Aashiq Abu reveals why he has turned cinematographer for Hagar
Reported By 26 Jun 2020
The title poster of Aashiq Abu’s latest production Hagar had his name listed also a cinematographer. When we recently caught up with the filmmaker, he revealed why he has chosen to crank the camera for this film, which is directed by Unda scribe Harshad.
“I have been wanting to shoot a film for a long time. I was hoping that I could turn cinematographer for Syam’s (Pushkaran) movie when he turned director. It might take longer, so during this crisis, I thought I would just try. That’s it,” says Aashiq.
On the movie starring Rima Kallingal and Sharaf U Dheen, Aashiq says, “Unlike the so-called commercial, mainstream films, we don’t shoot with a huge crew. We work within our restrictions, within our budget. We have the capacity to make very small movies. Our strength is our content; so, if we have that we can make movies anyhow. The time of crisis is also a time for innovation. Right now, all we are thinking is just about making a film. We haven’t planned when or where to release the film, but we are trying to make a film and are hoping that the world will get better soon.”