Learn to compromise as a debutant: Senthil Kumar

Last Updated: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 12:27

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.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 12:27

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