INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY ‘CAMPHOR CINEMA’ PRESENTS THEIR FIRST FILM ‘RAMANUJAN’
THE FILM TO RELEASE IN TWO LANGUAGES: ENGLISH AND TAMIL
Camphor Cinema, an independent film production company introduces their first film ‘Ramanujan’, an Indo- British collaboration. Set in the early 1900’s the film revolves around the life and times of the Mathematical prodigy ‘Srinivasa Ramanujan’. The film is tentatively slated to release by the end of 2013 in English and Tamil.
Extensively researched by the screenwriter and director, Gnana Rajasekaran, the film aims to establish the authentic life story and achievements of Ramanujan. It is being produced simultaneously in both languages. The first shooting schedule which commenced on May 15th, 2013 is complete.
The film stars Abhinay, the grandson of the legendary Gemini Ganesan, donning the role of ‘Ramanujan’, Malayali actress Bhama, Suhasini Maniratnam wife of the renowned director Mani Ratnam and the established British stage and screen actor, Kevin McGowan. It also features Indian actors Abbas, Nizhalgal Ravi, Delhi Ganesh, Y. G. Mahendran and Sarath Babu and British actors Michael Lieber and Richard Walsh playing vital roles.
Camphor Cinema has roped in renowned and national award winning personalities; Screenwriter and Director Gnana Rajasekaran, Editor B. Lenin, Cinematographer Sunny Joseph, Art Director P. Krishnamurthy and Music Director ‘Ramesh Vinayagam’ for their first venture.
With ‘Ramanujan’, Camphor Cinema aims to acquaint the national and international audience with the struggles of an Indian mathematical genius, his perseverance that would serve as a source of inspiration to the younger generation. The production company is co-founded by four young entrepreneurs: Srivatsan Nadathur, Sushant Desai, Sharanyan Nadathur and Sindhu Rajasekaran. The company aspires to produce films that appeal to audiences across international borders.
Sushant Desai, producer of Camphor Cinema, said “Sushant Desai, producer of Camphor Cinema said, “It has been an exciting journey forming Camphor Cinema and producing ‘Ramanujan’… A period film is a challenging task in itself and the fact that the film is being shot simultaneously in two languages and in two different continents!”
He further adds, “With an international cast and crew, this has been an interesting collaboration. We are keeping the authenticity of the character and history, and are following Ramanujan’s journey from Kumbakonam to Cambridge. This is Camphor Cinema’s fist endeavor and our aim is to produce films that tell human stories and bridge the gap between “art” and “commercial” categories.”