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The Bravery

This story narrates about a the life cycle of a poor rubber tapper with a daily basis income in the range of RM 30 – RM 40 per day. He lives with his wife and 2 children who are known to be still schooling. This rubber tapper is apparently known to be very ambitious to become rich in any possible ways that he could just to live a luxurious life that he would have ever imagined in the nearest future of his. Therefore, his friends have suggested to work even harder to lease a land and gain subsidy out of it. However, he has rejected the idea because he has been very tired of his own rubber tapping job that he has been doing for years. His sense of greediness has been pushing him to look for a way to become rich in just a blink of eye. Unfortunately, there comes a time where he has met a stranger guy and blindly becomes involved in illegal activities. He has been actively smuggling children, drugs and human organs. At one point of time, he has been fallen into the trap of the police custody. His wife was stabbed by the villains leaving their children as orphans. End of the story, his friends has attained success by planting rubber trees with government’s fund.

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    1 hour 47 minutes 9 seconds
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    June 25, 2015
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    100,000 USD
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Director Biography - SD PUVANENDRAN

Education Background
1988 - 1993 : Primary Education – SRJK (T) VIVEKANANDA, PJ
1993 – 2001 : Secondary Education – SMK KATHOLIK, PJ (upto STPM)
2002 – 2006 : Higher Education – Degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), University of Malaya

Related Training / Workshop
Pursued Diploma in Digital Film Making at Multivisual Academy of Film & Television in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India from 04-12-2006 to 03-03-2007

Working Experience with various Productions In India (Tamil Cinema Industry)
After pursuing my diploma, I managed to join Mr.Raja (Film Director) where I worked as an assistant director to him for 2 films which are :

1. THILLALANGADI, starring Jeyam Ravi & Tamannah where the film was produced by Mr.Raja’s own banner Jeyam Company. (2010 release)
2. VELAYUDHAM, starring Vijay, Hansika & Genelia where the film was produced by Ravichandran under the banner of Ascar Film Pvt Ltd. (2011 release)
3. After these two films, I worked as an Associate Director for the film JILLA, starring Vijay, Mohanlal & Kajal where the film was produced by Super Good Films Pvt Ltd. It was directed bt R.T.Neason. (2014 release)

1. MARAVAN, worked as DIRECTOR for Malaysian Feature Film. Starring Malaysian artists under the banner or Golden Peacock Film Production Sdn. Bhd.
Movie released on 8th October 2015, Nationwide.

I am also a valid member of Tamil Nadu Film Directors Association since 2012. (Membership No.2190)

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Director Statement

For my interpretation of this production called MARAVAN (The Bravery), I am looking at de-constructing some of the scenes and framing them in a way that opposes how the playwright has placed them within the script. MARAVAN (The Bravery) takes precision in terms of the balance and tone of the piece.

Sentiment and drama go hand in hand. When the audience go with the sentiment, they settle and are very comfortable, which allows their guard to ‘come down’. Once their guard has been allowed to drop, they are more open to being moved when the dramatic, sad, and challenging moments are played out.

The music and background score play an important role in this piece. On the surface we see something else but beneath there is a totally different level to their existence. We have to be conscious of all the elements moving the show forward or adding another level of understanding or seeing.

MARAVAN (The Bravery) is a very emotional and draining production for the cast and crew as we are the descendants of the people affected directly. But as this generation of kids it is our duty to bring this story to them so that they know that they live in us and are a part of who we are. This story must never be forgotten as it is still very relevant today at the context of Malaysia. This story is real.