News Date: 20th May, 12
Hariharan Viswanathan is extremely happy as he has reasons to be so..
His 13-minute short film Idukkan will be screened at the World Premiere of the Cannes Film Festival which was started from May 16 onwards.
“It’s a fantastic feeling and I am thrilled that my directorial debut will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. This is a huge morale boost,” says Hariharan..
The simple subject of an old man unable to sell his coconuts and the advice he receives from a beggar nearby forms the crux of the plot.
The two characters portrayed in the film are people that we see in our daily lives but fail to notice. We never stop to wonder how such people may be feeling or what were the circumstances that led to their current situations.These questions led me to create the characters..
In a nutshell, the film is about a lazy beggar who doesn’t work hard but is smart enough to earn some money and a helpless old man, who’s fighting to change his destiny, but is not shrewd enough to earn his daily bread..
Idukkan will be the only Tamil film screened at the World Premiere this year.Once Hariharan returns, he has mainstream ambitions on the cards as he has plan to make live action films and animation movies.
He is also currently working on a horror film subject that he plan to shoot as an Indian-English movie..
We wish him all success!!