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100 days for Thattam!!!

I know I don’t blog that much these days.. my basic laziness has kept me away from writing for quite sometime.. but very soon, I would come back here to write more.. my mind has started wandering again. I get story ideas everyday. i don’t know what exactly it is, but I sure have an idea on what movie I want to do next..

Just an idea!!! that’s how it has always started.. I am waiting for directions, guidelines, characters.. Thankfully I have a screenplay writer this time.. So, the pain of having blank A4 sheets for several days, not being able to write a single line could be shared with someone..

100 days of TM has been an experience.. Success is a beautiful smoke.. when it clears off, reality comes in to tell u that u r as ignorant as where u started off.. but the urge to learn is more this time.. the urge to explore is more.. I hope I make a better film..

It’s 100 days for TM. I am just a few days away from my wedding.. I see hope.. I see light..



studio5, dil chahta hai & thattathin marayathu..

Today’s chennai city would never be complete without Sathyam theatre. The concept of film viewing was revolutionized by Sathyam even before the multiplex fever hit Indian cinema. In 2001 when I was doing my higher secondary schooling, I went to Sathyam to watch “Dil Chahta Hai.” Then, the smallest and the newly opened screen in Sathyam called Studio 5 showed the film. I still remember the taste of crispy chocolate doughnut i had that day [sadly its new form is not as good as what we had back then]. I carried my snack and went inside Studio 5. Title graphics of the movie started and instantly it caught my attention. I was hearing a new kind of music for the first time in an Indian film. Those who love DCH will remember the flute bits in the main theme of DCH. It was too different from the kind of hindi films we used to watch those days. The sound, the visuals, the performance, the interior set ups, the simple stylish making of the film…. everything glued me into the screen for the next couple of hours.

I got out of the theatre like a zombie and didn’t go home for a while. There was a small poster of DCH outside and I kept looking at it for a while. What caught my eye was not the charming aamir or the flawless priety or anybody in that poster. there was this small writing at the bottom called “written & directed by Farhan Akthar.” I was discovering what I wanted to be in my life. I prayed that someday I should make a film which would run in this theatre.

I know I have a long way to go before I could be happy about my writing or direction. Every success is an escape from failure, so there is nothing to be proud also. But I feel thankful to god for all that is happening. My film is running in Studio5 now. When I tried for tickets, it shows “Housefull”. Like I wrote in my film,
“chila aagrahangalokke nammal marannaalum, pulli marakkilla ennu thonnunnu”



TM songs on flipkart!!

GREAT NEWS FOR ALL OUR WELL WISHERS. THATTATHIN MARAYATHU AUDIO IS UP ON FLIPKART.COM. now u can download the entire album. when u do so, pls try downloading the 320kbps file. for those who have not used flipkart yet, u can log in with ur facebook account. Promote ethical downloading. let’s kill piracy!!! [all the abroad users,give us a little more time to make the songs available for you guys. i was informed that there was some technical hitch].. btw, here is the download link


our first song from tm – anuraagathin velayil :-)

i ve been hearing this composition for almost 16 months.. now it’s out in this world. i hope u guys enjoy it..


teaser no: 2

back ground score is in progress as and when i am typing this. reaching towards the end of film’s first half. i am enjoying every bit of this process.
here’s our second teaser!!!


thattathin marayathu – official teaser!!

here is the official teaser of thattathin marayathu. i ll be back soon. 🙂
tc guys


it’s post production time..

In 2010 sept, when I was reading a short story written by M.J.Akbar, the second page of the short story hooked me on a thought which started following me eversince then. I wanted to do a love story for my second film and the characters Vinod and Aisha caught their places in my mind. When I went to Prague[I think in nov 2010], I carried them along with me. Before even finishing the scene order of the screenplay, I wrote the first scene there. It is scene no: 19 of my final draft where Vinod is proposing to Aisha. When I wrote it, i felt his state of mind,i felt his breath, i visualized aisha trembling with fear. 16 months later, I actually saw whatever I felt back then. Nivin was Vinod, Isha was Aisha and I was making the film I had carried for a long time – “Thattathin Marayathu”.

Mind blowing trip is what I had when I was making this film. I had a cinematographer who stood by me like my right hand, Jomon T John, who gave me his infinite support to do everything possible to spread romance in every frame. I had the best crew ever working with me. We had our back ground scores ready before shooting certain pivotal scenes. We shot a handful of songs without a dance master, we shot struggles and fights without a stunt director. We shot through the length and breadth of thalassery trying to capture the essence of this beautiful small town. We all really had a blast.

I wouldn’t want to say too much this time. It’s post production now and I still have not seen what I ve shot. I don’t know if I ve shot it well or not. I don’t know if my instincts would be right or wrong. But one thing is for sure. A lot of heart has been put into this film. If it shows onscreen, we all will have a great time. I am hoping and praying for that.


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