Dileesh Pothan Quotes.
When I heard the stories of both my movies, I liked them. These are the kind of stories that I enjoy.
I’ve always been interested in the arts and chucked a science degree to study theatre and performance art because I was so enamored by it.
‘Joji’ is a special film, the story will keep audiences hooked till the end.
I don’t believe that films can be compared to each other as each one is a work of art and deserves appreciation on its own merits.
In each of our lives, there are certain moments that have the potential to change everything, depending on how we react. Those are the little stories that I’m trying to capture.
I always wanted to be a director. And I make films that I like.
As a film-maker, I enjoy telling stories, and every film has its own journey.
But acting is just something I do. It’s not a passion like filmmaking is.
Directing is my first love; turning an actor was rather accidental.
I act because I find everything about cinema fun and exciting.
All I am trying to do is communicate a story that I can visualize in my head, into something better for the audience. If that means paying attention to detail then that’s what I will do.
Essentially, I am a lazy bum. I prefer lolling around, watching movies and yapping away to glory with my family and friends, when I have the time.
I find it difficult to direct myself in my films and so I avoid taking on any major roles in my films as I feel my judgement might be flawed.
From the ‘get go’, we were working within the limitations of the pandemic. The idea was to work around the situation, and that led us to ‘Joji.’
In ‘Maheshinte…’ fight is the central aspect of the story – a man who is assaulted physically in front of his own townsfolk and how he fails miserably. Humiliated, fighting back his honor becomes the sole reason behind his existence.
A film released in a theatre needs to provide entertainment to more people. It is different with an OTT platform, not just in terms of audience size – it gives space to break more conventions.
Sometimes, during a shoot, an actor might fail to turn up or there might be a need for an actor for a scene… and then if the director asks me, I step in front of the camera.
Cinema felt like a fantasy. It was like watching dreams unfold on the screen before me.
I have great expectations about ‘Trance.’ It has been in the making for two years and we shot in Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, places in Kerala and in Mumbai.
I enjoy humor with a poignant touch.
Clearly the encouragement I received after ‘Mahesh…’ helped in the making of ‘Thondimuthalum.’