Press Trust Of India
February 11, 2012 20:47 IST
The Cinematographers of
Union of Malayalam Cinema (CUMAC) today strongly protested
against the statement of a producer that the director and
cameraman were responsible for the commercial failure of a
Vaisakha Rajan, producer of the film 'Padmasree Dr Saroj
Kumar' had alleged the "incompetence" of the director Sajin
Raghavan and the cameraman S Kumar was responsible for the
failure of the movie.
Rajan had also said he suffered a loss of Rs 75 lakh as
the film could not be completed within the scheduled time
period of 50 days and as a result the shooting had to be
extended to 70 days.
Noted actor Sreenivasan, who played the lead in the film,
which is a satire about the Malayalam film industry, had also
written the script.
Sunny Joseph, president of CUMAC, told reporters here
that the "derogatory statements" against a cinematographer of
repute S Kumar by the producer was "most unfortunate".
The CUMAC would support all legal steps that could be
taken by Kumar against the producer, Joseph said.
Kumar, a senior cinematographer, has done commendable
camera work in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam
films for more than 30 years, he said.
"Ignorance" about technology might be behind Rajan's
statement, Joseph said. The CUMAC wanted the producer to
withdraw his statement and they had approached the state Film
Producers Association and Film Employees Federation of Kerala
in this regard, he said.