Learn to compromise as a debutant: Senthil Kumar

Last Updated: May 04, 2013, 12:27 PM IST

Chennai: A film is not a one-man show, but the output of a team and, therefore, it`s important to compromise wherever needed, says first time director R.S. Durai Senthil Kumar, whose debut Tamil film `Ethir Neechal`, released recently.

"It`s easy to get carried away after you don the hat of a director. But, a film is not a one-man show, it`s a team effort and, therefore, it`s important to compromise especially as a debutant to work in unison towards a common goal," Senthil told reporters.

"I`m sure every debutant director would have come across the need to compromise while working on his or her film. Those who co-operated would have evolved successfully, while the rest may have become history," he added.

Did you compromise while working on `Ethir Neechal`?

"Yes, I did to some extent because I was working with senior technicians and artists and sometimes, you have to give preference to seniority even if you don`t like it. I learnt all this because I worked as an assistant director for 10 years," Senthil added.

He worked as assistant director to Balu Mahendra and Vetrimaaran.

Senthil admits at times compromising won`t result in a win-win situation.

"Not all compromises will make both parties happy, but it`s important to come to a consensus because it eventually affects the output of the film. Especially, as a debutant, one needs make some sacrifices for greater good," he added.

`Ethir Neechal` is produced by Dhanush and features Sivakarthikeyan, Priya Anand, Nandita and Jayaprakash.