Addressing at the valedictory of ‘Kaustubha’, a national-level media fest, and ‘Shooting Stars’, a national-level student short film making competition, organised by the Department of Mass Communication of St Aloysius College here on Friday, Jayaraj said that good films derive from dreams and imaginations. “A wide range of books are available in the market on the techniques of film making. But instead of going through the logics in books, students should make dreams, imaginations and thoughts a subject and develop a film out of it. Edit your own imaginations and do something different,” he suggested adding that film making gives a most beautiful experience since it is a field where one can enjoy the freedom in expressing their imaginations.
He said, “I made 34 films in my 24 years of experience. But still I make films giving extreme care like a fresher in the field. Break all rules and apply your own logic to make a film. Then only you will succeed as a film maker.”
Talking about his masterpiece film ‘Deshadanam’, he said, “I could make the movie a hit even though majority of its actors were all newcomers.” He reiterated that it was script of the film which helped for its success.
Citing his own experience, he said that good films can be produced with small budgets too. “One of my films produced with only Rs 5 lakh had collected more than Rs 50 lakh,” he pointed out.
College Principal Fr Swebert D’Silva, Department of Mass Communication Head Fr Richard Rego, Staff Co-ordinator Vivek Kannadi and Student Co-ordinator B C Bojamma were present.