Sathish G, who cranked the camera for Jambulingam 3D, which will hit the screens this Friday, is excited about the project. He says, “The script is the strength of any movie and 3D is just an added advantage. When the audience see the film, it should be an experience. In that way, this will interest kids and family audiences.”
Directed by Hari Shankar and Hareesh Narayan, Sathish feels shooting a 3D film is more challenging than 2D films. “In conventional 3D filmmaking, the film is shot with two cameras fitted on a single huge rig. There are several constraints using the rig because it’s huge and heavy. Proper homework has to be done before going to the sets. Each shot should be planned and executed the right way. Another major difference is the lighting. You cannot shoot a 3D film in inadequate light — it’s impossible,” he adds.
The cinematographer believes that this medium is still in a nascent stage here. “I have previously worked in films like Ambuli 3D, Dracula 2012 and so on. Hollywood is better equipped as far as any technological development is concerned, but I think we’re bucking up slowly. When it comes to 3D, the budget should not be a restriction. One of the reasons that the team believes in releasing a movie in 3D is that, it will keep a check on piracy, and people will go to theatres to watch it,” he smiles.
A breezy adventure-entertainer shot mostly in Japan, Jambulingam... revolves around the happenings in the life of a group of magicians from Chennai who go to Japan for a show, and how they finally make their way back to India after being lost. How they manage to survive forms the rest of the story. Mime artiste Gokul plays the male lead and Anjena plays his love interest. Baby Hamsika, Erode Mahesh, Kumki Ashwin, Suganya and Lollu Sabha Jeeva also play important roles in the film....