Pellichooplu celebrates 50days today, the director Tharun Bhascker took to his facebook account, to reveal a Bad experience in Industry on occasion of Pellichoopulu completing 50days.
Yesterday he shared ”
Today is the 49th day of #Pellichoopulu.
It’s going viral in the real world. Reviews came in for an average of 3.5. ( I wish we had paid for a 4 star ) Phones went ringing for all the team members. Articles in news papers and blogs were hoarding up. Lights flashed, autographs were signed, money trickled in, our names resounded in every TV channel. There’s a ear to ear grin on everyone’s face as they smile for the cameras.
I’ve seen success.
Just weeks before this overwhelming high, I saw failure. There was a day when most people gave up on this film, ‘industry’ people thrashed it. It was as if films made under one crore aren’t worth our film industry. People who I worked closely with made exit plans. This film was low priority to certain team members. This term – ” small film” rung in my ear throughout. It was used like a derogatory term to put me in my place. In fact some people said it’s like a short film but it was of two hours. ( I know it’s confusing but the low IQ guys meant low production value ) Everybody was doing a favour to me by giving me a chance. The constant murmur about how to make a film, what our people are like, caste, regionality, how distribution works, how publicity is everything was spoken about by everyone. They dragged my confidence to the ground and battered it with an occasional pat on the back. I remember roaming around with this film in a hard disk to so many people hoping they’d give me some more advice on how to take it forward. They all had a number on their tongue – like astrologists, weighed the future of this film down to a few lakhs.
This message is for all those pretentious people :
Tomorrow is the 50th day.”