Popular actor-director Manivannan has said that he would stay in films for as long as he can. “To be frank, I don’t know anything else other than making films and starring in them. As such, I can’t attempt another profession at this time of my career,” said Manivannan in his typical style.
Manivannan released the audio cassettes and CDs of the upcoming film Marumugam which has Daniel Balaji, Bhanuchander, Anoop and Preethi Das in lead roles.
Filmmaker KS Ravikumar accepted the audio CDs from Manivannan at the function held in Chennai’s RKV Studios.
Speaking at the event, Manivannan said “Once a thought existed about film institute students that they would make only ‘arty’ films and films lacking pace in screenplay. However, Oomai Vizhigal changed it drastically and gave them some recognition. They have since proved many times that they can make commercially successful films. Today’s youths think a lot and in novel ways which is pleasing to film-makers like me.
“The business of films has found new frontiers and income-generation has also found various channels via FM, channel broadcasting rights, etc. Films should be made with an objective of meeting the common man’s dream and tastes. Of late, comedy films have become a trend which is bound to change soon. Comedy alone can’t make up films. I’m sure I’d be working with all the new entrants in the industry.
“I know nothing except film-making and starring in films. Even if I’m sent out of films, I’d somehow claw back into films,” concluded Manivannan in a smiling manner.