Actor, Director and social activist Lakshmi Ramakrishnan took part in the round table discussion of directors in Film companion south. Arohanam, Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe, Ammani, House Owner are the films directed by Lakshmi in her directorial career which started in 2012.
The youtube channel Film companion South has brought 6 prominent filmmakers of this decade under one roof for a round table discussion on films. Director Parthiban, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Vettri Maaran, Rathnakumar, Chezhiyan were the filmmakers who took part in the discussion along with Lakshmi Ramakrishnan. They conversed about many advantages and disadvantages of new age cinema which helped us to understand about their way of looking their craft.
Starting from the significant trend that changed Tamil cinema in this decade to how mass hero’s films are ruining Tamil cinema to get into the next level, all the filmmakers were seen very much involved in the discussion. When Lakshmi Ramakrishnan was asked about her perception on the most significant trend of the decade, she said that women characters has been decreased. “I feel people’s taste is being groomed in a different way.” said the actor/ director who went on to add that she feels a bit uncomfortable with films based on casteism becoming a trend. “I enjoyed Pariyerum Perumal very much but few films on the same category are frightening me. I fear the reflection is opposite to what the creator is aiming at” said Lakshmi.
She further added that she feels a bit worried on violence getting into film industry as a trend. In the middle of the copnversation, Lakshmi even said that the title “Asuran” has negative connotation which was completely disagreed by director Vettri Maaran. Watch the video of the discussion below :
Source : Film Companion south
These comments from Lakshmi irked many people who are expressing their disappointment in micro blogging social media site. Few said that she is not even relevant to the context. Check out some of their reactions below :
Who's bright idea was to bring Lakshmi Ramakrishnan to directors round table/ #TamilDirectorsRoundTable ???— Mathushan Visagaratnaiyar (@MathushanV00001) December 26, 2019
Watched this entire interview and it's amusing how Lakshmi Ramakrishnan exposes herself as an outright casteist whole talking about caste in films… https://t.co/J2s0plFh64— Stop the Gaustapo (@atlasdanced) December 26, 2019
Anchor: Yaara Soldringa? Ranjith kuda apdi oru arasiyal padam than edukuraru.. athu yellame nalla padam thane..#LakshmiRamakrishnan : No no athu yellame nalla padam than. Madras my favourite, kaala is my family's favourite!— Sarath (@ThisIsSarath) December 25, 2019
Enna solla varangannu avangaluke theriyalaaa..!🤭 pic.twitter.com/bJIPA35hEC
Listening to Lakshmi Ramakrishnan in Film Companion Interview pic.twitter.com/ZplovVUOkR— Varun (@ivarunkrishnan4) December 25, 2019
"I am worried about casteism into Cinema "— KarGee (@iamkargee) December 25, 2019
– Lakshmi Ramakrishnan pic.twitter.com/d0IgTJc3oy
LakshmiRamakrishnan and Vetri Maran. pic.twitter.com/FqR8Wjk0YD— UmaMaheshVaran P Selvam (@LumosMaxima1510) December 25, 2019
Vetrimaran : “Ajnabi” Panren..— Zeeshan Z Khan (@ZeeshanZKhan) December 26, 2019
Lakshmi Ramakrishnan : Hindi Padam ah?
Epic! 😂👌 Her Knowledge On Arguing Debating and Solvadhellam Unmai Is Better than Cinema..
Loved Watching Parthiban, GVM and Vettrimaran’s… https://t.co/p3k4AcyZAF
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