The South Indian Film Women’s Association was launched on Tuesday evening amidst huge fanfare with many leading personalities from the industry.
The South Indian Film Women’s Association was launched on Tuesday evening amidst huge fanfare with many leading personalities from the industry. Acclaimed cinematographer P.C. Sreeram, Sathyaraj, Revathy ,Rohini, Aditi Menon, Pa. Ranjith, Balaji Sakthivel, Pushkar Gayathri, Ambika,Saroja Devi, Prem , Sachu, Vivek Prasanna, Sulile Kumar and many more prominent personalities graced the occasion.
Speaking at the event, actor Sathyaraj said, “The culture and tradition over centuries made women slaves, while religion and caste were used as a tool to substantialize them. In order to untie a knot, one must know how the knots were created. These problems could be pretty much enlightened through the book Pen Yaen Adimai Aanal’ (Why women became a slave?) He furthermore added saying, “During the phase of great writers like Pattukottai Kalyana Sundaranar, films that carried societal message were delivered with good package of entertainment. They were financially successful and had a message as well. I would request the contemporary filmmakers who would like to tell social messages through their films to follow the format.” Filmmaker Gayathri said, “I feel so delighted to be a part of this great moment.” Pushkar on his part, added, “We have seen lots of social messages through the perspective of men. Now we are going to witness the same from a woman’s point of view with this SIFWA.”
Cinematographer P.C. Sreeram, “There are lots of talents in the industry, but it is our duty to recognise and turn the spotlights upon them. I have personally known that the office bearers of SIFWA had to go through lots of hard work to launch this association. There will be at least one female AD in all my movies. The reason is that they are talented.” Filmmaker Pa Ranjith, said,“The limitations and confinements upon the women are considered normal in today’s situation and this myth should be broken. We should fight for our own freedom, else no one is going to raise their voice for it.”
Actress Revathi recollected a memorable moment in her career. She said, “I had made a film before 17 years that completely comprised of female technicians. I am happy that this SIFWA will bring more such instances by showcasing the talents of women.” The occasion witnessed the launch of SIFWA website and Thiraiyaal, which is a quarterly magazine.