Friday, April 13, 2007

Ore Kadal -- Subhashinte, Shyamaprasadinte..

Randum Ore Kadal!

Short story writer Subhash Chandran writes in Mathrubhumi Azhchappathippu on how director Shyamaprasad made him write the script for Ore Kadal and then dumped him. I first read about it on Orkut. To quote the post, "This is how 'genius' directors survive in malayalam...sad!"

Sad indeed. Especially when it comes from someone we all loved for his Agnisaakshi and some very good telefilms (Vishwavikhyathamaya Mookku, Peruvazhiyile Kariyilakal, Ullurukkam..) Shyamaprasad takes the credit for Ore Kadal script. I don't understand what's wrong with him -- it will only remain a big blot in his career graph.

Subhash, we love you for your stories, now we will love you for your script. No matter what the credit scrolls say.

9 comments:

Fauzia said...

Hi Sudeep,
Yes indeed. I read the article in Mathrubhoomi... It is so sad... Want to write to Subhash Chandran about it... but I could not get hold of the e-mail id. By any chance if you get it, please could you post it in this blog...
Thanks in advance,

sudeep said...

Posting an e-mail id on a public blog is not a good idea when you respect a person's privacy. I don't have his id with me but will try to get it from someone. You may gmail me at sudeep dot ks.

Krishnakumar said...

Kaala pettu ennu kettal udane kayar edukkaruthe. There is always another side to every story. Why not wait and see?

sudeep said...

We have heard the "both sides" stories for a long time. In my experience that kind of a desparate attempt to "balance out" is often the most cruel thing to do. Like Mani Ratnam does in Bombay about the Bombay riots.

I'd rather go by someone I know I can trust. Like Subhash here.

sudeep said...

fauzia updates (via e-mail):

"There are 3 articles in this week's Mathrubhoomi on this subject. Think it has started a chain... In one of the articles Shyamaprasad was saying that he has contacted many writers on this - hope the movie is not a hybrid of ideas from all the writers. Another one discussed the un-professionalism in not drawing up an agreement in advance."

Naveen J said...

Not wanting to listen to the 'other side' at all has precisely been the pattern of the fanatics and the fundamentalists. Remember.

V N said...

Subhash's article in Mathrubhoomi was not exactly a lessonplan in modesty either. Dunno if Shayamaprasad is as mean as Subhash tries to make him out to be... I guess it would be better to comment after we get a dekko of the movie.

But I just HATED the way Subhash suggests that the novel he had been 'left with' was some shoddy muck that demanded his genius filling up the vacant and gaping lots. As a person who has read Heerak Deepthi, I can vouchsafe for the fact that its far from the truth.

Well.. as they say, each to his own..

Rajesh said...

the subhash comment was revealing indeed: his petty mind and how narrow is the world view of a young malayalam short story writer! every sentence in mathrubhumi write-up exposes his complexes and how he approaches the suggestion of a director. a close look will surely bring into focus the fauly lines in subhash's side of the coin. even before shyamaprasad wrote his version, the cat was out from subhash's hat, i feel. anyway, next week, the movie is out and we all will have a chance to be the jurors once again!

Anonymous said...

Read exerpts of subhash's version in Madhyamam and seen the movie at Kochi yesterday. The film in content and style was far away from Subhash's who had his own personal take about the story. No wonder Shyamaprasad rejected Subhash's version outright. All this slander and confusion could have been avoided.