Films that speak for themselves

Films that speak for themselves


    There were in all 35 students who were divided into five groups. While some themes were adaptations from books, others were drawn from the happenings around them.
   Sahana Das, head of the communication studies, who also teaches film-making said that film-making calls for a lot of passion, “You have to communicate from the head and the heart. Whatever the genre maybe, what matters is that the students have to feel what they’re doing and how this theme is pitted is what counts.”

Kushali’s Book Seller is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s short stories. The five girls who’ve worked on the film said that they drew their inspiration from the book and have interpreted it in their own way. “The story is of a bookseller who fools the families of people who have died saying that the deceased owes him a debt. He makes plenty of money on this account. Finally, the bookseller himself gets conned,” Kushali told Metrolife. The students have put in more than nine months into making the film. “We had to pool in the thoughts and ideas of seven people. It was a struggle but we did it,” she said.   

     The audience were appreciative of the efforts of the students. They thought that the camera, direction and the concept were extraordinary. Neil, a student of St Joseph’s College said, “We loved the Book Seller. We thought it was a unique portrayal of truth. The message is loud and clear that cheaters can’t get away that easily. It was evident that plenty of research had been done to get the film together.”  Ganesh Shankar, another student, observed that the students had picked up themes that people could easily relate to. “It was creativity all the way. The quality of the content and the concept cannot be questioned. That the students dealt with urban and not rural themes was interesting,” he said.  
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