Serious Kannada cinema still village-centric: P Sheshadri

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014,20:48 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Though commercial films have largely turned into urban-centric themes, sensible Kannada cinema still revolves around village themes and rural settings, says eminent Kannada director P Sheshadri.
Theatre and literature have great influence on serious Kannada cinema, he said here.
It is true that urban centric movies are on the rise in the mainstream. But most of the sensible films in the language still revolve around village themes. Such movies mainly draw inspiration from theatre and literature, Sheshadri said on the sidelines of the ongoing 19th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).
His national award-winning movie ‘December-1′ was screened before a packed audience here today.
Sheshadri, known for his critically acclaimed movies like ‘Vimukti’, ‘Tuthuri’, ‘Beru’, ‘Bharth Stores’ and so on said he is more comfortable with village themes than urban ones as he hails from a rural background.
My roots are in village and I know ordinary people more. So, I take characters from there, he said.