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I Owe It All To My Dad- Says Vineeth Sreenivasan
Vineeth Sreenivasan ,the midas touch of Malayalam movies talks to yentha about his different roles as Singer, Actor, Script writer and director | By Indu Lekshmi
On Mar 11, 2016

About being a singer,  actor,  scriptwriter, director...  

I always wanted to be a film maker. Even when I was 16 or 17 years old my dream was to be a film maker. It was only  a coincidence that I became a singer. I never expected I would have a career in singing when I first started play back singing. Thought I would have one or two songs and not beyond that. I believe it is all a blessing.
   
   

Stepping into Malarvadi ...

If I were at this state of mind I would never had the courage to attempt Malarvadi then. As we learn more and as we understand more we get more hesitant to try things. The truth is I did not think about many things back then. But in a way it happened for the best. The team that we started with and that friendship is still the fuel to go forward.
   

Launching a new team with first movie... 

Even today when I do a movie I try to bring in a freshness. Unless there is something new in the making there won’t be any satisfaction as a maker. When Malarvadi was made, Malayalam industry was only stepping into the era of changes. I was in Chennai at that time and in Tamil many such experiments were already happening. I have seen such a wave of changes around me with new people getting on board. Dileepettan (actor Dileep) was also of great help. When Dileepettan was ready to produce the movie it gave a new dimension.
  
    

About his Spouse... 

Divya has obviously been supportive in all my ventures. We met in the second year of college. That spark of the first meeting is still there and it would always be there. Even today when I ring the calling bell I can sense the excitement with which she runs to open the door. She is the one who handles all my personal messages too. I would be busy with the location hunt and so on and might not have the time to scroll through all messages other than work related ones.
Role of your father in script writing...

Before  attempting the script of Malarvadi, I did research on how to write scripts. I have referred all international and well known books on script writing. But more than anything else what helped me was my interactions with my father. The first draft of Malarvadi was very amateurish. It was my father who suggested the changes which I made later. Even a small change to a scene can bring in a lot of difference. So I owe it all to my father. Even today the tips which I give my assistant directors are what my father taught me. It is his words that drive me.

     

About lucky voice  and box office hits...

People remember only the songs that became hits. There were songs that went unnoticed also. The acceptance of the songs and movies is all a blessing. When I hear new threads it might sound interesting at first. But when it becomes a script it would not be that exciting. Things can change at any phase of movie production and no predictions work here. Until a movie gets released nothing can be foreseen. We can never judge if a thread is good or bad. If my judgments are correct it is only because of God's blessings. It also depends on our state of mind when we hear a story.
    
Movies ahead... 

Next month our new movie 'Jacobinte Swargarajyam' is getting released with Nivin Pauly in the lead. The post production work is going on. There are a few more movies in the pipeline for this year. But they are yet to be confirmed to announce their names.

 
 
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