Harish Kashyaap of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Charithra S of Computer Science Engineering won second prize for their short film 'Vidiyal' at a national level film making competition, 'Inspiration Chennai' held in Chennai. This is an example yet again of the inherent talents nurtured at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University).
The competition was conducted by Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, one of the top film making institutes of India. 'Vidiyal' was the only non-Visual Communication student film entry in the total of 98 participants.
The judge's panel for the competition included Mr. Balu Mahendra, veteran South Indian film director and RJ Balaji from BIG 92.7 FM. Appreciating the film, Mr. Balu Mahendra said, "It was a brilliant idea with precise background score." It was a 14 minutes thriller movie based on the concept of a psycho-killer.
A total of eight students worked on the film including the two award winning directors. Talking about the success of the film Harish said, "It was a short film for the first time with no budgets and no professionals. We learnt a lot and it was amazing to experience success. We are planning another short film in the future."