'I make movies on my principles' - Director Vasanth

Films for him are more a form of displaying his activism on burning social issues, and he doesn’t seem to care too much about the commercial aspect.

“I have considered myself a social activist, and movies are just a medium for me to bring out issues I feel passionately about,” says director S M Vasanth, who is currently shooting for his latest venture Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal. He also admits to taking inspiration from real-life incidents for his screenplay, and makes the dialogues relatable for the viewers.

“Scenes in my movies like Rhythm and Satham Podathey were taken from real-life incidents, and that makes the screenplay more credible. I have seen many instances of alcoholism and domestic violence in real-life, and they have been the inspiration for some of my films. Even the dialogues used in most of my films are something any normal family can relate to,” the director points out.
Talking about winning the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Storywriter in Satham Podathey brings back great memories for the director.

“While Rhythm has been the film closest to my heart, winning the State award for Satham Podathey gave me tremendous satisfaction,” he points out.


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