Malaya Chronicles got the chance to catch N.S Krishna over the phone. We were not able to see him personally due to his busy pre-release schedule. He is the man behind Warna Cinta Impian which is going to colour the silver screens on 31 March 2016.
N.S Krishna has directed and produced various TV programmes. He debuted as film director with MANJARI, a Tamil suspense thriller.
Warna Cinta Impian was shot in 45 days in Malaysia, Australia and India. The pre-production works started in April 2014 while shooting kickstarted in August 2014.
We posted some harsh questions to see how determined he is with his master piece. From his replies we can foresee a box office hit.
Watch Warna Cinta Impian.
WHAT DOES THE FILM SAY ABOUT THE WORLD WE LIVE IN?
WARNA CINTA IMPIAN is a melodrama with love as the theme. It’s a love story between couple whose marriage was arranged by family. Can love blossom between them although each of them has painful experiences before? Readiness to forget and forgive is important elements in building relationship while egoism always being a hurdle among educated and professional people in holding the marriage. Egoism can damage relationship and most of all it can hurt feelings
WHAT UNIVERSAL THEMES ARE EXPLORED IN YOUR FILM?
Co-incidently it has touched on the rule of nature or karma but we didn’t plan it while developing the script. Every action has a reaction. One mistake in the past can still hunt or haunt you in the present time. This teaches us that there is GOD and HE has his unique own way of making us realize our mistake.
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THE APPEAL YOU THINK YOUR FILM WILL HAVE FOR AUDIENCES(AND WHY)
From day one, the producer Mr. Ravindran Govindasamy and me as director wanted to create a movie based on successful formulas which can touch pulse of Malay audiences which is EMOTIONS. These emotions in the movie have been decorated by giving Bollywood movie feel and look. The scenes and dialogues are written and later improvised at locations in such a way to give more moments for the artists to explore and expend their expressions. The selection of main artists are done like Hindi movies’ concept since it has been Malays’ favourite for years until Korean contents attracted them in recent years. In the Hindi movies, local audiences like to see talented artistes who are also handsome heroes and pretty heroines. We believe the screen presence of Erwin Dawson, Shiqin Kamal, Awie, Erra Fazira, Azlee Khairi and Nazeera Sardi will capture the heart of the audience. Our production design is very colourful as we showcased different type of locations, sceneries, sets, props, make-up, hairstyle and wardrobe; all these suit our title very well. I can promise you that the soulful background scoring and the OST song ‘KAU MASIH MAWAR MERAH’ with punch lines of lyrics will definitely mesmerise the audience.
WHAT EMOTIONS DO YOU FEEL YOUR FILM BRINGS FORTH IN VIEWERS?
Definitely melodramatic emotions due to our screenplay, visualization of each scenes and shots, powerful acting by each artist, the dialogue, the lyrics of the song and of course the soulful background music. I believe that the hero’s hope in the fantasy song shot ala-Bollywood at a desert at Khimsar Fort, Rajasthan will be something new for Malay audience to watch.
WHAT ARE YOUR FILM’S WEAKNESSES?
After so many sittings during editing in Malaysia, then during colour correction and audio mix at studio in Chennai, of course as a creator I will only see many weaknesses. But as for normal audiences, I can guarantee them a quality product which will touch their emotions here and there, and bringing back some memories. Whatever weaknesses identified here, I will avoid it in the next project as for me filmmaking and each project is always a never ending learning process.
WHAT ARE THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES WITH YOUR FILM?
I am personally very glad that we have introduced a very good talent with package of powerful acting, dedication and handsome look as our hero, Singapore’s Erwin Dawson to play the role of Daniel. The chemistry between him and our heroine, Shiqin Kamal (as Diana) worked very well. Both of them together with other artistes like Fad Bocey, Azlee Khairi and Nazeera Sardi have shown very high dedication and commitment in going into their respective characters and each of them has shined very well. The colour and aura of the entire movie, WARNA CINTA IMPIAN has totally changed once the Romantic Icons, legendary Awie and Erra Fazira appears on screen with the others. Their presence with years of acting experiences and knowledge has been a learning process and motivation for all of us.
WHAT ARE THE THREATS? HOW DOES YOUR FILM PRIMARILY DIFFERENTIATE OR DISTINGUISH ITSELF FROM OTHER WORK?
People tend to have a misinterpretation that this movie is a Malay version of Dilwale, Hindi blockbuster featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Perhaps it is due to the wrongly quoted news coverage highlighting the comeback of the screen couple, Awie and Erra Fazira together on screen after 18 years. BUT this definitely can’t be a copy of Dilwale because we had started shooting in August 2014 and finished by February 2015 while Dilwale was a recently released movie. As for possible threats, my personal opinion is it can only be another Malay story with a big star cast and strong story like us screening at same period. I hope Hollywood or Bollywood movie released at same time won’t be a threat as most of our audiences are loyal Malay movie-goers.
WHAT IS YOUR FEELING NOW PERSONALLY AS THE DIRECTOR OF ‘WARNA CINTA IMPIAN’ AFTER A LONG JOURNEY AND NOW THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE DAY IT GOING TO REACH THE AUDIENCES?
I feel very scared of course thinking about the reactions of the audience. Will this formula work? Will they accept me as a director? Will my producer get back his money and make profit? Will my artistes and crew be appreciated for all the hardworks in making this movie a success? I felt very blessed, humbled and thanked God for giving me the chance to travel in this journey in the front seat. I thanked my producer Mr Ravindran Govindasamy for being very passionate in filmmaking and having the trust in me to realize the script to the screen, without his interest, braveness and willingness, this won’t be possible at all. I thanked God for giving me the moment last Thursday, 24th March at our premiere at Cathay Cinema, eCurve Damansara. I thanked God for allowing me to fulfill my father, late Mr. N. S. Maniam’s last wish on hospital bed 3 days before he breathe to his last (21th October 2014) asking me to make sure I must direct a good quality Malay movie and preview it to the of whole Malaysia. I thanked all my teachers from SRKAG 1 and SDDS in Alor Gajah, Melaka and also my lecturers at UKM and AFM in KL for whom have instilled interest in me to choose art and creative works as my passion and career; without all their guidance, I won’t be here as a creator. Today, 31st March 2016 is indeed an historical day for me and Touchtronics Entertainment, as the baby ‘WARNA CINTA IMPIAN’ will be showcased to all Malaysian at 70 cinemas nationwide and also Brunei.
Watch Warna Cinta Impian.
Warna Cinta Impian is produced by Ravindran Govindasamy under the banner of Touchtronics Entertainment Sdn. Bhd.