My first taste of movie making was with the Malayalam movie ‘Kazhcha’ by director Blessy. The scene shot was the projection of an epic Soviet silent film ‘Battleship Pottemkin-1925’ (Sergei Eisenstein) among a group of intellectuals, using an old 16mm projector by operator Madhavan (Mammooty). The importance of that moment to me is, viewing an epic movie during the making of another great movie in Malayalam. Both inspired me, and that old projector captured my fancy. My indomitable fascination for movies was further fuelled at the location of ‘Kazhcha’. All these happened during the fag end of my school days. This incident changed my perception about my future and destiny.
I was born and brought up in the small town of Thiruvalla in Kerala, India. I encouraged myself to explore Painting, Sculpting, Photography and Reading in my school days and it eventually provoke my visual imagination. Love of photography and yearning to be a painter or architect, it all ended up in the process of filmmaking. Here I can connect painting, literature, photography and architecture in all the aspects of this visual magic.
I learned the craft of filmmaking from veteran Indian directors Hariharan and Blessy.
As a filmmaker I crave to explore the life and emotions which I didn’t experience or even not existed. But all have an emotional philosophical base in direct or inverted way which I experienced or feel to experience.