Kay kay Menon on Comparison between The Family Man and Special Ops

The 53 year old, Kay Kay Menon shares his opinion towards the comparison of The Family man and Special Ops.He says that movies are just a medium of entertainment. One should not attach ‘values’ to them and think it will bring a change in society.

“Storytelling is to enjoy it and have a good time seeing it. To think more about that in society and this and that, is futile. Cinema can never influence society unnecessary people take it too seriously. I think you got to take it for its own spirit than assigning values to it, which is not intended by the filmmaker itself.” Menon said.

“You got to understand cinema in that purview and appreciate the art of cinema rather than extremist issues and attaching that to cinema. That is not the function of cinema. You might think that it is going to change. Nothing changes in the world because of cinema,” Menon to PTI.

Special ops, an action thriller on hotstar has been co directed by Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair. Kay Kay Menon featured in it. He played the role of Senior Analyst and logistics head at RAW, Himmat Singh. He had been tracking a terrorist mastermind.

He said, “It is about good people verses bad, it has nothing to do with religion. There are good people existing in every form of life and bad people also.”

“Whatever are the events in the series you take the factual elements and then you create fiction around it. This is pure storytelling and it has nothing to do with anything else,” he added.

He also thanked the directors for creating this.

“Acting is a symbiotic process, it is an amalgamation of many many things put together and when there is a call for action, that’s when you surrender and the moment of truth comes out, that’s when you perform. That is the process for every good actor…

“Web-series doesn’t require stars; you need to be a performer to sustain that kind of duration. Web series is an outing that is favourable to actors.”

“Acting is a symbiotic process, it is an amalgamation of many many things put together and when there is a call for action, that’s when you surrender and the moment of truth comes out, that’s when you perform. That is the process for every good actor…

“Web-series doesn’t require stars; you need to be a performer to sustain that kind of duration. Web series is an outing that is favourable to actors.”

On the comparison between the two shows, he said that both are completely different.

“This (Special Ops) is a typical espionage spy thriller in which the focus is more on the espionage and how and what happens and the nitty-gritties.

He also added “No two love stories are the same though the love factor might be the same. In the world there are eight to nine concepts on which stories can be made and how you implement it makes a difference,”

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