AAROHANAM

  • 5 Tamil films which impressed in 2012 December 25, 2012

    Chennai: Sensitive subjects and outofthebox ideas of the 143 Tamil films released in 2012, only a handful of contentrich movies impressed the audience. Of these, IANS lists five notable ones that were unanimously welcomed by critics and fans alike: Aarohanam: Directed by debutant Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, 'Aarohanam' is about freespirited women, who...
  • Indie films: Weaving movies with shoestring budgets November 4, 2012

    Chennai: The next time when you feel you can't possibly make a film with a few lakh rupees, take a look at names like Srinivas Sunderrajan, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan and Hemant Gaba all independent filmmakers who have successfully made movies with shoestring budgets. In times when multicrore budget films shot with...
  • We need more cinematography schools: Shanmugasundaram November 2, 2012

    Cinematographer Shanmugasundaram, known for his slick camera work in Tamil films such as 'Rowithram' and 'Aarohanam', feels there is a need for more schools to hone the skills of aspiring cinematographers. "When I was studying visual communication, there were only two schools in Tamil Nadu that offered courses in cinematography. Today,...
  • Language is not a barrier for musicians: K November 1, 2012

    Tamil composer K, known only by one letter and for his work in films such as 'Mugamoodi' and 'Aarohanam', says language is not a barrier for musicians. "Art is beyond barriers and music is universal. If you can understand the emotion of the film or a particular scene, then composing music...
  • 5D camera controls the budget: Tamil cinematographer October 29, 2012

    Tamil cinematographer Shanmuga Sundaram, known for his work in 'Rowthiram' and 'Aarohanam', says 5D camera helps in minimising effort and maximising output. "With the help of 5D camera, one can capture shots that are considered impossible with stand alone camera. It helps in capturing the most unconventional shot with minimum effort...
  • 'Aarohanam': A film you want to fall in love with October 27, 2012

    With Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's 'Aarohanam', you can proudly bid adieu to cliched Tamil cinema and wait patiently for many such films to come and sweep you off your feet. Unarguably, this is one of the best films you will ever see from Lakshmy herself again. This film will make you weep,...
  • I didn't do homework for 'Aarohanam': Viji October 25, 2012

    Tamil actress Viji Chandrasekhar says playing a character with multiple shades in 'Aarohanam' was a onceinalifetime opportunity, adding that she pulled it off without any homework. Viji plays a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in the familydrama. "Playing Nirmala was like onceinalife time opportunity. The biggest challenge was transforming into...
  • My biggest reward will be audience response: Lakshmy October 18, 2012

    Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, director of Tamil drama 'Aarohanam', which will be released on October 26 after months of delay, feels the film will be an acid test and her biggest reward will be the audience's response. "I've struggled through every stage in the making of this film. The release is equivalent to...
  • It's tough to find buyers for indie films: Lakshmy September 26, 2012

    Veteran Tamil actress Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has moved to direction with 'Aarohanam', a low budget film about a freespirited woman that was loved by critics but is yet to reach the big screen. That it was made in just Rs 33.5 lakh actually worked against the film, she says. "We completed 'Aarohanam'...
  • Established composers earn as much as hero: K September 14, 2012

    After creating melodies for three successful films, southern composer Krishnakumar, fondly called K, says successful composers can sometimes make as much money as a film hero. He also says the joy of recording music with live artists can never be replaced by digitally generated music. "I feel the career of a...
  • For me it was an 'eye opener': Laxmi Ramakrishnan July 19, 2012

    It is commonly said in the film industry that getting a tax waiver for a film is not an easy process, even if filmmakers abide by the set rules. Actorturneddirector Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, who was warned about this when she applied for the waiver for her film 'Aarohanam', is glad...
  • Tamil actress Lakshmi glad with Govt officials July 18, 2012

    Actress Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, who has turned into a filmmaker with 'Aarohanam', has an interesting experience to share with. It's about her encounters with government officials, to get tax exemption to her maiden directorial venture. "Already swelling with praises, 'Aarohanam' was viewed in the same light by the censor board and the...
  • Tamil film 'Aarohanam' to hit theatres on July 27 June 29, 2012

    Lakshmi Ramakrishnan has carved a niche for herself by playing character roles in movies such as 'Pirivom Sandhippom', 'Eeram', 'Nan Mahan Alla', 'Yuddham Sei' and 'Poi Solla Porom' Now she is ready with her maiden directorial venture, titled 'Aarohanam', which will be released on July 27. Says the actressdirector, "Aarohanam is...
  • Video: Press Meet Of 'Aarohanam' May 16, 2012

    The latest Tamil upcoming movie 'Aarohanam' is developing at brisk speed. With a song released last Friday, the team of 'Aarohanam' attended a Press meet. ...
  • Team 'Aarohanam' releases song for Mother's Day May 14, 2012

    Actress Lakshmi Ramakrishnan has debuted as director with 'Aarohanam'. The team has released a track on Friday, as a tribute to Mother's Day. The number 'Indha Vaan Veli...', composed by K of 'Yudhdham Sei' fame, has lyrics by Subu. It is crooned by Anand Aravindakshan. Sampath and Jayaprakash play pivotal roles in...