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‘I put my friendship with Rahman on line’

DNMUM431564 | 2/10/2019 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :715

It’s taken Rajiv Menon 18 years to make Sarvam Thaala Mayam (STM). Yogesh Pawar caught up with the filmmaker to discuss why...
Your reaction to the response to STM?
I’d felt STM may work with A-centres but the ecstatic response all over is beyond anything I imagined - I’m overwhelmed. I knew audiences would react to the hero. But here they’re reacting to his guru’s much older character. In a sense, its brought back hope to write about a 70-year-old and hold audiences. It also underlines how you don’t have to only make films about love for youth.

Your take on the teacher-student equation’s very different.
The guru is not some 2D character. S/he is invested in the disciple. It can mean being harsh. I’ve seen it happen with my widowed-at-37 mom. Her guru would really lash out, making her cry if she wasn’t giving it her best.
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