Actor Shruti Haasan will don the producer’s hat for the first time and will bankroll acclaimed filmmaker Jayprakash Radhakrishnan’s Tamil film The Mosquito Philosophy. Shruti Haasan has named her production house Isidro Media and The Mosquito Philosophy will be her maiden venture as a producer. JP, as the director is fondly called, has been the man behind one of the most talked about film titled Lens which travelled the festival circuit and created tremendous buzz around it. All set to raise the bar with his next, JP will be seen showcasing a film defined by the idea of minimalism and basic filmmaking and storytelling techniques.
Speaking about her debut production and the director Shruti says, “Our belief at Isidro is to present extremely interesting, edgy and different kinds of content. It can be content across various formats just as long as they further the creative process and make it possible for people to experience world class storytelling. When we saw Mosquito Philosophy and after having seen JP’s last works especially his much acclaimed film Lens, we knew we had found the right person to associate with. He has a very edgy vision to creatively showcase even the simplest stories. It’s fantastic to work with someone who is courageous in offering new content that challenges conventional thinking . We are really excited to present this film under the Isidro banner and hope this is the start of a long term working relationship.“
Director Jayprakash Radhakrishnan, who is known for his acclaimed film Lens, explains what The Mosquito Philosophy is all about. “Film makers the world over have struggled hard to make films that are as close to reality as possible to ensure the art they create connects seamlessly with the audience. The Mosquito Philosophy, born out of the quest to showcase a real life and real time narrative, is an interrogation of a society caught between the throws of tradition and modernity seen through the story of 4 friends. The film is shot with a basic idea of conversation without scripted dialogues in the most minimalistic way. Through the process of making this film I realised the power of spontaneity; it makes even the smallest moments alive and truthful,” says JP.
Speaking about collaborating with Shruti, Jayprakash Radhakrishnan says, “It’s almost surreal when i think of how this happened. One minute I was talking to Sarikaji about life in general and this film and next thing I know, Isidro Media comes on board to present my film. I’m so happy to have partnered with a team that believe in my talent and my vision and have contributed to being a part of the change in the cinematic language of India and the world. Together we look forward to taking Mosquito Philosophy across the globe and share our journey with audiences the world over.“