Reel World: On Location in Kollywood by Anand Pandian

Category: Film/Creative Non-fiction
Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Rights: Indian language rights available

Everything feels like it’s already happened in a scene from some movie. Still, we know so little about how these films are actually made. This is a book based on observation of this process: the stage-by-stage production of that intricate phenomenon we call a movie. The focus is on the Tamil-language cinema of “Kollywood,” drawing on first hand encounters with many of the most renowned figures in the New Wave of contemporary Tamil film—directors such as M. Sasikumar, Selvaraghavan, Mysskin and Vishnu  Vardhan, actors such as Dhanush and Karthi Sivakumar, composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematographer Nirav Shah, the editors Sreekar Prasad and Anthony Gonsalvez. Chapter by chapter, Reel World tells stories concerning essential and successive stages in the crafting of cinema.