‘Purappadu’, is a film directed by Rinish Ravindra as his thesis film at LV Prasad

Film and Television Academy.

Shakti is frustrated. The neighbourhood is busy brewing stories about his divorced

sister and the local womaniser Cable Ravi. His age and dead end job are clearly not

helping after a failed cricketing ambition. His curly jet black hair is slowly turning

grey. Sasi and her son, Sachin continue to make sure he’s right there on the edge,

under the stove, or so he feels.

Yet, his biggest problem remains in finding love and he blames his family for it. Now,

it’s Valentine’s Day and Shakti must confront all these problems. He must. He

should. But will he? Or will he just run away like any other day?

‘Purappadu’, is a subtle, honest film about coming to terms with age and family. And

it all takes place in the beautifully conservative landscape of Chennai or as some still

say Madras.

  • Rinish Ravindra
  • L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy
  • Dhaval Samant
  • Manoj Edwin Dev
  • Sudarshan R
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2016
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Director Biography - Rinish Ravindra

Rinish Ravindra is a 24 year old film maker from Mysore. After completing his

graduation in Journalism and Mass Media Communication from Manipal University’s School

of Communication. After a brief stint in New Delhi with a production house, he recently

completed his post graduation in direction from L.V. Prasad Film and T.V Academy, Chennai.

A huge fan of pop culture and football.

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