I grew up watching idols Rajinikanth and Kamalhassan – Actor Arish Kumar
The passion for cinema and the acting became an ambition by watching the legends Super Star and Ulaganayagan Says ‘Goripalayam Actor Arish Kumar’
Acting in impressive movies like Pugaipadam, Maathiyosi, Goripalayam in the beginning of the career is a big deal and one such hero who has been a part of these wonderful movies is an young actor Arish Kumar.
Veteran actors like Rajkiran, Meena to the youth sensation our very own Actor Dhanush were introduced to the world of cinema by Director Mr. Kasturi Raja and kasturi raja’s one such important find is this young talent. He is none other than the son of noted and celebrated editor late Mr. Ganesh Kumar who gave us the evergreen hits including Sindu bairavi, punnagai mannan, annamalai, Baasha and so many other Mega hit movies.
So many of us might think that his big ticket to the cinema industry was because of his film background but getting an identity for himself as a performer is not indeed an easy task.. Today he is here with us to share trends of current cinema, his future movie plans and so on to us.
Debut with Notable Director movie but yet to get a fan following for urself..?
Ya i agree.. Debut under a big banner with an established director Kasturi Raja sir, a top heroine like kiran was a blessing to me.,due to some circumstances the movie doesn’t reach the audience well. Due to that, i waited for two years to sign my next movie pugaipadam. To get audience love for an actor, success is the key nowadays. Success decides the fate of a movie as well as the actor.
Even a successful actor vikram’s (who was then a struggling actor) talent was recognized through his movie Sethu which was promoted by the audience through a word of mouth and it took more than 4 days to get a wider reach.. But in today’s scenario due to the advent of Social media just takes lesa than 4 hours to decide the fate of a movie. The word of mouth promotion has reduced to a wider extent and before the movie and the actor’s skill reaches the audience, the work almost gets unnoticeable. Crossing these hurdles and reaching to the mass audience is itself a challenge today.
Goripalayam gave you a huge break… ?!!
Of course. After completing two movies, the movie Goripalayam brought me into the limelight and gave a good recognition but the movies after that failed to create the much needed impact despite giving my full efforts and the chances to prove my individual identity reduced. Even after being choosy about scripts and taking challenging roles didn’t help me much.. There after am struggling like a debut actor to prove myself.
With the changing times.. What kind of challenges do you face as an upcoming actor?
A person new to the cinema can change the profession after the failure of a movie but being a person with film background i grew up inspired by films and they always keep me in awe. How can i leave it and go elsewhere.? I am searching from the place where i lost. In that struggle to balance a place for myself i had to do one or two movies which had gone wrong.
But i gave my 100% efforts and gave my best shot in those movies too. A director, even after 10 failed movies can prove himself again after a period of time but for an actor who has starred in below average grossers,the chances to prove himself are very low.
Being a son of a famous editor is a strength or a weakness?
Its both strength and weakness. My Father being a successful editor for more than 100 films is like a blessing in disguise as i can go and meet many people in the industry but the offers we get is determined by our success rather than what we are and our background in the film industry.. Its very important to work hard to keep ourselves upgraded and prolong in this field.
In this film fraternity, My dad earned a great name without even a small blackmark.. My childhood was spent mostly in his editing room in front of his editing table watching the impressive movie of the legends like the superstar and ulaganayagan, i grew up learning various aspects of acting and skills related to that only through them. I had worked with the legendary director Mr.K.Balachandar for his Tv series Production Minbimbangal. Its the strength which i inherited from my father. I can’t deny the fact that had he been alive today. He would have been my greatest support system.
In the coming day,what kind of challenges do you expect for the release of your movies?
I have selected a very nice script and have signed up for the movie.. The shooting is about to start in some days. After the shoot gets over and even if it goes to a good distributor, releasing the movie will be challenging for us,the fate for deciding the results of a small budget movies is 1 day and the big budget movies are decided in just 3days.
I felt honored when my father and I received a shield from the superstar rajinikanth on the 175th day celebration of the blockbuster movie Baasha but today if a movie runs for 25days its considered to be a big hit and silver jubilee movie. Audience have evolved now and they have started expecting different kinds of movies and always see which comes better one after the other. Achieving success in kind of status today is a challenge by itself and one needs to be calculative about the different expectations involved.
Success or failure we need four people around us to share it..” I am searching four people for myself to carve a niche and i ll overcome the obstacles and emerge successfully “, says this confident young actor.
We wish him best of luck for his upcoming projects.
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