he legendary Kamal Haasan is no stranger to making strong statements on important issues. In the past he has spoken on issues such as double taxation as well as corruption in the government. And now he has once again expressed his views on an important topic. On the sidelines of a recent event, Haasan stressed on the need to ensure the proper restoration of films and said that digital cinema should not be used as a reason for losing out on things that are of historic importance.
“Digital cinema was ushered in to preserve what we have and not lose everything. It was supposed to use technology and preserve something that’s historic,” her added.
He went on to add that the whole process requires the help of more trained professionals.
“We need to champion film preservation and restoration, and it requires more trained professionals,” added Haasan.
Interestingly, veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam too was present at the event. He too stressed on the need to ensure proper preservation of films and said that he has lost most of his work.
“We have been floundering in the dark, unaware of how to preserve our films. I have lost most of my films. All the films of Balu Mahendra (Tamil filmmaker) are gone. It’s time we start thinking about preserving our work,” he added.
Well, it goes without saying that these words are bound to give us plenty of food for thought.
On a related note, this is a busy time for Haasan. He is currently busy hosting ‘Bigg Boss’. Besides this, he has ‘Vishwaroopam 2’ and ‘Sabaash Naidu’ in his kitty.