Ssi makes a short film on burglaries; soon on the screens | News from Coimbatore
Directed by C Maheswaran aka Rakki Mahesh, 56, an SSI from Rathinapuri Police Station, the duration of the short film is around two minutes. The film was sent to the city’s police commissioner, Pradip Kumar, for approval on Thursday. In the next step, it would be sent for certification by the censorship board.
According to Maheswaran, the cast includes Deputy Commissioner of Police M Sukumar (Saibaba Colony lineup), Rathinapuri Police Inspector H Ramesh Kannan, Tamil serial actors and more than 10 cops from his police station. He also starred in the film which deals with burglaries and how residents could prevent them by being a responsible person. The film also advises people to contact the police when going out with their families.
Maheswaran hails from Vellalagundam village near Vazhapadi in Salem district. “Four theater groups operated in my village and they used to put on plays during temple festivals. I had written plays for young people in my village and it was my dream to make a film,” he told TOI.
In May 1994, Maheswaran was selected into the Tamil Nadu Police and after the training he was assigned to the TN Special Police in Kovaipudur. Four years later, he was transferred to the city’s armed reserve police.
While Maheswaran was lucky enough to direct a Tamil serial – “Thaali Saatchi” – for Doordarshan in 1997, filming had to be halted abruptly when the first episode was over 90% complete, as male and then female protagonists dropped out. lover. and tried to run away.
In 2007, Maheswaran published a collection of 18 short stories entitled “Puguntha Veetai Purinthukol Magale”. He had given a copy of the book to the former President of India, the late APJ Abdul Kalam.
Maheswaran said he has made 10 short films so far including ‘Pinchu Manasula’ which deals with the importance of old people in a family, ‘Ippadikku Police’ which focuses on the threat of drunk driving , ‘Nil, Kavani and Salt’ which deals with traffic regulations and rule violations, and ‘Idhu Thaguma’, which deals with the importance of following traffic rules to reduce accidents.
In 2016, the district administration asked Maheswaran to write a song to raise awareness for 100% voting. The song, which was sung by four school children, was broadcast by all FM radio stations in the state.