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Episode 107: Director Series – Mysskin’s Pisaasu

After a long break, we return to our Director Series on Mysskin. In this episode we talk about Mysskin’s 2014 film Pisaasu starring Naga, Prayaga Martin, Radha Ravi et al. The film broadly falls under the horror genre but with its filmmaking and inherent philosophy subverts the genre in many different ways. Add to this, Mysskin’s next film is a sequel to Pisaasu starring Andrea.

To talk about the film Aditya is joined by two distinguished guests.

Sudhir Srinivasan returns to our podcast to talk about his favorite Mysskin film. Sudhir is a film critic and editor of Cinema Express. He had earlier joined us to talk about Aayirathil Oruvan.

Amrutha is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Film and Digital Media Studies at the Department of English Language and Literature at Wofford College. She obtained her doctoral degree from Department of English at MSU last year, with her dissertation on ‘Situating Tamil Cinema’. Her PhD advisor was Dr. Swarnavel Eswaran who is a friend of the podcast and joined us for an episode to talk about Andha Naal.

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Edited by Aditya and Anantha.

Amrutha quotes from Kogonada’s 2013 video on Neorealism in the podcast. We recommend Kogonada’s Columbus and he also has a film coming up in March 2022 – After Yang.

Previous episodes on Mysskin series:

Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum

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