Working with Parallel Cinema Difficult: Cinematographer

Daijiworld Media Network - Goa (mb)
from special correspondent

Panaji, Nov 28: For renowned Malayalam cinematographer  Alagappan N working for parallel cinema is much difficult compared to the commercial flicks.

"Parallel cinema experiments in every aspect camera, movement, camera angles, composition, lancing and exposures,'' Alagappan, who's cinematography was much appreciated through Malayalam movie ``Ore kadal'' which is participating in the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2007, stated.

At the same breathe, he adds that he enjoys doing both kind of ventures – parallel and commercial.

"But my priority is the parallel cinema. You can enjoy more when there is purity and I feel that parallel cinema is more pure,'' the cinematographer, who has won several state and national awards for his skill, said.

As a cinematographer, Alagappan minces no words in appreciating bollywood blockbusters like Black and Savaariya which according to him had excellent cinematography and camerawork.

For Alagappan, Indian Cinema is always number one compared to Hollywood as far as cinematography is concerned. ``In Hollywood, all the films are technically advanced but most of the films follow similar kind of lighting and they are not much experiment oriented," he notes.

He said that the field of cinematography is getting dominated with `electronic' because every aspect people want either with gimmicks or with different kind of visuals. "So even for ordinary cinema we have to apply like graphics, digital analyzer to change the image which you shoot," Alagappan explained.

He, however, admits that every cinematographer has to be updated with the present audience taste.  


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