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Documentary on child artists

IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, January 08, 2008]

Actor Rohini has produced and directed a documentary film on the lives of child artists in cine field. 'Silent Hues', a 52 minutes documentary film, takes a serious and sensitive look at six child actors from India.

Moving through conversations and silences, the film lines and colours the spoken and unarticulated thoughts and emotions of the children, who vary from a confident stars in the making to an unknowing infants.

The mindset and ambitions of the makers of these child actors, the fathers and mothers is unraveled through many interviews.

'Silent Hues' reveals the politics of child actors/workers through an unstated yet dense rendering of scenes that dissolve from one to the other. "The film has been in the making for 33 years", says the director, who entered the film world as a child artist at the age of five.

R. Rohini produces the film under the banner Raadha Swami Enterprises. Both as a child artist and a leading actor, she has over -130 South Indian films to her credit.

She received National Award of Special mention and Andhra Pradesh State Award for Best Female Actor in the year 1996 for the film "Sthree". She received lot of critical acclaim for her excellent acting in films like 'Virumandi', 'Thamirabharani' and 'Onbathu Rubai Note'. 

Apart from acting in mainstream cinema, Rohini has made a foray into television. She started writing scripts for TV series way back in 1996, and has adapted the Sahithya Academy Award winning novel 'Verukku Neer' for a tele film in 2005. 

Rohini also hosted a live talk show based on social issues "Kelvigal Aayiram" in 2003 in Vijay TV for a year.

Being an activist for AIDS awareness, Rohini has also directed short films for M.G.R. Medical University and Tamil Nadu Aids Control Society. 

'Silent hues' is Rohini's first documentary film. The film is expected to be screened in an event that could take place in Chennai later this month.

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