Film maker Jayakrishnan Subramanian, who is being applauded by the audience at the 16th MAMI film festival for his film "Amma & Appa", says he is happy making films as long as he is able to survive with it and getting a festival release or commercial release is not his concern.
"I enjoy the process of film-making. I like to do films which we like to do and like to make a living out of it so be it commercial or festival films, that's not my concern. As long as audience are enjoying the film I think that's a huge victory," Subramanian told IANS.
Directed by Franziska Schonenberger and Jayakrishnan Subramanian, "Amma & Appa" is a story about two cultures who collide through the marriage of a European woman and an Indian young man. The film travels through the encounters between the diverse members of the two families from which they discover the others' traditions and learn how to decode behaviour and emotion.
While "Amma & Appa" was shot in 2011, Schonenberger and Subramanian tied the knot in February this year.
"We started shooting in 2011 October and now it's been four years and now we are married. We got married in February 2014. My parents wanted us to get married but we were busy with the films and editing and later we decided to hold our wedding in February."
"The film got a release in Germany in 40 theatres. Since we are not living in Mumbai it's quite difficult to release it here. I really want to show the film to India because they could relate to it. In Germany also people loved the film then we wanted to see the reaction of Indian audience. If audience is laughing and enoying, then it's a great feeling," he said.