Posted by: Ranjith Sankar | June 7, 2009

Facts

Its not even 35 days after passenger release,the pirates are already out in the market.

Thankfully we have already made profits.Still it will defenitely affect further collections.

Really really sad!!

Wide release is a solution they say,but how many movies can afford a wide release?

I felt really sad for people who were thanking someone who had posted a pirated copy on the web.!You are thanking a criminal and are being part of a crime as well.

I wish there was a facility were I could upload a movie for viewing and not for downloading for a price.There is also a revenue and also someone anywhere aroud the world can view a good copy for a price as well.

If anyone of u know of such  a facility,let me know.

I am getting many calls these days from around the world asking me to blog more.

Will defenitely try:)

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Responses

  1. Hi Ranjith,

    There is a community for Indian Cinema run by some Keralites in US, please have a look on this :
    http://zinemaya.com/zinemaya/com/zinemaya/ui/home/index.jsf. This model might be the one you are searching for. Also please log on to http://zinemaya.ning.com/.

    -Thanks,
    Sijith

  2. Ranjith:

    I am in Trichur now and saw Passenger today at Kairali. It is really a very slick and well made movie.Congratulations !!!!!! Your cast is very near perfect and one can’t imagine anyone else for the various roles. For a change all the high tech used in the movie looks very authentic. Keep up the good work.

    Raju

  3. hiii..ranjithetta….saw passenger on saturday..kripa theatre,trivandrum…SIMPLY SUPERB!..u r really an inspiration to people like me who dream to make films we like…the decison to avoid songs….HATS OFF..!!!!…i think the trend will change from now onwards…once again thanks renjithetta…

  4. Sijith,

    Will check that

    Raju chettan,Praveen,

    Thanks

  5. Ranjith,

    Send a mail to nair.sijith@gmail.com, I will forward you the details and admin ‘s contact number/id.

    ( I think they are not running a “piracy” site. 🙂 )

    -Sijith

  6. Hi Ranjith,

    First of all congratulations for a wonderful work and the courage to make your dream true. And now coming in to the point. When I was watching the movie, I was recalling the quotes and explanation of Bhagavat Gita which is publishing in Mathrubhumi daily. In fact, I was thinking about that quotes in these days, which solves many of my confusions, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the movie. When I heard the song in the movie some more time, I am sure that you mean the same thing. The lyrics between the song is from Bhagavat Gita:

    Karmanye Vaadhika-raste,
    Maa Phaleshu Kadachana;
    Maa karma-phala-hetur-bhoorma,
    MaTe sangostwakarmini.

    Sathyanathan’s character is an implementation of this. He had done his duty, which the god is assigned for him, and returned back to his own world. He is not expecting anything. He never try to get the publicity and even tell anything to his family or friends. He sacrifies all that he loves like ‘Utsavam’ and breaks all his pre-defined believes- pulling emergency chain to stop the train, telling lies to the police outside the tv studio, jumping into a moving train etc. All these things are against the rule, once for him. But, when the situation demands, he rises to that level. It’s a beautiful sequence when his mother and wife blaming him for his irresponsibility, when he came back to home after two day long successful journey which saves the lifes of many.

    The film gives a positive energy which makes to be optimistic and to believe that everyone can do something in this world.

    Thanks again to you Ranjith and thanks to Sreenivasan for supporting the real talents.

    I am also a s/w engineer located in kochi and have some crazes of Sathyanathan like ‘Utsavam’ and ‘Panchavaadyam’. 🙂

    All the best for your future endeavours.

  7. ranjith
    The movie is simply superb. A Simple story line that keeps moving and makes us the viewers feel good. May the Lord bless you with new story lines. With regards to pirates the best way to stop it is release the DVD’s within a month of the release just like the hindi movies. With the laws of our land, I do not think you can beat the pirate industry.
    To solve your issue I would think you should try a global internet release for a price – In this model you should let the “renter” download the movie for 48 hours and then corrupt itself. When the “renter” has it make sure he cannot burn it or do any kind of fiddling – if he does it then it should corrupt itself again.

  8. മാഷെ,
    ഇന്ന് ചെന്നൈല്‍ പടം കണ്ടു. ത്രില്ലര്‍ എന്ന ലേബലില്‍ പോയത്‌ കൊണ്ടോ മറ്റോ ഞാന്‍ പ്രതീക്ഷിച്ചത്‌ പോലെ ആയില്ല 😦
    പക്ഷെ തീര്‍ച്ചയായും വളരെ വ്യത്യസ്തമായ ബോള്‍ഡ് ആയ ഒരു സ്റ്റെപ്പ് ആയിരുന്നു. അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങള്‍.

    എനിക്കിഷ്ടപെട്ടത്‌
    ജഗതിയുടെ കാസ്റ്റിംഗ്. – ഇത വളരെ മികച്ചു നിന്നു. സാധാരണ ചിത്രങ്ങളിലെ വില്ലന്മാരില്‍ നിന്നും വ്യത്യസ്തനായ വില്ലന്‍. ജഗതിയെ പോലെ ഒരു മികച്ച നടനെ ഇതിനായി ഉപയോഗിച്ച താങ്കള്‍ക്ക് അനുമോദനങ്ങള്‍.ഒരു ക്രൂര മുഖം തേടി പോയില്ലല്ലോ.

    സത്യനതന്റെ ക്യാരക്ടര്‍ – അടിമുടി ഒരു സാധാരണക്കാരന്‍ ഉണ്ട് ഇതില്‍. ഒട്ടും അപരിചിതത്വം തോന്നിയില്ല. അതിഭാവുകത്വവും ഇല്ല.

    നെടുമുടിയുടെ സംശയം, അവസാന സീന്‍, പ്രേക്ഷകനെ മണ്ടനാക്കാത്ത ടെക്നോളജിയുടെ അവതരണം ഒക്കെ വളരെ ഇഷ്ടായി.

    ഇഷ്ടപെടാതത്
    കാസ്ടിങ്ങില്‍ ദിലീപ് മോശമായി എന്നാണു എന്റെ പക്ഷം. കട്ടികൂടിയ മലയാളപടങ്ങള്‍ പറയാന്‍ ദിലീപ് കഷ്ടപ്പെട്ട പോലെ തോന്നി. പിന്നെ ശ്രീനി – ദിലീപ് കൂടികാഴ്ച്ചയിലെ തമാശകള്‍ വിരസമായി തോന്നി. ഒരുപക്ഷെ തീയടരില്‍ ആദ്യ പുള്ളിങ്ങിനു ദിലീപ് സഹായിച്ചിരിക്കും, പക്ഷം ഒരു വക്കീല്ലാക്കാന്‍ കുറച്ച പാടാ മാഷേ 😦

    എന്താണ് കുഴപ്പം എന്ന് അറിയില്ല. വിഷ്വല്‍സ് അല്പം മങ്ങി കാണുന്നത് പോലെ തോന്നി. (പ്രമേയത്തിന്റെ പുതുമ സ്ക്രീനില്‍ തോന്നിയില്ല. പഴയ ചിത്രം പ്രൊജക്ടര്‍ വെച്ച കണ്ട ഒരു ഫീല്‍ ആയി 😦

    മാഷിനെ തന്നെ ബ്ലോഗില്‍ ആരുടെയോ കമണ്റ്റ്‌ വായിച്ചു, ക്ലൈമാക്സില്‍ ഒരു ട്വിസ്റ്റ്‌ പ്രതീക്ഷിച്ചു എന്നൊക്കെ. കരുത്തനായ ബുദ്ധിമാനായ മന്ത്രിക്ക്‌, വക്കീലിനെ കെട്ടിയിട്റ്റ്‌ ഭാര്യയെ വിളിച്ചു വരുത്താന്‍ നോക്കി, ചാനലില്‍ പോലീസ്‌ കാവല്‍ അഎര്പെദുതുന്നതില് കൂടുതല്‍ ഒരുപാട്‌ ചെയ്യാന്‍ പറ്റുമായിരുന്നു എന്ന് തോന്നി. അവിടെ ഒരു റിയാളിസ്റിക് ഫീല്‍ നഷ്ടമായി 😦

  9. Hi Ranjith
    saw the movie which is really good. I would like to have ur house address dont worry I wont come der i just need to sent a letter I am from australia so pleas can u give me ur mail adddress not the email id

  10. Manu,Matt,Ajith,

    Thanks.

    bibin,

    why u wanna write a letter whn u can email?

  11. Hi
    The reason is simple I am in aus the movie wont get released here. so I have left with no other option than watching it from the net. I felt the movie is really good I loved so many aspects of it mainly how world have turned selfish. So I think the movie is not supposed to deserve the loss so I would like to sent you two dollars (which is approximately = 80 INR) which I think is the ticket rate in India now. May be I am like the character performed by srinivasan in the movie bit strict about the service he get from others. So I think owe u the ticket money. And about the movie getting on the internet dont worry if the movie is worth watching like yours people will come to theaters subramaniya puram, kadhal, classmates, sethu , veruthae oru bariya, thanmathara are best example. But I would also like to you to know that I was left with no other option here than having it from net cause malayalam film take ages to release the orginal dvd I think hindi and tamil have come out of that stage and have their orginal sold to tv within months dont know wat is holding back in malayalam. Well anyway I would also like to tell you I am no saint I wont be doing this all movies I like to deal it on fair way generally people pay wen they like the service here in aus or they can get refunds in any department stores or Mcdonald or even small cafe. Simillary I like the movie I would like to pay. But there some movies I really feel should be on net so that the public is saved from false service offered well this might put in lot of debate I dont want to get in that well as I said before my reason is I have no option. So please kindly give me ur house address.
    Thank you

  12. The movie is being shown in and arnd aus bibin.
    Keep ur eyes open to the happenings arnd u,thats also something passenger tries to say.

  13. You still dint answer my question address please. Well I dint know that but even if the movie have been released being a Indian student I am sure I wouldnt venture out to watch a movie. I go out only to college that too only if there is minimum of five people with me. So I think I wouldn’t be able to compensate by going and watching the movie here in aus if the movie is still running. so your address please

  14. Bibin,
    You may send to central pictures,kottayam.

  15. well thanks can you be more specific like the pincode ,street name something like that cause I am not from kerela and not familiar with the addressing there. I have one more doubt in my mind how did u decide on mamta mohandass to do the role that to wen she was not doing that well in malayalam I think she had done a wonderfull job in your movie and big B. how did you take that decision. and final doubt since you are so familiar with internet and tech stuff in the movie. why didnt you show an angle that mamta colud have published the video in you tube which have world wide reach than tv channles. these are the two question that was lurking in mind.
    Thank you

  16. 41/508
    Plpdy Road, Cochin, 682018, India
    0484 2352423‎ is this the adress i got it from google searching central pictures kotayam


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