Posted by: Ranjith Sankar | July 19, 2010


I had promised to attend an interactive session with some film enthusiasts being organised by Graphix thrissur.I was a bit reluctant later coz of some other committements,still decided to go ahead with it as it was a word given.
It made my day.John Paul who was taking another session was there .I met him for the first time,always admired his writings and outlooks to cinema.Could talk with him a bit on the days when cinema used to take birth from a group of friendships.He volunteered to sit with me through my session.It felt truly great to sit with a master and hear him talk through his experiences.It was a good interaction as well.
Went to my cousin Rahul’s house on my way back.His parents are slowly getting used to his demise and starting to live again.Spend some hours there.
Reached back kochi and watched Naan Kadaul.What a movie!!!Disturbing to the core..I missed it since many told me it looked so disjointed etc..Was a crime missing it!Bala is able to export u to that disturbing world..A national award well deserved!!
A good sleep.Woke up early today and took a good walk for almost an hour.
Feel refreshed!



  1. Hi Renjithetta,

    Glad to know that you had a great day. Also interested in knowing more about the session you took, the students you interacted with etc. Its obviously great to know how you are looking at the youngsters in the future.

  2. Thanks Arun.I will write a post on it.

  3. One person’s success in his dream artistic career depends on his ability to internally handle two major challenges.

    First challenge is before his success and second one is immediately after.

    One has to make continuous efforts for years to get his ever first opportunity.But if one’s talent is genuine,these years will
    Not turn down his confidence and make him frustrated. Because,psychologically,if your talent is genuine and above all materialistic
    Gains,your own mind will continuously supply you with ‘a kind of a hope filled with pleasure’. And the nature’s law is that a true talent has
    To succeed once.

    The second challenge is immediately after your success. Suddenly you will find that,all the un-attended calls from different producers
    And ‘’so called film personalities’’ are coming to your mobile without a single dial. You will be under tremendous pressure to do a film
    Motivated by many kind of materialistic gains. Here you may be tempted to deliver your second child in 3 months without even being conceived.
    Again,if your talent is genuine, you will wait until your innerself says ‘’this is the time’’.

    Me too,after an MBA and a managerial post in Sharjah Airport freezone, tried continuously for 7 years for my first opportunity which may be materialized
    In this October .But I thought this could be only my own experience since I was not having a God father in the film field.

    But,sir,that is why I asked you the ever first question yesterday in grafix to share your experience in making the film PASSENGER.

    My heart nearly came to shock,when I knew that you took almost 12 years to fufill your dream.

    And it was a great success ,because you knew what you will do after getting an opportunity…and I wish you great success in life!!

    now the films released are 40 percent less than 7 years back and number of theatres are 50 percent less than 5 years back!!
    And really it worries every aspirants (including me) who are trying to convert their career into film!!

    Our film industry will grow like an economic principle when more talented people comes forward again!!

    (as you know, economic principle says,it will not grow downwards when competition increases- because when more good industries
    Are established,money grows because more workers get WAGE,owner gets PROFIT,bank get INTEREST and government get TAX.).

    I have only one request to the future aspirants…more than thinking on how to get your first opportunity,try to think what one can do
    After getting the first opportunity. Then only you can make a similar success what Ranjith Sankar sir made!!

    Otherwise… you will be a PASSENGER in a train which will never find a Railway station.!!!

    A Participant

    • Good luck harikumar:)

  4. Thank you very much sir 🙂
    (ente kalariparampara daivangalee..:)) )

    NB-ee puthiya headerum designum adipoli!!.Right sidele reelinteyum left sidele photoyudeyum nadukku valare valare doore aayi avyakthamya ,valare samayameduthu nokkiyal mathram manassilakunna reethiyulla oru Movie camerayude pic koodi undayirunnenkil…..

    ente personal opinion aanu,ithu ethra valiya sthiram CLESHAY aanenkilum Movie camerayude pic eethu roopathil kandalum enikku oru goosebumps undavarundu..athinte sakthi enthoo..kurachu aparamanu..

  5. Maashe,
    New design is nice..very simple..readability is there. Still there could be chance of more attractive templates. Adding more shades of blue. And one suggestion on the blog title: Now it is Ranjith Sankar’s Blog. Put some nice Title like ” Passion For Cinema …” 🙂

  6. നാന്‍ കടവുള്‍ ഇറങ്ങിയ കാലത്ത് തന്നെ കണ്ടിരുന്നു.
    ബാലയുടെ മുന്‍‌ചിത്രങ്ങളെ അപേക്ഷിച്ച് നിലവാരത്തില്‍ താഴെയെങ്കിലും തിയേറ്ററിന് പുറത്തേക്കും പ്രേക്ഷകനോടൊപ്പം സഞ്ചരിക്കുന്നു ചിത്രം. നമുക്ക് ചുറ്റുമുള്ള അപ്രിയകാഴ്ചകളും അപ്രിയസത്യങ്ങളും ചേര്‍ന്ന ഈ കയ്പുനീര്‍ മുഴുവന്‍ കഴിക്കാന്‍ പ്രേക്ഷകനും വേണം ഇത്തിരി ധൈര്യം എന്നാണ് അന്ന് തോന്നിയത്. എന്റെ അഭിപ്രായം ഇവിടെയുണ്ട്.

    സലില്‍ | ദൃശ്യന്‍

    • outstanding effort!

  7. Hello sir..

    Just came to know abt ur blog..having read some of the comments i decided to scribble som words for u… I just wanna convey my heartfelt congragulations… Not because you have done Passenger,not because you r gng to start ur 2nd movie nor bcause u r creating some waves in the film industry…Just bcause tht u r now living on ur dreams..u r living upon ur passion…I really feel tht a person who lives his life upon his passion/dream is the one who njoys life, others r just strugglers just living for living…

    With Regards
    A struggler… 🙂

    • Be in the pursuit..That in itself is a joy than giving up.

  8. Ranjith, Please provide some updates on Arjunan Sakshi. There are lot of people waiting for this movie to hit the screens

    • this space matt:)

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