29
Aug
10

A big fat relief!!!

Priceless is the word I should use!! Last 50 days ve left me with priceless innumerable moments about which I can proudly go nostalgic for a lifetime. If there is a life after death as in “karan arjun” or “om shanti om”, well.. then too!!!! Malarvaadi has gained everything that we wanted it to. Money for the producer, respect and recognition for the actors and technicians, confidence for the theatre owners who are now ready to go on board with new gen. films, pride for parents …………….and for me, a big fat relief!! If all this hadn’t happened, u guys would ve found me absconding from planet earth; coz for a first time director, for somebody whose father has made it really big in the industry, if the cards are not played right, the aftereffects can be the worst. That’s y I said, a big fat relief.

Generally everytime I write, I keep the dark shades away and peek only into the positives. To an extent, that’s part of my attitude. But once in a while it’s important to unveil the dark or else all that we do might just look like a fairy tale for people. Well, it’s not.

My worst nightmare was the period when I was writing the film. There had been times when I was soaked in depression that I couldn’t write a single line. Every dialogue in every scene would seem so amateur that I felt like burning all those papers. Financially, I was doing nothing for almost six months. U guys can imagine how hard it could ve been for a guy like me. Actually I didn’t ve the heart to do anything else. That’s what writing can do to u. That’s what cinema can do to u. Like an obsessive girl friend, it would demand all ur time and attention, devastate u if things are not right and make u go nuts and nuts for god knows how long!! Those days, after finishing every draft, I would go to my father praying that he should like it. Prayers would all go vapourized once he starts commenting about it. I would go back to chennai, void of ideas, wondering what I should do next.

After my 3rd or 4th draft, while I was going back to chennai, as usual, broken down completely with 60% percent of my script to be re worked, I met somebody at the airport security hold area. It was a middle aged man with a charismatic face who walked up to me and said : “All the best for ur film Vineeth. You ve got ur father’s blood. You should make a great film.” It was immensely inspiring!! I came back to Chennai and made an amazing decision which turned things upside down… I stopped working on my script🙂

That’s right. I didn’t write a single line or re work on a single scene. Instead I started reading, I started watching new films. For almost a month I did nothing else. Then one night, I finished reading a short novel by M Mukundan called Russia and had an adrenalin rush which made me add two dialogues in kumarettan’s tea shop scene which comes in the first reel of Malarvaadi : “Viplavathinte kaalamokke kazhinju shankaraa. Ippo verum akramam maathram. Nammaleppole kurachu vayassanmaarude manassinakathe ullo, viplavam.” I wrote this, sat back, read it and smiled. I knew I was back in the game. I wrote two other scenes on the same night. The next draft was what made my father smile for the first time. Back then, it was a big fat relief!!

There is a reason y I am saying all this now. I met an aspiring writer a few days back. Very young, full of life, made an instant impression. He started talking about films and then I could notice something. Infact, this is one characteristic that I ve been finding common in almost all young aspiring film buffs I meet. Too critical about existing films. He was going on and on about how he didn’t like all the recent films and how stupid all the existing directors are. He had a few interesting criticism on Malarvaadi too. Then we went into his narration and I had the shock of my life. Not just that the narration was absolute blunder, there was not even a single scene that was impressive. Dialogues were extremely flat and most of it was like a mockery made on the society and just looked like a bunch of skits. Once he finished, I gave my honest feedback on the script and he started taking it offensively. Slowly, I withdrew. I felt he was beyond help.

This is not for the first time that I came across someone who wants to believe that he’s too intelligent for anyone to even make an opinion. There are so many people who watch 100s of world classic films, think that they are as intelligent as those directors who made them and starts weighing other films in a so called critical point of view. Their friends tell them that they are too good, these guys float in heaven and then on they start their creative escapades. Well, pseudo intellectuals can’t go a long away. If its about creativity, it needs absolute submission, zero ego and a pure heart.

Talking about pure heart, I recently met someone whom I felt has a heart of gold. That’s director Samudrakkani [director of Nadodigal, actor in Subramaniyapuram]. He came to attend a special screening of Malarvaadi Arts Club in Four Frames theatre, Chennai. Before the show started I was speaking to him about how beautifully he had picturised certain portions of Nadodigal and to my surprise, his response was extremely humble. It was as if he hadn’t done anything at all. He never gave even the slightest airs of being a star maker!!

What surprised me the most was the way he was watching the film. He was nodding his head everytime he liked a dialogue, was laughing his heart out on kuttu’s jokes, even clapped his hands softly for a few scenes. I was sitting right next to him and what I saw was not a film maker.. I saw a film lover.. I saw a passionate human being.

This is what I think aspiring writers and writer/directors should be. To make films, u got to love them. Even in the worst films, u should search for one good quality which could inspire the film maker in you. I feel only then you can graduate from critics to creators.

Like I said earlier in this post; if its about creativity, it needs absolute submission, zero ego and a pure heart. Only a pure heart can hold good thoughts and deliver them onto paper. I really wish to see such pure hearts emerging!!! Now that would be a big fat relief!!!!!!

Less diplomatic vineeth [for a change]


198 Responses to “A big fat relief!!!”


  1. 1 dhanya & Fly
    August 29, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Well said and Well written!!!All the best for ur future projects and life!

  2. 3 fazal
    August 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    nice sharing🙂

  3. 6 arjun
    August 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Now get ready for trafic bhai…..

    • August 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm

      don’t scare me.. acting makes me nervous bro’

    • 8 J.Joseph ( Dubai)
      October 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm

      Dear Vineeth,

      I have a new thrilling subject with me and no one in the malayalam or hindi film field has used the subject ever. It is highly entertaining and a heart touching true story and It would be helpful if you can give me your e mail address for sharing such a challenging subject with you.

      You are always encouraging young talents in acting, music direction etc..If you can give a chance for the young writers also, that will be a new face and a new beginning for the mollywood.I believe it will be highly appealing and sensible if the script writer and the director belongs to the same young generation and they can ceratinly come up with new ideas which the silver screen have not seen in the past. I would be able to present the same before you if you can give me a chance to interact with you. This scipts needs a young talent touch and i am sure that you will be the right person to whom i should approach for this matter.

      Await your response at the earliest.

      J. Joseph
      Dubai

  4. 9 Aneesh
    August 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Grt post.. A true 2 heart advice 2 all d aspiring filmmakers..

  5. 11 Annrose
    August 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    really!!! a heart touching post!

  6. August 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    A gr8 post vineethetta…Lokathile ella new face directorsinum a gr8 inpiration….Malarvaadiyude shooting scenes njangalkku vendi upload cheyyane vineethetta…Plzzzzz…!!!!

    • August 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm

      i am not sure amal.. i ll see.. thank u..

      • August 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm

        Thanx Vineethetta….!!!! thanx 4 ur comment..! Vineethettante adutha cinema udan undakumennu pratheekshikkunnu…karanam njangalkku vendathu maattangalanu…..innuvare kandathil ninnu vyathyasthamayi cheyyan Vineethettaneppoleyulla new generation directorsine saadikku…!!! v r eagerly waiting 4 that…>!!!!!!

        with love
        amal krishna p. s

  7. 16 vigil
    August 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    hey agreat thoought and experience and i must say u have put that on paper britianlty……it is so great and intresting when u share such experiences…
    so nice anjd happy for ur first film…feel so happy for you…u u blogging after a long gap ..missed ur blogs…saying from heart u will go miles and miles ahead mainly becasue u know about u clealy…(a quality which others miss)

    peace
    vigil

  8. August 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    vineeth,
    I think this is very important to change the situation of malayalam film industry which i under stood the thinks from the directors ( two years i had only the job to say the storys). Now the most films are having by the situation. They want to analyze the good story from good director. If they are wasting crores they can wait few months to find a good story.

    thank u
    sreekumar.

  9. 20 Dileep V Raj
    August 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Dear Vineeth eatta,
    Nashtappedunna sauhridathe kurichorthum,ingane oru sauhridam ennekilum varumalloyennumulla santhosham kondum MALARAVADI Kandapo ariyathe kannu niranju poyi…..Thamashakalil pottichirichum,sankadathil koode ninnum njangal MALARVADI oru aghoshamakki…Iniyum theatre ukalil njangalkku aghoshikkan ithu pole orupad cinemakal venam…..Like u,a blasting young mind can do such a thing…. We r waiting….to celebrate ur next film….Wish u all the best…

    Dileep V Raj
    kannur,Payyanur

  10. 22 David
    August 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Vineeth, nicely written. As that airport middle aged mantold you,its correct. You will go placed bud. coz u have a great living legends boold in yours. All the best for your next film ( as actor ) Traffic. God bless you

  11. 24 Pranav Raj
    August 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    ettan enne ennum adbudhapeduthiyitte ullu…
    ithu vaayichappozhum..
    all de best ettta🙂

  12. 28 minnu
    August 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Vineethetta very well said…I am sad that i still haven’t watched the movie :(….when is it gonna release in the US?

  13. August 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Fantastic Post Vineeth, I just Love it ( From heart )

  14. 33 Arun
    August 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Hi vineeth,
    “If its about creativity, it needs absolute submission, zero ego and a pure heart.”

    Thats a good one.We can experience your passion in each and every line.Keep going friend.All the best.

  15. 35 muji mujthaba
    August 29, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    🙂🙂🙂

  16. 37 Shinu
    August 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Great post buddy! Sorry was in culcutta for a couple of weeks were I was totally tied with offcial duty. Didn’t get time to read or write.
    Now back to the post, I honestly believe this post should be the first read for any aspiring writer / actor / director. Critisizing other’s work is supposed to be fun. But that’s what critics do.
    Great going buddy. Waitng for more soulful confessions!!!🙂

    • 38 Shinu
      September 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

      Great response Vineeth. You hold grudge for too long….
      WAs it intentional exception or you missed out?
      Both ways I don’t care.

  17. 39 Haritha
    August 30, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Vineeth…..

    Me too felt the “big fat relief” after realizing your reason for the relief. So cool machaa…😉. But Vineeth….didnt you do the same mistake, by blogging about your critics? Pardon me if I am upsetting you. Am of your age, (And yeah today is my bday), but I find this world a little too absurd and strict when they try to stick to the old values, by completely ridiculing what we do. I mean here a normal middle class society Vineeth. I felt as if I am an alien at the response of my immediate kith and kin when i declared that I am not going to get married. So bad i felt nad they are strugglin really hard to make me feel guilty of my decision. Thunders and bolters of emotional blackmails, threatenings, counsellings follows and is in progress. Am also awaiting to see whether I will be able to make this difference.

    Oh well, I wrote something absolutely different from what you expected. But it do have a distant link of relation Vineeth. Your determination to make a difference, is AN INSPIRATION. And its worth to mention that you achieved it without disregarding and giving due respect to the generation that has walked before us. Let me try to take this essence out and modify it to suit my struggle and to gear up my goal. Of course, Thanks Pal!!!

    Well, after reading your “Big Fat Relief” i decided not to watch your movie😉. Because I am afraid whether I too will sit and criticize this and that. Let me prepare myself to be a bit more mature enough to watch this movie through the eyes of my passion.

    Keep word-pressing dear

    God bless you!!!

    • August 31, 2010 at 1:48 am

      thanks haritha.. happy that u r inspired. but pls don’t make a decision to not watch my film. i am definitely open to good criticism.. my views on this post were only about aspiring writers & writer/directors. i didn’t write anything in favour or against critics.

      • 41 Haritha
        August 31, 2010 at 12:46 pm

        Was just kidding Vineeth.. Will watch Malarvadi for sure and more definitely will post criticisms too.🙂

  18. August 30, 2010 at 11:09 am

    hi achacha..:)
    i cant believe im actually talking to you…
    But you are a really talented person. Even though your dad is a great person, you dont show that “ahangaram” on ur face…:)
    i heard on an interview that you use blog alot..so i searched for it and found some of your hard works that you keep up to date..
    i really like your friend’s works too( shaan)
    i hope you have a really bright future..and have a great day!
    keep doing this blog and alot of ppl will be interested!😀

  19. 44 sreechith
    August 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

    wowwww!!! thats was a quite an impressive one!!! its beeen long tym i ve blogged into this.. sorry for not keeping in touch!! so ill start wit the movie reviews.. but i never missed malarwadi coz.. me, ma frends went for atleast dour times for the movie.. met shaan to @ padma.. impressive music!!! still ma Hello tune rings with Kaathu Kaathu… the best one i liked.. jus loved the muzik involved in the movie…

    had a chat with few ppl who had given a shot in the movie.. happy to see all of them wit a smiley on their faces.. onam pro grammes for all the channels were filled with members of MAC..its was fun to see them having their interactive sessions..

    “creativity” the one word everybody wanted.. whether its movies,business or job.. the new world s absolutely looking for the creativity & innovation… but are the youngsters given enough space..?? i doubt.. anyways hope everything goes well to ppl who are capable of and bringing to the audience..

    As all wayss it was good vineeth!! i really enjoyed reading the above.. u really put down ur feel which; v fans… can understand wat u ve gone thru…Thanks a lot for sharing..

    thats all for now.. ve to go back do ma job.. or ma TL s gonna kick me..

    By bye hope u all had a Great Onam…

    Cu all @ theaters for the Next.. flick…

    P.S(vineeth):didnt u feel that editing for MAC had to be done in a more better way!!Sorry to put down this in ere.. i felt like communicating this to u.. dnt have any other means also..

    byeeeee

    • August 31, 2010 at 1:41 am

      thanks sreechith.. i think youngsters should be given enough space and if they aren’t, here a catch phrase: “you’ll either find a way or make one.” but i don’t think over confident innovations should be accepted. there are times when u might need advices of experienced hands. the right mix of newbees and veterans can produce extra ordinary results.
      hey i would like to know ur views on editing. mail me to vineethsworkshop@gmail.com if at all u ve any complaints, pls put the blame on me. as an editor, ranjan abraham has done everything possible for this movie. he was like my right hand in several difficult situations. so any mistakes, i am responsible..

  20. 46 SHIBIN
    August 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Good observation…

  21. 48 githin
    August 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    very true facts… jus say this 4 ur nxt interview… people should know this…

  22. 50 DK
    August 30, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    one of your best blogs in a while.. now u are back to ur self..

  23. August 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Great post Vineeth. Completely from the heart and one can clearly sense the satisfaction Malarvadi has given you, through this post.

  24. 57 Veena
    August 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Nice to hear from you after a long time…Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.anyway u did a great work naturally you got the result.
    “May The Lord bless you and keep you.May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.”

  25. 59 Aneesh Ramachandran
    August 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Good post…
    all the best 4 ur upcoming projects (d’t forget songs)

  26. 61 Tamanna
    August 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Good One vineeth ….

    when you actually told ” zero ego and a pure heart ” … even me too ,,,,i was thinking abt the same … true …very much true …. every stages of our life …. all the people needs to maintain this …. this is what all lags in …. many ppl …. and coz of them other need to suffer ….. {experience master of knowledge} …. this word na ego …. its toooooo dangerous vineeth really …… i have heard something like this looong before …. “””Anytime there is a struggle between doing what is actually right and doing what seems right, then your ego is interfering with your decision.””” ….. wish everyone CUD understand this …..🙂 ….. INSHA ALLAAH ….

    anywys all the best for you future projects …. will include u in my prayers for your success …

    REGARDS
    TAMANNA

  27. 63 Sunil M S
    August 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    While going for a movie, I have never asked myself what I would expect to gain from it. Most probably, I wanted to be in a far away world much more beautiful than the real one, though for a period as brief as two-and-a-half hours. Despite not having expected to gain anything of value from the films, memories of a good number of them have come home with me and have, surprisingly, lingered for decades. Some of the movies which I still remember well are Sound of Music, Titanic, Benhur, Pursuit of Happiness, Pretty Woman, etc. Happily, a host of Malayalam films too, is there in my memory. (Some of them are Sreenivasan’s own: Sandesam, Chinthavishtayaya Syamala, Katha Parayumbol.) There are many others too. In some cases, I came away feeling satisfied while in some others, it took me some time to realize how deeply they had sunk into my mind. Looking back, I believe they must have contributed to shaping the character of most, and equipping them to see what is best for all. That’s the kind of movies I would expect from any director although I’m aware a director does have the liberty to create movies of his own choice. You seem to have all the makings of a great director. So give us films that linger long in memory.

  28. 65 sam kaakz
    August 30, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    hiya vineeth… it was touchin what u wrote… i myself am a rapper… came to ker a while ago… i’d like to hav an opening into da music industry in ker as a rapper itself..could ya help me out? it would be really helpful …🙂

  29. 67 sajith knr
    August 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    nice post vineeth……….. you are having a good personality…

  30. 69 vipin
    August 31, 2010 at 12:40 am

    its really an awakening post 4 me…
    so many ways as u said me too a pseudo intellect..
    i started thinking of myself …
    u r correct my dearest friend…
    thank u…

  31. August 31, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Vineethetta..
    Vineethettan Orkutilo facebookilo undo…? Undenkil plz give us your id in orkut/facebook…..plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….!!!!

  32. 73 chinu
    August 31, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Vineeth ,I have seen malarvady twice and raring to see it more (Thouh im based in Dubai & catching up cinema is a l’lle bit diffcult here).

    The day MAC was released i ringedup a few of my friends who are passonate about cinema as me ,and all the reviews that came from them was it was good,ok,nothing GR8….and comments like its in bits and parts copy of DCH,Subramaniyapuram etall.I didnt revert anything to their comment ,went and watched MAC came back completely satisfied with what i saw , i called these friends of mine and was asking them how could they give such lame comments,when they are the same guys who goes on blaberring non-stop about the “so -called” state of malayalam cinema.I strongly feel that we keralities have this attitude of not appreciating anything from the heart or to fullest.we always hold back on our appreciation or act stingy.And you have also took potshot on this attitude in your film as a V.O on the radio saying we mallu arereclusive in accepting new talents.

    Now coming to what i have liked about MAC

    1.Freshness in treatment.
    2.One of the best and natural acting that malayalam cinema has vitnessed in a long time,and that coming from a bunch of newcomers is what makes it a GR8 thing.
    3.BGM has never been used to this effect in malayalam before.
    4.Technichal finesse for what exatly the movie demanded of it and nothing for the sake of showing off.
    5.The way the film was budgeted(atleast 50% gaurantee that the cost can be covered from sat rights and release from our small market),planned(i.e the worksops),executed(no foreign locatns,no muti schedules,Bang on time completion),marketed(innovative poster designs & titles to the effect of even using this blog for promotion)an relesed.

    Thank you vineeth for giving once in a while expereince,though your comment that we will have to waith another 2 years for your next outing is a bit heart wrenching.

    • September 2, 2010 at 1:19 am

      hi chinu, ur take on keralite attitude is interesting. even i ve felt that way many times. but the V.O. was not meant to suggest anything. we just did it for the scene. thank u for all ur sincere words.
      p.s. about no multi schedules: the credit goes to my production controller- vinod shornur and my cheif associate – prajith.
      honestly i ve not involved much in the designing and marketing of the film [except attending interviews]. so can’t take credit for that either. thanks anyway..

      • 75 chinu
        September 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

        I know its a big deal what im asking of you, could you please share with us all movie buffs here the shooting draft of malarvady and your earlier drafts(if you have them saved)it will be of very good help to all wannabe moviemakers… coz i belive you have a very detailed script there with the background music bits and all……

        Also could you please blog on your experiences,tips and advices that you received from Sreenivasan sir….

  33. August 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    dear VINEETH ,
    Dont know how to say , how much iam inspired by your writing .U R AN AWESOME motivator
    Ican feel the sincerity and honesty in ur words .i feel like U r my best friend🙂 .

    Iam one of the unluckiest persons ,who havent seen ur “malarvaadi” yet😦. will definitely watch this , from a theatre!

    not diplomatic at all🙂
    nobin

  34. August 31, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    when some one asked quentine taurantino where did u go to learn about making movies, he said I went to movies. i think its the best way to make movies..watever u want to learn about movies r out there..wat u hav to do is to love them understand them so u could make wonders from wer they end…a bad movie teaches a maker far more thing than a gud movie do…it tells how something went wrong and teaches the things which made the movie bad..it shows what not to do and for a maker i think learnig the things not to do is more important .its gret to see a young brigade in the movies like u are aware of it and also u said it to the world loudly so that deaf dumb blind believers of ourselves may take a luk on ourselves……..gud going comrade.god bless u

  35. 80 Raiz
    August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Vineeth..,
    U hav done a fantastic Job. I wish you should make ur mark in more areas of film industry. U hav d stuff in yu. Morever V guyz Likez ur Simplicity very much.. keep on reaching heights. our full support is ther with u for all yur endeavours………

  36. August 31, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Hey vineeth..i was too..tooo thrilled to watch the movie since i saw the trailer..the background music of the trailer seemed to be so enthusiastic..and when i watched the song Manya Mahajanagale..mann..damn cool song..then i decided..if anyone is gonna watch the movie..then its gonna b me😀..

    I stay in B’lore man..movie release was a bit late here..so when i went to native..told my cousins that i first wanna watch this movie..and guess what?? even i watched it in padma.. my hands holdin the edges of the seat as the movie began..thrilled and excited..the music in the beginning was so great..and i tell u man..i wasnt disappointed a bit..the real classic malayalam movie that i was waiting for..for every music that was played i kept tapping my feet on the floor of padma..u really are an awesome guy man..not just u…the whole team..i loved kuttu’s performance..and SASI’s music and the way he entered was way too good..today when i found ur orkut profile..got the link to those background musics..and even now as i’m writin..’m listinin to those..wanna watch that movie once again..but not runnin in B’lore😦.. i would like to make a small suggestion vinith..hav left u scrap on orkut..if u ever find some time plz plz do mail me..
    peterfebin@gmail.com

    Expecting lots and lots of classic movies like this from u..
    Regards,
    Febin.

  37. August 31, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Bro,

    Sad to say, I could not watch Malarvaadi ..😦. Hope you will not re-release the movie in Bangalore.

    Might have to wait for the DVD release😦.
    Meantime, well said brother. So, you have a lot of script reviews happening these days..
    Good Luck!!!!!!

  38. 86 midhun madhusoodhan
    August 31, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    hai vineethetta…….loved your “LESS”diplomatic comments……but u r the best with the same old sweet,softspoken,nice youngster attitude……..so be the same bro..tc…..

    • September 2, 2010 at 1:32 am

      lol.. looks like u ve a perfect image about me.. well, i am not all that good mithun. i ve an extremely sensitive, shot tempered side. only thing is that i always try hiding it.. anyways, thank u brother.. once in a while pls let me be a little less diplomatic, okay?🙂 tc

  39. August 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Oh!!Ur words really touched my heart..in a frame by frame effect…

    You r a very good writer..and all the best Vineethetta…..

  40. September 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    This was really tactless, sensitive and genuine comment in the right place. It is very true that good critics may not be good creators – we can find so many examples around us!

    Thanks Vineeth.

    sasneham
    salil | drishyan

  41. 92 Riyas Kollaka
    September 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    hai vinneth chetta…….

    nalla film anu malarvadi…njan ariyade karanju theratre li irrunnu….rand vattam kandu.atraikk ishtappettu….kollaam…a million thank 2 u….chetta i am studying in TKM COllege,Kollam…we are publishing a new magazine…can i interview vineeth chettan….chettanu ariyallo college lu shine cheyyan pattukka magazine lokke pic varrumbozhanuu…athum vinneth chettanumoppam…so i hope should reply about our interview…kindly arrange a 10 min time schedule..plz vineeth chetta…………reply 2 my mail address…

  42. 95 Vidya
    September 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Good effort u have made to pen all ur thots down🙂
    Have been following ur songs, film news n blog closely..ur interviews in channels too🙂
    Waiting to c Malarvadi this week here at Mumbai..Will post my views after watching!
    Keep up all the good work and expecting more songs from u..
    Hope the Malarvadi band has started up good!!

    • September 2, 2010 at 1:36 am

      thank u vidya. band is shaping up. will take sometime to come out with the first show..

      • 97 Vidya
        September 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm

        Saw the movie this week and I must say…It truly lived up to or even more than my expectations!! Fantsatic job ! I liked the star cast and how u have put each and every person to fit to the role so efficiently! Ur dad’s role was so great! I adored Prakashan n Kuttu the most! Also, liked the way u have used rain as a prop in ur movie in many places…Truly did wonders to those scenes !! I wud say even if u take a movie once in 2 or 3 years..take such good ones!! COngrats again!

  43. September 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    vineethetta i m not sure tat u see this comment .. but its truly from ma heart… u r humbly great… i saw i utube some of ur interviews aftr malarvadi’s hit…. u wer sooooooooooo down to earth….. humble…… cant see ny body else…. hats off… pls call or atleast a message…..8129287376..

  44. 101 Dino Philipose
    September 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    “Less diplomatic vineeth [for a change]”..that was gud vineeth…Take care…

  45. 104 achu
    September 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    confident blogging…gud luck macha….

  46. 107 asnaf
    September 2, 2010 at 6:18 am

    u hv tld d rite thng vineethetta. Pinne ethra kalamayi oru karaoke ku chodikunu. Ayiram katham. Pattuo? Pls onnu reply enkilum cheyyu pls

  47. September 2, 2010 at 10:15 am

    hi vineethetta..
    can i get a chance in your film…?

  48. 110 Deepak Mohan
    September 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Nice Post. Well said and Inspiring.

    Its good to see you are replying to all comments🙂

    All wishes

  49. 111 Viswa
    September 2, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Well Well Well…. So at least at times the ever shy Vineeth can be less diplomatic as well…

    Vineeth…. I guess your primary talent is in singing… While u concentrated more on the direction and script writing, what fans like me missed from you are gems like “ente khalbile”…..and in the meantime “aval appadi ondrum” was a biiiiiiig relief….

    Vineeth; I would ask u to bless us more with the ever hummable melodies which ooze through ur voice-box….Mesmerise us and make us ask “aa naanam kunungi payyan aano ee paattu ithra nannaayi paadiye ?” Let music be ur only inspiration, hoby as well as ur karma for the time until u get busy with ur next script.

    Love,
    Viswa

    P.S:I am now hearing an unnoticed song of yours – Koonilla kunninmel oru kaanaa peru maramunde…. Loved it to the core

  50. September 3, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Dhruvam Music launch is on Sept 7th. at http://dhruvam.mostviralmedia.com/music/

    there are 2 songs in this movie and the movie is gonna release on Sept 28th

  51. 113 jithesh
    September 3, 2010 at 1:50 am

    vinethetta,..
    I think maintainin the tag of gud director is mor diificult than bcomin a best director..n as v dnt need mor films to prove a directors talent,.expectations wil b more. Sathyamayittum vineethetta we r seein ourselves in u,.in ur views abt films,creatvty….and u hv fixd ur seat amng malayalams’ young,succesful directors lyk LAL JOSE,ROSSHAN ANDREWS ,ANWAR RASHEED etc..wid MALARVAADI.. and one mre thing vineethetta..MALARVAADIS songs r excellent dat v cnt skip t off ven t comes on t.v channels..really grt job by u n shaan..
    .:-):-)

  52. 114 Basil Joy
    September 3, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Hi Vineeth,

    Very happy to see the inspiring success of the movie. Now, as you are little bit relieved and in a good mood, can you tell us, what made your movie a financial success ? (Yes, the generic answer would be “make a good movie to make it success”, still many times critically acclaimed movies doesn’t make it to success). So apart from the ‘good movie factor’, is it a comparatively lower budget or more appeal to younger audience or good marketing.. what was the “key factor” that cruised it to a financial success ?

    And Congratulations for being the captain of such a successful crew !

  53. September 3, 2010 at 7:50 am

    well dats one of those blog-entries, a signature of yours.

    feeling good for your ‘priceless’ moments. just making us realize better dat ‘the reward for hardwork might be delayed, but never denied’.
    chett, i too feel what u said ws right. i havent wtchd a lot of classics, but out of those meagre number of films ive wtchd, at times, i too had tended to just start responding to movies with puckered eye-brows and taut mouth without realizing wot i ws actually intending to communicate with others!
    now conditions hv gone to such an extend dat out of our sheer adament attitude has made us say just this about a movie if its above average, no matter if its outstanding or just crossing the abv-avrg line: “aa kuzhappamilla”!!
    critcs have gone to such depths of criticism dat they try thrashing th movie wid words if it dusnt appeal in deir lenses. okay, now wot dey look for is too much of critical significance dat they forget to take into consideration the ultimate aim of any movie: ENTERTAINMENT!

    and regarding samudrakkani. enthoo??? engane??? not that he’s not humble. i too hav heard about him. BUT, HUMBLE THAN YOU?? SAADHYAMALLAA!!!!
    heard he’s the villain in ‘Shikkar’. sources say that his role is as important as Mohanlal’s.

  54. 116 Tennyson
    September 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    dear vinnethetta

    i had been planning to write a story for a long time but i just could not start
    after seeing ur film some kind of energy filled within me and now i am writing it.
    u have been a great inspiration to all youngsters and ur film was great

  55. September 3, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Dear Vineeth,
    I am also one of the persons you mentioned in your blog. I also watch lots of world movies and want to be a movie maker once. I don’t even know what should I do to make a movie. Leave it. It is a different subject………!!!
    To be frank, I did not like your movie. But it doesn’t matter. Most of my friends (more than 80%) liked the movie. Movies are a medium of people. I am not an average malayali. My opinion has nothing to do with the success of a movie. Your movie is liked by most people. It is considered to be a trend setter. So your first venture is a success.

    What I think the best in your movie is; the way you bring the best out of new faces. When other experienced directors work with debut actors I always felt something is missing. May be because all actors are of your age, it would have helped you as a director to explain to them what you want. What I disliked most in your movie is, in every scene I felt you are desperately trying to impress the audience either by entertaining them or by touching them. Why can’t you try to make a movie the way you want, other than the way audience want it??? I know that I am nobody to say this. I had not even seen a movie camera in my life. I know it is easy for me to write this in the warmth of my room. But this is my genuine heart felt opinion.
    Anyway I feel your movie is a good attempt as a beginner. I see a good future in you. All the best for all your future ventures.
    Regards,
    Mymoona

  56. 118 vipin vasudevan
    September 4, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Hi..

  57. 119 vipin vasudevan
    September 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Vineeth,

    Malarvadi kootam rocks.. !

    Much appreciate your efforts in making this wondefull movie..after a long time a malayalm movie in its ‘malayilitham’ has hit into my ( and lot of other keralites ) minds..

    I can understnad and speak tamil and i used to watch a lot of tamil movies..and most of the times many films used to inspire me and keep me in its blues ( songs / dailogues etc ) for a long time..

    No big films but small films with new faces like ‘kaloori ‘ saroja and one of your favorite ‘nadodikal etc was many among those lists..here ( me in kuwait ) when the Cd’s are relasesed sometimes i tend to watch my favourite movies 2/3 times..few tamil films have inspired me to such extend that i can try speaking out tamil in diffrent tone and slangs as in films ( chennai tamil / madurai tamil etc ) ..many times i have actually thought why malayalam films lacks us to do so…i used to ask to myself why macha …why ?

    But your film has done that magic saar,after a long time a malayalam film with malayilatham depecting the real kearal in its all senses,
    Yes we have to admit that malayalitham is seen not only in roads of shornoor or only in varikasseri mana..but malayalitham of 2010 is what is shown in scenes of your film malarvaadi.

    now…let me not deviate from the task of writing one of my first comment in a blog page,the task is nothing but to appreciate you the the core bro ! hahaha

    sherikum…some one like you can show to the world real face of new young malayalee…a malayalee who can not only spend time just by only talking but also by proving that he can do something !

    May be you can be the eye opener or a role model to the lots of Jnr & young vijayan masters in our towns & villages who are by themselves busy with ‘a work ‘ of editing and shooting for thier new album or new film planned in a small budget.

    possibly if they read out your writings and watch your interviews to find out that how damn difficult and how sincere you have to be in wrting or making a film.

    I really enjoyed your film to the last minute,the main reason for that was bcox even me too have a gruop of frineds like our dear prakasan / kuttu / santhosh / praveen & purushu.

    Our group name is ghadies (its a thrisoor word meaning freinds )..now we all are reaching 30’s and is enjoying our lives as pravaasi malayallees in kuwait and Dufai,but by gods grace after college we still are in contact with each other on daily basis.

    Since the theme of film was freindship i really enjoyed it,also there was quite some good moments in the film too which made the film an extraordinary film.

    one scene / dailogue which i found very unique and classy was the commment the guy passes on his opinoin of watching the films in one of the opening scenes of the film..hahaa..

    And malarvaadi kootam i felt is really a vineet sreenivasan and his FREINDS movie,lucky that it has not got that ‘aaksehapa haasyam kick of mr.sreenivasan or the naaadan family melodrama of great Mr.sahtyan anthikaadu.

    Aniya vineeth,let me suggest you something – if you are gonna make your next film,pls select a theme of young gen only – I know / you know there are lot of issues in our state concerning to young people which can be a topic to many many films.Also pls give chance to your malarvaadi teams in the next movie too..they have done a wonderfull and fantabulous job i shoudl day..very talented guys..your casting sense has been prefect to 100 % that all the members are malarvaadi was jus aawezomee…

    I know you are a film maker who loves watching movies a lot…also loved your comment on classic movies too,what you told was correct ‘oru cinema kanditu oonum manisilaayilenghil nammal enthu cheyana alley’ if you are reading this pls comment with your opinoin on movie ‘range de basanthi’ – this is my all time favourite and i can watch this move 1000 no: of times.

    so thats all bro – i wanted to jus comment on your movie,but i think this has turned out to be a letter to you..hahaha..

    wish you all succes in your life brother…be always humble / honest and positive as you are now –

    We all malayalees with you.

    vipin vasudevan

  58. 121 Raneesh
    September 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Changayiii ,

    I watched the movie last week only because it was released late in Qatar. It was one of the simple and greatest movies i have seen..!! In fact i didn have the feeling of watching a movie.. i was seeing my teenage and feeling it through those 5 changayees. “IT TOUCHED ME” nothing else i can say…!!! want to congratulate you personally. I wish to meet you if you are coming to Thalassery…!!!!!!!!! God bless you and ur changayees…! Raneesh, Madappally. 00974 66747312. raneesh007@gmail.com.

  59. 122 praveen
    September 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    annachiiiii hats off…….

  60. 123 amrutha
    September 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    hi………….vineethetta…………….i sw film 2day…….itz really awesome yaaar…so superb. simple story siply said…….. once again supperb filim. and congragltn….keep going….. wish u all d bst.

    with love,
    AMMU🙂
    (amrutha )

  61. 124 hrithik nambiar
    September 6, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    mr.vineeth sreenivasan,
    i read ur blog n noticed ur mentionin abt a guy who floats in a fake heaven..it ws interesting..but i noticed a little boatin from u also in ur blog.i didnt see ur film yet as its trailors and songs came in th tv r not at all attracted me to see tht film..i dnt know abt th film but th song picturisation was absolutely pathetic i think…i knw ths s ur fist film..k..but wen u talkin much abt majid majidi ,stanley kubrick n abt sme fake heaven floatin guys..i think u should b done it in a better way. th frame composition n lighting seen in those songs keep poor standard i think…i know its not a sin,2 cmplete a film needs a gud effort i knw..but thr s nothin s left 2 expect from th veterans f mal.flm industry so th youngsters r th only hope..bt wen they too come wth th same ignorance about th difference b/n videography n cinematography,its a shame..anyway after readin ur great blogs now i want 2 c ur film…n vil see u again in ths column f posts after seein th film..
    bye…tc…

    • 125 Anonymous
      September 7, 2010 at 2:17 am

      Why dot you first make a movie and prove that you can do better? That way your opinion can be understood. Watching the game from the stands and being in the middle of the field playing are totally different scenarios.

  62. 126 me
    September 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    hi vineeth,
    am soumya

  63. 127 MANOJ KUMAR.M
    September 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    dear vineeth,

    i m manoj fm Gandhidham (Kutch-Gujarat). this sunday i saw your movie in cineplex here.(we are getting malayalm movie every sundays) good creativity and simply nice movie. like very much. casting is excellent. But the climax was as expected. i think the relation between the five & nedumudi had been more deep to convince the viweres. Over all i like the movie. Best wishes for your future and expecting more from malarvadi……….

    bye/manoj

  64. 128 Harikrishnan
    September 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Rock on vineethetta!!!!😀 …….❤ ur movie lyk hell bro!!! . i guess all ur hard works n efforts were jus merged in2 da malarvadi muvi. i m express'n ma regards 2 da whole crew of M.A.C !!! n wish u all da best 4 ur futur plans vineethetta!!! pls do bring us more new gen films chetta!!! . vineethchetta was jakes bejoy chettan also includd in da crew?? …i didnt check out the credit list very clearly !!! sry !!!

  65. September 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    truely inspiring ,maaan!!!

  66. 130 Anjana
    September 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Hats off Vineeth…

    Felt like posting a mail the day I saw the movie- Malarvadi Arts Club. It was on Friendship Day making it a cherry on the cake.

    Absolute entertainer!!!

    Though at times the music band n friendship gave the feel of Rock-On, the story, characters, background, and the linkage were so genuine and natural.Saw the film with a few non-mallu friends who enjoyed it as much as me. Loved it🙂 regards to the complete crew.

    Fresh youth feel in the songs..

    Keep it up Vineeth. Looking forward for more.

  67. 131 Riyas Rasheed
    September 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    vinneth chetta…..malarvadi is a good film …am riyas styding in TKM COLLEGE kolllam…chetta we are ready to publish our new magazine…chetta can u write an intersting article to our new magazine….via e-mail/other method….chetta can you give yoour mail adress

  68. 132 honey
    September 13, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Hi Vineeth,
    I have been a silent reader of your blog for quite a while.This post actually made me shed my laziness and comment.I liked the way you described a “Pure heart”.I believe in it.Havnt watched the movie yet..but its in the top of my “to-do”list:)wish to tell you that the way you had replied to one of the comments from a guy who challenged you to make a movie and also that he hates it that his GF liked your movie, made me smile.You earned an official fan with that one comment(Knowing that its just a drop in the ocean).But I like people like you.You Inspire.Someday I will write a book too(Dnt knw how different its from writing the script of a movie).Have something cooking in my head..
    All the best for your band.And Massive congratulations on the success of Malarvadi:)
    Honey

  69. September 13, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Hi Vineeth,

    Firstly, I’m quite impressed by the command you have over English. I’m yet to come across anyone in the malayalam industry who blogs online with an equal flair for both languages, and patiently replies to each comment. I noticed your blog purely by chance as I did a google search for Malarvadi, after I’d heard one of your songs on RJAO, Radio Joy Online. You ought to keep writing Vineeth. It keeps your inner soul alive, and I guess thats what keeps your Dad going as well, he’s quite a prolific writer and each one of his scripts speak for him and for the man the he is today.

    I think you’re quite lucky to have a person as sensible as your dad with you by your side. He’s one of the most sensible and humble actors I’ve ever seen, albeit I’ve never met him or heard him personally. Getting into the tinsel world is tough, but being there and being yourself is very tough, and I really admire your dad for being there, and being himself, all these years. I see online that you’re even more humble, and yes, that does make me smile.

    Whenever I’ve had a very bad day, only two people on screen have managed to evoke laughter in me, one is your Dad and the other is late Peter Sellers. I’m yet to see your movie Malarvadi Arts Club, and am not sure if it’d be released in the UK, but yes, I’d surely want to see it if I get a chance.

    Two things I noticed about your debut movie, one is that its really fresh and the packaging is really neat, which shows that its been done with a lot of finesse, intentionally. Even veterans fail in that these days. Small things make up the big picture, and you seem to have echoed that thought in your work. No offence to malayalam film-makers, but most of what is produced these days is packaged very poorly and ends up having a very dated look, or like its been in the cans for a long time. After Happy Days in telugu, where I guess a lot of effort went into the whole ‘look and feel’ for the movie, I noticed the same kind of effort in Malarvadi. Kudos to that, Vineeth.

    Secondly, two songs in the movie which kept me simply looped-in on my headphones. I’m completely hooked to Shaan Rahman’s simple yet poignant jazz number, Kaathu Kaathu and your soul-stirring rendition of Innoree Mazhayil. An amazing eclectic blend of the flute, piano and violin. Being just an amateur pianist, I can see that you and Shaan have put a lot of heart and soul into the songs on OST for this movie. Its quite evident and commendable.

    Honestly, I never knew Coffee at MG Road was ‘your’ album. I’d heard the Palavattam song a few times but never bothered to see the credits. Recently I chanced upon this number College, on youtube, and it did bring about a lot of nostalgia. Thats when I noticed they are all part of one album, your album. Writing lyrics is one thing, but writing songs which people can keep on their lips effortlessly is quite a challenge.

    Keep writing. Keep those words flowing.

    Cheers,
    Sriram

  70. 135 renju joseph
    September 16, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    hi vineeth
    me renju joseph, i am writing this for my friend AFSAR
    do you know him, a mappila kala artist .he taught you arabanamuttu for youth festival
    and the song !yeshinor!in rani jai high school
    did you get him?

    he had missed your mobile number.just send to me please
    or visit him on orkut afsalkomath@gmail.com
    thank you

  71. September 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    2 be frank, the first thought that streamed into my mind after watching the movie was: Malayalam film industry will survive even after the era of mammooty and mohan lal. So promising was your work. A true inspiration 4 the youth.

  72. 137 daviS
    September 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Hai kashmala, iam hapy nt bcz wat u hav writn bt to c u here after a long… Pine njan njagde oru albumthnte karyam paranjilarno..? Epo orma vanule.. Chetan ente ideas post cheyn paranjirunu workshoplek… I did it.. But u didnt repld.. I thnk u didnt intrstd in my views… Itz k.. Kure agrahangal undarnu manasil coleg life thirunathnu mumb enthengloke cheyanamn… Orthuvekan… Njangal kurach try cheydu bt cash elalo… Njangale poleyulavrk e logath 1num cheyan avila… Eni epo 1num nadakun tonanila.. Becus exams varua… Thotal yearouta… Ente vidhi, actualy enik padikan ishtamonuala veetil nirbhandich vitatha enggnu.. I intrstd n arts nd sports… Chetante patukal kelkumbo sherikum sangadam varum… Enikum enganeyoke aganam enu bhayangara agraham…. Ente matram ayirkila chetante ela fansntem… Bst wishes 4 ur new prjct… I knw i writen more, eth publc blog anu ezhuthan padilatha kurem ezhuthn ariyam.. Wat to do.. Love u bro… Sory..

  73. 138 PALLIKKARA
    September 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    hai vineeth,
    puthiya padam dec. thudanghum enna news vannittundallo….is it true?
    if yes thats great bro.
    cheers…….

  74. 139 Sonia Joseph
    September 21, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Hi Vineeth,
    I might be the only one here to congratulate u on ur success without watching the movie or evn the trailer. I went thru the various reviews to see how ur movie did and felt really happy that u made ur father proud.
    I was in kerala for my annual holiday when ur movie was about to release, and kept my fingers crossed too. I wished well for u from the bottom of my heart. I live with my husband and baby girl in Ghana, where we don’t get to see malayalam movies in theatres. Over the period of 13 yrs I have lost touch with malayalam movies, though I tried to hold on to my passion of watching mal movies initially.
    I have watched every single movie of Sreenivasan and he is like family, there is no malayali get together without the mention of atleast one of his dialogues.So naturally u r family too. all the more b’coz of my niece in ernakulam who is crazy about u. she is my baby & whatever makes her eyes bright is my favourite too.
    I always admire young people who are hard working, humble & respectful,who achieve their goals thru determination & strong will. I like the way u direct ur life ,u r a true inspiration to the youngsters, keep it up. ( I’m a teacher by profession)
    I wish u success in all ur future endeavours.
    Sorry for taking up so much of ur precious time for nothing as I cannot comment on ur movie.God Bless!
    Love Sonia

  75. 140 davis
    September 21, 2010 at 8:05 am

    heard the songs frm love letter and cafe love… Gud 1 ,loved it… Gud voice…. Rockd it…. Keep it up.. ‘Ennanuragam parayan vayki njan…’

  76. 141 ss
    September 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    hey vineeth,
    after the ‘fat relief’ there is no new post in ur blog..wat hapnd? Hope u r busy with traffic..

  77. 143 MC DILJITH
    September 23, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Dear Vineeth sir I saw Malarvadi Enik Eshtamam AYI ennu paranjal 1000000 Times pinne Mattoru Advantage Thalassery Place Sir kooduthal Use cheythu athu bayankaram eshtam ayi sir mattoru padathil eethra kooduthal thalassery kanan pattiyilla ente dear sir thalassery ulla ellavaruk valare eshtam ayi sir I enjoyed lote sir sir please help me sir

  78. 144 RAMEES&MANSOOR
    September 23, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    sir i have best exiting and wonderful story with me sir if you like that story plese direct it from where i can contact you so that i can show my story i am in shornoor palakkad dist
    my number:9846302035
    :9947820370
    my emai id:rameeskarakkad@gmail.com

  79. 145 VISHNU T A
    September 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    sir please give me a chance in your nxt film 9656172279

  80. September 24, 2010 at 9:04 am

    vineet bhai i wld like to knw abt ur band and new ventures

  81. September 25, 2010 at 7:55 am

    hai vineeth, i am jithin in pookod ur father sreenivasan sir’s place.ur mother and my aandy was classmates. her name is mallikarany panoor.vineeth, i wrote a sript for a cinema.
    it is a friendship story, its more importents to songs. so this cinema should direct u. i am so expecting this cinema.i am so desiring to make good malayalam cinemas. can u help u.i am so intresting malayalam cinemas from the age of child. iam expecting reply (jithinrajnk123@gmail.com)
    9656063593

  82. September 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    hai vineeth,

    i am jithin in pookod ur father sreenivasan sir’s place.ur mother and my aandy was classmates. her name is mallikarany panoor.vineeth, i wrote a sript for a cinema.
    it is a friendship story, its more importents to songs. so this cinema should direct u. i am so expecting this cinema.i am so desiring to make good malayalam cinemas. can u help u.i am so intresting malayalam cinemas from the age of child. iam expecting reply (jithinrajnk123@gmail.com)
    9656063593

  83. 149 prathibha
    September 29, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Hi Vineeth,

    I came accross this blog accidently. read your post …. nice sharing.. direct from heart. haven’t got a chance to malarvadi art club. surely will watch it.

  84. 150 shruthy.r pillai
    September 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Vineethetta,

    I got the link to this blog very accidently. Really heart touching post. Am settled in Ahmadabad, Here we don’t have provision to watch new Malayalam movies so i didn’t got a chance to watch malarvadi arts club.. once i got a chance will surely watch it. Keep making good movies & albums for us. You will definitely climb the height of success from the heart am saying…Our prayers are always with you.. God bless you…Tc.

    With Love & Regards,
    Shruthy.

  85. 151 Jeff Mathew
    October 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Vineeth,

    I just heard the song ‘Maanyamahajanagale’ and i must say its amazing. ive heard it almost a 100 times already. You, Sachin Warrier, Rajesh Menon, Rakesh Kishore & Sharath all are really good singers.Your music just lightens me(out of any problem/situation). will definitely watch your movie. Patiently Waiting for your next Album.😀

    All the best,
    Jeff(Dublin,IE)

  86. 152 vishnu T A
    October 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    sir

    please give me a chance in your film 9656172279

  87. 153 vishnu T A
    October 2, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    sir

    please give me a chance in your film 9656172279

  88. 154 Jeevan George Kolath
    October 3, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Haii vineeth chettan……i m a great fan of u from the song i heard for the first time in the film udayanaanu thaaram……’karale karale’ onwards to the great film achieved to success…..Malarvaad Arts Club……one of the most greatest movie in the Malayalam Film Industry…..u have made a great success…..May God Bless you and we all hope that u may have lotzzz of success in your upcoming films….!!!!!

    God bless you

    JEEVAN

  89. 155 Manu
    October 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    hi vineeth,

    i want to watch malarvadi again..but it appears no theatres are showing it now. is there any possibility that the dvd mite release soon..?

  90. October 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Hi Vineeth,

    Nice to see your blog and felt great after so long while reading a blog written from heart.

    I have always been a great admirer of your father (never was a Malayalam who stayed in kerala, but heart is always one) . The stories that he portrayed has been mostly near to real life. Even though I am 31, I was always in the thought that Malayalam (a palindrome language and a great one too) talent and creativity would end if Sreenivasan and his era players (Priyadarshan, Mohanlal etc…) would stop films. But no, I have not seen your malarvadi arts club but magante acchan could get tears in to my eyes. Yes, now a great hope that with people like you Malayalam will continue to have good cinema.

    Also it gives a great sense of satisfaction that my company would be the online ticketing partner (www.indianstage.in) for your upcoming concert in Payyanur.

    We are a company formed by 3 friends who left their plush paying IT jobs to start something of their own by empowering performing arts thru technology. We are based in Bangalore and would be more than happy to catch up some time of yours when ever possible.

    All the best for your future endeavors.

    With a promise to watch your Malarvadi Arts Club bye for now

    Regards

    Sajesh Nair

  91. 157 Danl David
    October 7, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Dear Vineeth

    It was pleasure to hear your experiences

    Don’t know whether u remember me but I was surprised when u call me back when i left a message.It was the time u were busy with script writing and u speak very friendly. I believe that you sincerely believes in you & what you says, and that’s probably what makes you a person who is down to earth. A wonderful person who love to live in music & friends.

    Hats off & Wish you all the best for your future

  92. 158 Sinu Nath
    October 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Dear Vineeth

    Congrats. You have the potential to become one of the best young film maker.If you can accept critisism,no i dont want to call it critisism, my humble suggestion,here is my sugestions

    You are a play back singer but not an exceptional singer

    You are a an actor but not a fine actor

    Now you are a director and script writer. But after watching your first movie, i strongly believe, you have to improve a lot. I dont think malarvaadi is an exceptional movie.
    But it has a fresh look thanks to new talented actors and technitians.

    Music in the film was good but you tried to sing almost all the songs, that should have been avoided.I am not saying that u are a bad singer.since the story requires good songs , you should have used young talented singers like karthik and ranjith. Background score was simply good ,congrats to shaan,but even there u used your voice,that could have been avoided.

    Then comes the lyrics do you think it was good? Main example is climax song. lyrics and your singing really let that song down.

    Really appreciate your hard work and honesty. But if you concentrate only in script and direction the entire scenario would have been different.
    May be you discard this mail, that doesn’t matter.

    Being a good movie lover, i strongly believe this my responsibility to convey my openion about your talent.

    Second movie will be your acid test. so please think about my suggestions and if you feel ,from the heart,that some of my suggestion were right, thats it im satisfied.

    Really sorry if my openion hurts you
    .

  93. 159 Sinu Nath
    October 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    All the best for all your future projects

  94. October 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Hey Vineeth,

    All the best for all your future projects, would love to see your film and will be in Chennai around 15th. Will def pick it up if its available.
    Just to add to your beautiful thoughts, u should know that u’ve made a wonderful film when u see people have identified with your characters and dialogues and your line and characters start living in their hearts.

    A movie that touches an audience and goes with them to thier homes from a cinema hall is a real work of art and creativity

    Rock On’ Bro

    cheers
    arfi

  95. October 8, 2010 at 9:02 am

    really a touching must read blog…Pain during writing;Stress during shooting:Claps during release r well projected as 25th frame…A frame of passion film lover/maker

  96. October 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Vineeth,
    I am not a south indian, and I happened to see your blog only as it was tagged by my friend Suresh nair who is a script writer too. I am not into the film industry and am a hardcore hospital adminsitrator. I am forced to write because I read your blog and was taken aback by the opennes with which you have written about yourself. I wonder how many do that in the film industry. Yes you are right, ego and false masks are the norm in the industry, and its difficult to gauge a person on face value. I am ignorant about your industry and even your father, but I can only sense that you must be a good writer, because you speak your heart. I think that is an essential quality to be a good writer. Do keep that quality intact, and I know how difficult it is to make a mark in the industry with a influential and renowened lineage around. Expectation rise sky high, and feat are not usually on ground with a taken for granted approach of sense of security, which I did not sense from your blog. You seem to be your own person, and will make a mark of your own.

    Wishing you all the very best.

    Dr Akash Rajpal
    Mumbai

  97. 163 Sarath Krishnan A
    October 9, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Chetta, wud love 2 see u, shan chettn n job kurian chettn workin together in an album.

  98. October 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Hi vineeth

    While concept of movie becomes sci-fi and people have gone crazy after six pack heroes (Internet kids are even dare to create “I hate mohanlal” clubs on social network sites which tells the story) ,you have come up with your movie which somewhat represents the typical malayalee especially the scene where few guys goes to movie and one complaints. You could have easily made a movie with leading actors however you did believe your script hence stick on new comers which gave 5 actors. Since prakashan’s character was strong, nivin get appreciated and rest had gone un noticed. Pre-production seems to be short in Malayalam movies which creates problems like going over budget. I am happy that u take time for your next and expecting something big as well.

    Anoop viayan

    A wannabe flmaker (somebody take me as asst director)

  99. 165 GAUTHAM.R.B
    October 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hi,
    I am a professional student . I used to write some album songs. For all those songs, I have tunes in my mind.For the first time I requesting to a person about this. Plese,please…. help me to make an album with these songs.I am waiting for your helping hand. Persons like me can have an opportunity to be in this field only with great persons like you.

    Gautham.R.B

  100. October 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Thnx vieeth!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. 167 IMRAN THALASSERRY
    October 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    ”Even in the worst films, u should search for one good quality which could inspire the film maker in you”-u r too right vineetheta..aadyamokke nan etra nalla cinima kandalum entenkilum kuttam kandupidikkana shramikkuka..ennal ippo etra alamb sambavem kandalum atile etenkilum oru nalla scene undonna nokka..ella ciniakaleyum promot cheyyan nan ippo shramikkunnat..ippo oru cinimayeyum kuttam parayan enik ishtamalla..arenkilum verute kuttam parayunnat ketta nan angot chudavum..recently i enJOYED ANWAR 2DY.EVEN SOM F MA FRNDS DNT LIKE IT I WONT SAY ITS BAD..DER S SUMTHNG N IT TO SEE..I DNT WHTHR U LL READ DS FULLY..NY WAY
    BYE..WAITNG 4UR TARFFIC..
    LOVNG BRO
    IMRAN THALASSERRY

  102. 168 Dhanya PM
    October 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    “There are so many people who watch 100s of world classic films, think that they are as intelligent as those directors who made them and starts weighing other films in a so called critical point of view.”

    Vineeth, it was not right for you to tell this… coz then people like us will stop criticizing ..actually if you see,.. people who want to criticize people esp.. whom they do not like will never criticize to you on your face but indirectly through others to spoil your image… but those who speak to you or criticize you on your face ..are opportunities for you to improve..or are speaking to you thinking that you will help them realize there dreams…n we of course know that its difficult for a director n that too in Malayalam industry to make a film..n dat is why we appreciate reading your effots involved in the film.

    Talking about pure heart, you are a standing example for that and that too at this age of 26 ..you are amazing for your humbleness..This is what makes people like me just sit and watch the interviews of yours ..”Retake with Vineeth” etc in SS Music enetertainment even when the channel is full of grains.

    Vineeth , did u c “pranchiyettan and the saint”…gud films are always having audiences..even at Coimbatore..gud one by Renjith again n similar to Nandanam..theme also good.

    I am no one to comment to Malayalam film industry but I hope people like u bring our malayalam ones also at par with Tamil film industry.

  103. 169 Aadi
    October 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Hai Vineeth sir,
    I can’t say dat am a huge fan of u nor can i say that am a huge critisiser of u.Ur work was good.I myself am a screenplay writer,am looking for someone to do my script.It’s titled “I’m in love” and is for youth.There is love and friendship,but the story is unlike anything b4.I would like u to take a look at it.It’ll not b a waste of time,i guarentee u that:-)
    Regards,
    Aadi

  104. 170 Shinu
    October 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Hello buddy….. Anybody home??
    It has been a long hiatus man. Come back to earth….

    I know you are chilling out & celebrating the success of your film, but it is time. there are a group of ardent fans waiting for your scribbling… don’t ever forget that..

  105. 171 MangoFC
    October 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Helooo..

    We r eagerly waiting for urrrr next postttttt…..

  106. 172 mahesh
    October 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    hai vineeth chetta,,,,, how are you….i am mahesh from kannur medical college..i saw you 2 years before , at that time your grantmother admitted in our hospital..i saw your film malarvadi……its superrr….really appreciate ur hard work……

  107. 173 Vipin
    October 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Anwar background music kittumo vineeth ika…

  108. 174 Ajith
    November 11, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Vineeth,

    This is my first post here…First of all a big CONGRATS on the success of Malarvadi!!
    Is it possible for you to upload some behind the scenes…i mean with original sound, no sound mixing plz…
    An aspiring film maker

  109. 175 anuraj
    November 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

    thankssss vineethettaa,nice sharing……..this is my first post here…valya gimmicks onnumillatha ithu polathe feel good movies iniyum orupadu expect cheyyunnu…all d bestt…..

  110. 176 sajith narayanan
    January 27, 2011 at 4:41 am

    I found your blog by accident :):) from somewhere in youtube i got the link .But really refreshing blog .This is the first post where i actually saw your real opinions and feelings to an issue .The observation was spot on:):) ..my only wish is that you dont suffer such pseudos again ..as they can really drain your energy down !!! trust me ..(techie geeks are another side of the same coin)

    All the best for your future ..

    Pinne ente kayyil katha parayunna oru allu undu ..aykkatte angottu

  111. 177 Kiran
    February 3, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Congrats on ur success Vineeth. I hope u go from strength to strength from this point of time onwards.
    I wonder if u could team up with Prithviraj and the young brigade to come up with some gems like the ones that ur Dad and Mohanlal had done during the yester years.
    Its high time a change happened to Malayalam film industry and I am happy to see that you have been evolving in front of our eyes as a beacon holder for the new generation of movie buffs waiting for some change from the usual boring stuff that the so called super stars has been churning out for years.
    U rock dude, keep going.

  112. 178 subeesh
    March 5, 2011 at 11:49 am

    congts Mr:vineth , i have thirakkatha i want to ur saggestion & adice . give me a chance to direct meet . plz arrange

  113. April 17, 2011 at 6:14 am

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  114. 181 Subhan k Nilambur
    April 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I biliv in develepment of malayalam film…and i pry 4 that..!

  115. 182 sreenath
    April 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Hai, Sir, what is ur next project e

  116. 183 sreenath
    April 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    what is ur next project

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  119. August 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    hii vineeth chetta…
    actually i hav no wordz to express my feelings on ur first movie ‘malarvadi’..
    tis may b the last comment,sry 4 tat bcz nw oly i cud find u here…
    there r many things to sharre with u..but i dnt know how to explain my feelings.. on seeing malarvadi movie on d release i didnt thnk it wud make tis much changes in ma lyf.. we 8 frndzz together watch the movie..all of us had d same feeling frm the begining till end.. mind blowin movie… still i have more to tell but i cant xplain here.. and abt the songs in it …Wow realli all songz r heart touchin… i too remember it was our admission tym aftr compeleting +2.. n we all splitd into different colleges..In my clg at d tym of raggin seniors askd me to sing a song.. i suddenly began ‘maanyamaha janangale’… same as othr seniors raggd i began tis song..n later when all seniors starid makin me fun of singin maanyamaha song…bcz they dnt knw tat sng…aftr few dayz only d realisd…still now they all make fan.. but i enjoy it very much.. so much experiences r there..still i love to c d movies again n again… Bcz u exploited d frndshp relation vry much in tis film..i luv to watch it…i watchd mst of d review regardin malarvadi.. N chetta ur scripting is absolutly superb i lyk tat dialouge wen ‘santhosh n prakash was sitting near d seashore talking abt to make d program of malarvadi orechestra as a bday gift of kumarettan’..”kazhinja azhcha gulfilninum vana umar ikka parayuvarnu arabiyde kayinu casdh eni medikumalum uul muzhuvan manasheriyile aa pazhya vayana shaleyum,football groundum oke anenu joliyum therakum oke akumbol onu orthu vishamikan namukum vededa kure kariyangal oke..namal ithu chyanam nammal orumicha nthoke chyan kazhiyum enn ee nadu ariyanam” actually tis ws not the dialogue u thnkd before but changd d dialogue jst d day befor the shooting.. tis s realli heart touching…as lyk tis there r so so so so so many things i wud lyk to share with u regardin d dialogue,scene,etc etc….
    last wordz not d least…..
    vineeth chettaa YOU R MULTI-TALENTED PERSON….!!!

    Tobby

  120. 187 parvathi
    August 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    vineeth thankz 4 ur thattathin marayathu,,,, all te very best 4 future projectz,,, u gonna rock ,,,,,4 sure,,

  121. 188 Libin Varghese
    October 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Vineeth,

    I loved your first movie MAC.And whatever you have written here about what makes a good movie “the pure”passion to tell a story was the USP of your first film we could see passion and sincerity written all over🙂

    pakshae when i saw thattathin marayathu ,I felt like you have graduated into a director who knows what works and doesn’t work with audience and I dont think it made me happy(not that it matters anyway :P) . I am sure lots of accolades are flowing your way after the success of thattathin marayathu, but i really hope that you dont get carried away with all that,and with your knowledge of what works well with audience make another movie that takes box office by storm I know you are an intelligent film maker and you would have grasped your lessons of making an entertainer by now.

    But as a well wisher i hope with all my heart that we wouldn’t lose a film maker who says his stories with lots of passion Please remain a passionate film maker don’t be an Intelligent one😀 .. I know you made TM with lots of passion and sincerity but just a tinge of doubt that little intelligence started creeping in somewhere maybe i am wrong and I want me to be.

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