September 15, 2020 11:42:31 am
Eight-time National award-winning editor Sreekar Prasad was busy with the work on the Hindi conflict motion biopic starring Sidharth Malhotra when the COVID-19 pandemic threw schedules haywire.
The lethal illness disrupted the schedule of some of his large price range tasks readily available—Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan, Shankar’s Kamal Haasan-starrer Indian 2 (each Tamil), and Rajamouli’s RRR (multi-lingual), an NTR-Ram Charan starrer.
The lockdown has been a revelation and the one method was to adapt to the brand new state of affairs, he advised PTI. “….have been working for the previous 37 years and at all times working from pillar to put up, each day work, stuff like that and abruptly to wind up in a state of affairs the place there is no such thing as a work..I imply it’s tough to speak with different folks, exit as a result of of these lockdowns… actually takes a toll on you, I believe, initially, to come back to phrases with actuality. But I believe because it went on, then you definately realise that there’s nothing a lot you are able to do about it and so that you go about it in a method that will probably be productive.. so the one possibility left to me
that point was to work at home..,” he mentioned.
Prasad saved himself busy studying new scripts of tasks prone to go on flooring as soon as the lockdown is lifted, achieved just a few brief movies, some on dwelling movies and a few for the Over-the-top (OTT) platform, one directed by Suhasini Maniratnam for Amazon.
Editing work on Shershah directed by Vishnu Vardhan and Kunal Deshmukh’s Shiddat is sort of accomplished, he mentioned. Prasad used the time through the lockdown to shine the edit and “get into a situation where with those two to three days of shoot they will do soon, editing work will be completed.”
He was continually in contact with the administrators on-line through the shutdown. On Ponniyin Selvan, he mentioned Vikram, Karthi and Jayam Ravi will probably be enjoying the lead roles.
The Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Radhika Apte starrer Raat Akeli Hai directed by Honey Trehan was scheduled for theatre launch however as a result of of COVID-19 it was launched on the OTT platform. It was the primary film he edited to be launched on this platform and it did effectively too, being a murder-mystery, Prasad mentioned.
Another ongoing venture is Aadujeevitham (Malayalam) directed by Blessy and starring Prithviraj Sukumaran.
During the lockdown, he additionally launched a ‘learning every day’ channel on youtube to show college students about modifying and