Sources: Indianexpress Express News Service , The New Indian Express

CHENNAI: After cinema and television, even short film makers seem to be taking the ‘reality’ route. Indian Director Balaji Subramaniam who had scheduled a two-day shoot to make a documentary on donating blood, decided to have a real blood donation camp at Purasawalkam on the second day (Christmas) to boost the reality factor for his film. According to him, “Not only will the blood donation scenes have real doctors and donors, we will also have done a good thing which is the goal of this documentary.”

Titled 14/6 (the date on which World Blood Donor Day, WBDD, is conducted annually), the film will have a hard yet relatable storyline, according to Balaji. Having worked as an assistant director on several major Kollywood projects over a decade, it wasn’t difficult for him to rope in a reasonably recognisable star cast — actor Jayaprakash of Pasanga fame and Vinodhini of Engeyum Eppodhum.

The story is about a young man who sheds a lot of blood due to a life of violence and how it all turns around to his realisation of the worth of a single drop of blood, added Balaji. The short film is expected to be released by February. The blood camp saw over 25 donors.