Ace director Mani Ratnam is known for his perfection, extracting emotions from actors and filming at natural locations rather sets. But all his ‘perfection’ leads to huge filming time, causing number of shoot-days to get extended by miles. Though he himself is a producer of his flicks most of time, lengthy shooting schedules are burning his pockets and the result of his movies is repeating that twice. Here is Mani again, changing his basics now.
For his upcoming movie featuring Malayalam hero Dulquer Salman (Mammotty’s son) and Nitya Menon, Mani Ratnam decided to wrap the shooting in a record 75 days. After some strenuous pre-production where he finalized camera angles, number of shots and movements along with a story-board, Mani now wants to finish shooting in scheduled time and made the movie on a shoe-string budget. Probably this is one of the best decision as cutting making-costs short will deliver ‘profits’ for any producer much before a film’s release. Hope Mani Ratnam ends his flop-streak and hits back stronger.