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His ‘Valasa’ with a tagline ‘A nation on street’ is prepared for launch

P. Sunil Kumar Reddy

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His ‘Valasa’ with a tagline ‘A nation on street’ is prepared for launch

In among the previous documentaries and information experiences, one can see how hundreds of thousands of individuals migrated from Lahore to Delhi and from Delhi to Lahore. The sepia tone photos give an perception about migration throughout a disaster. But, these have been the times after partition and doubtless none in the current era would have anticipated to see such an exodus of individuals, however COVID-19 pandemic made it potential and other people have been witness to it, says filmmaker Sunil Kumar Reddy, a Nandi awardee. He was chatting with The Hindu on his newest and twenty first characteristic movie ‘Valasa’ (migration), which he simply accomplished and is prepared for launch. Once the cinema halls and multiplexes open, I shall launch the movie. Otherwise, the choice of OTT is at all times there, says Mr. Sunil.

Based on the modern problem of exodus of migrant labourers through the pandemic, he depicts the journey of individuals, each women and men, from one State to a different, who walked miles carrying their youngsters with out meals and water.

“The film has relevance with time and it is a visual documentation of the era. It deals with real life stories and is emotionally connected to human values. It talks about resilience of the people, the response of the civil society and how clueless the government or the authorities concerned are,” says Mr. Sunil, explaining the storyline.

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Every character in the little over two-hour movie talks in regards to the sense of betrayal and exploitation, he says.

On why he took up the theme, he says,”Before changing into a filmmaker, I used to be a journalist. I revealed and edited {a magazine} referred to as ‘Kokila’ and a day by day newspaper by the identify ‘City Round-up’. So as a journalist, I assumed that I ought to reply, and cinema is a powerful medium and that’s the reason I’ve named it as ‘Valasa’ with the tagline — A nation on street.”

Mr. Sunil has at all times handled modern points — be it rehabilitation of the undertaking displaced or youth getting trapped in the world of crime. His earlier movie ‘Welcome to Tihar College’ offers with company faculty tradition and the way college students are going through issues in the rat race to grow to be docs or engineers, is prepared and he plans to launch it as soon as the universities reopen after the pandemic scenario eases.

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He has obtained 5 Nandi awards to date, which embody the perfect youngsters movie for ‘Hero’ and ‘Chance,’ finest movie for ‘Sontha Vooru’ and finest director and finest dialogue author for ‘Gangaputurlu’.