hate. Abu, alternatively, mentioned the position isn’t in line with any information anchors, despite the fact that there are lots of who suppose another way.”It is a purely fictional movie, now not in line with somebody. I’m mindful that there are discussions that the lead personality is in line with a specific journalist. We’re used to tales of police officers on display screen and now not of TV reporters, which is why possibly some really feel that this might be in line with somebody, however it in fact isn’t,” he added.
Written by means of Unni R, Naaradan additionally stars Anna Ben. The director will now start paintings on his subsequent movie Neelavelicham and may be anticipated to paintings on a film with famous person Shah Rukh Khan.