The seventies witnessed the emergence of Aravindan as a major filmmaker in the firmament of Indian cinema. Along with Adoor Gopalakrishnan, he has placed Malayalam cinema in a position of pre-eminence in the country. Painter, cartoonist, musician, theatre director and filmmaker, Aravindan has been engaged in multifarious activities over the years. An autodidact, Aravindan's films are marked by an entirely original approach to cinema with perhaps the least influence from film theories and various schools of filmmaking.
This interview with Aravindan was conducted by Chandradasan for 'Deep Focus' in 1989.