For the past few days, filmdom looks glowing. That's because the number of films produced has gone up After 2000, the slump in the film industry affected the livelihood of many employees and hit them hard. Apart from pirated VCDs, theatres were being converted into marriage halls and shopping malls.
While Hindi and Telugu film fields were flourishing, Kodambakkam was on the verge of collapse but all that is fortunately a thing of the past.
New screenplays, story lines and concepts by upcoming young directors, stepping in of corporates to fund films, have brought new life into Tamil cinema.
Pyramid Saimira was started only 2 years back by through its many widespread activities, it has become a force to be reckoned with. They plan to produce at least 100 films a year. Last week, they launched 10 films on a single day and plan for another 14 next month.While this is tonic on one hand, the Sun TV – Radaan teaming up is planning for some glucose energy. They plan to produce 10 films and story selection is on. Director KS Ravi Kumar is in charge of story selection and it is said that about 6 have been selected already. Of course, Sarath Kumar will be hero of one of the films. The cast of other 9 have not yet been decided.
In the last 15 years, only 100 films have been made in a year. But next year, a healthy 150 films are sure to be made!