Mohini deserved better recognition: Cinematographer RB Gurudev
The cinematographer's work however was appreciated in this widely panned film
Cinematographer RB Gurudev says his work in Mohini getting appreciated has been the only silver lining, given that the film has opened to a lukewarm reception. Many saw his work as the redeeming feature of Mohini, but Gurudev chooses not to single-handedly take all the credit. "So much effort goes into the making of a film, more so in the case of a horror-film," he says, adding, "My knowledge of London thanks to working on Chikku Bukku helped a lot. But that was a light-hearted film. For a horror script, a dark shade has to be maintained right through," say the cinematographer, who adds that he is keen to work on more women-centric scripts.
Gurudev tells us they used four cameras for filming Mohini. "These came in especially handy for the car chase scene, which has been well-received." He is particularly proud of the way he has captured the stunts in the film. "The high energy stunts left me breathless, and for the first time, I had to capture the underwater sequences.The film has sentiment, romance, action and horror elements. Honestly, I did not bargain for this kind of a challenge in one film," he says, adding, "Though I am happy with my own work, I feel the film deserved a better recognition from the audience."