Directors should start careers with small films: Ravi K. Chandran

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Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Ravi K. Chandran, who recently made his directorial debut with Tamil actioner “Yaan”, feels directors should start their careers with small films to prove themselves and get noticed.

“I think as a director, you have to start your career with a small film to get noticed and then work your way up. Look at K.V. Anand, who started his directorial journey with a film featuring smaller stars, and went on to work with all the major stars,” Chandran told IANS.
Cinematographer-turned-director K.V. Anand made his directorial debut with 2005 Tamil film “Kana Kanden” with Srikanth. He then went on to work with stars such as Suriya and Dhanush.
“Even for Anurag Kashyap and Anurag Basu to work with Ranbir Kapoor, they had to work on smaller films to prove themselves. Very few lucky filmmakers like Farah Khan would get an opportunity to work with Shah Rukh Khan in their first film,” he said.
Chandran’s next directorial will be the Hindi remake of French thriller “Point Blank”.

Last modified: October 9, 2014

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