Dadasaheb Phalke award recipient filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, was interviewed by film director Jabbar Patel on Friday at the ongoing Orange City International Film Festival (OCIFF) at PVR Cinemas, Nagpur. The interview took place after the screening of Adoor’s 1982 film ‘Elippathayam.’ Also present during the interview on the stage along with Adoor and Patel was film critic Samar Nakhate.
Speaking about the film, Adoor shared his idea and concept behind the film even as he exclaimed that he never thought that people other than from Kerala would understand the film. Elippathayam is about the feudal life in Kerela. The film is about a man, who’s trapped within himself and is unable to understand and adjust to the changes taking place around him. Taking about the film more, Adoor shared with the audience the structure of the film and also the use of colours in the movie.
Adoor, who’s a 1965 alumni of FTII, while answering Patel’s question, also spoke as to how he turned to filmmaking and his journey after that. He also spoke about the technical changes in the film industry over the years at length. It was surely a treat for the film loving audience present when the veteran filmmaker also answered a few questions from them.