Directors Balaji Mohan, Madhumita Reveal That Anthologies Are Here To Stay

Balaji Mohan and Madhumita have directed two short films in Amazon Prime Video's Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa.

By Anoop Sai Bandi, January 13, 2022 17:19 IST

A year after Putham Pudhu Kaalai, Amazon Prime Video is back with its second edition, Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa. Director Madhumita and Balaji Mohan, in a statement, spoke about how anthologies are here to stay.
Madhumita, director of Mouname Paarvayaai, said, “I think we have already started this trend to make anthology movies go theatrical with Halitha's film Sillu Karuppati, which was before COVID and it will continue even after COVID. As far as creating movies during the pandemic is concerned, films tell you the time that we live in and this movie has different stories from different perspectives. Even if we watch the OTT platform format, episode formats are doing well. So, if we look at the anthologies there is something for everyone in it, no matter what kind of audience you are.”
Balaji Mohan, director of Mugakavasa Mutham, added, “Anthologies is a great way to put different stories in one place, set under one theme or idea. Because there are so many filmmakers who want to tell their stories and it's a healthy trend, it will continue and will give filmmakers the to do more. It is very important to keep in mind the time when you will be releasing the film because of the state of mind of the audience they are in. Sometimes a film won't do well if the audience's taste is changed, we need to be very keen on judging that thing before the release. The moment episodic viewing & series viewing become normal, the anthology will also stay because it's an option for audiences other than a feature film. I always wanted to do the films in all formats whatever comes. The feature, OTT, Youtube. I think one more format we all should be ready for would-be reels and all because that is catching up now.”

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