The Casting Couch in India | Short Film

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What women go through in the film industry. We hear about it, and some of what you see may strike you as offensive, but the sad truth is that this happens in REAL LIFE. Women are judged based on the colour of their skin. Sexism holds talented females back while men continue to abuse their power in a male-dominated industry. We LOVE films and film making. That is why this short was made. It's about time we have equality in the film industry in all parts of the globe. If you liked this message, leave a comment and thumbs up! We'd love to hear your thoughts about the film. Story: Tharshan Raj Direction, Cinematography, Editing: Krusan Starring: Tharshan Raj, Myuri Jeya, Kinthu, Krusan Make up: @dreambeautybypriya />Special Thanks: Keerththana R. SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE: /> FOLLOW BASEMENT REELS: />Twitter: @basementreels Instagram: @basementreels SNAPCHAT: basementreels Music: Kadhal Vazharthen - Manmadhan - Yuvan Shankar Raja Electro Zombies by: />Battle Plan by: />Big Mojo - Vadodara by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist:

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This is a great way to showcase how single minded the film industry is in Tamil Nadu, all hit movies star the same fair skinned women. It's not just the industry but the audience as well, they're part of the problem. It's time for all women to shine regardless of how they look and what they will or will not do to get a part. Great video as usual guys keep it up!
Aruniya Muraleedaran
The amount shit I get in drama auditions for being dark skinned is unbelievable. It’s a good time this is being shown.
arjunan anand
Now days trend is changing. People accept dark actress like ishwarya rajesh, dhanshika, i hope it will change more...
Vi Ji
Hopefully the ending will be a reality one day
Ahalya Vijayaratnam
This is a great awareness video. Not only is the Indian film industry notorious for these misconducts of choosing fair skinned women as actresses and sexual harassments against women in the film industry, but also nepotism is a very big problem in the Indian film industry as well. Nepotism in the indian film industry results in the rejection of many potential bright and talented aspiring actors and actresses out there and giving it to their mediocre family members roles in the film industry.
kk 416
kru's tamil has improved so much, i thought palani wouldve went suicidal and tried to hang himself in the end
Hidaya Diaspora
I love how this content is relatable even if you're not Tamil. Colorism plagues so many cultures... sexism too.
Great video all! I wish more people will talk about these two issues. Casting super light skinned girls for Tamil movies always frustrated me off. Tamil people are brown, they have never been white. They even go far as to cast a white woman as someone who's Tamil lol. I guess it goes back to Indians and Sri Lankan's trying to look like their white colonizers, believing lighter skin was better than darker skin. It's actually pretty sad. Regarding the sexual harassment. I was actually surprised no major star in India has joined the #Metoo movement (please let me know if i'm mistaken). I'm sure there's hundreds of these incidences, even involving actors and directors, and of course producers. Someone has to stand up and say something, but then again even if those victims come forward, i'm not sure if the Indian people will support them. Probably end up blaming the victim. *sigh*
anna george
Suhasini, Amala Paul, iniya, Sai Dhansika, Saranya Ponvannan -all are dusky skinned female actors. Still there is a fixation with fair skin when in comes to actresses
joash raul
Dark and beautiful 😬
Palani you are a bad man!!
x‘o_The Weeknd_ xotwod
This script kinda reminds me of ஐ Movie idk why
Who ever disliked this video is not a real Breels
Thanega Karuna
I’m so shook. This video is super relevant and brings so many issues in the Tamil cinema industries to light. Time to make the change!
Jasmin S
Hi Thanks guys. contents its really good. but in reality? so sad. at least you guys supported your voice this way little satisfied Thanks keep it up
Vettrivelu Shanmugavelu
Sad but true fact... Well done team... Waiting to see even more videos from u ppl... #canadianindiansareawesome
Barankathan Parameswaran
@5:00 tht shot tho
Kinthusha Thanabalasingam
GREAT WORK! so glad to have been part of this <3
Sarjana Gowry
Damn, it so good. Sadly, it happens a lot wherever you want to do something but can't when you are a women.
Call me Mister
You need more subs. Keep up the good work, Peace from France
Michelle Ravi
Love this!! Basement Reels, i've been watching your films for as long as I can remember and you never fail to put a smile on my face or get a meaningful message across. Thank you for your short films - in particular this one. Especially from a male director, Krusan, thank you for portraying the reality. It honestly is really sad. People who are my age, i.e. in their 20s, and who are Sri-Lankan still don't see colour discrimination and sexual abuse as a series issue. So from the depths of my heart, thank you so much for making this video!! Really hope you can see this comment all the way from Australia :)
Tharshan your beard looking niiicee
Vi Ji
When Myuri’s character came in, I could easily see what misfortune was about to happen. Then At 3:26, I could feel the cringe and discomfort starting already. Great work here once again, you folks really captured the scenario well here!
Vigneswaran MahiramVEVO
Tamils aren't dravidans we are tamils they can't control ad arya that's why they create some fake dravidan lies causes they wants hide tamils prides by name of dravidan like dravidan architecture (no it's a tamil architecture )
Tharshan, you acted so well. You literally get into it that it makes me feel like punching that character. Kudos to you and everyone worked on this script!
manisha devaraj
But in reality when a woman exposes someone, it is she who is going through all those discrimination done by the film industry associations. Fact : Chinmayi was banned from the dubbing association without any reason.
Lol casting couch.
Aa Mun
Loved this so much fantastic work guys you guys honestly never fail at making amazing videos and Kru your Tamil is getting better keep it up man ❤
Ryan K Velu Yadav
Amazed by your performance especially the Director role. . Superb !!
This is a really true story and is still happening to women in the film industry. Good job for illustrating it well.
One malayali girl was asked to share bed with them to get a chance in tamil movie !!
Thivz S
This channel provides good entertainment and serves as a great guide to everyone! Well Done
nightflyer noman
great vid do one when random tamil people talk to you in tamil
Rosie Skyler
This was a great message, thanks for sharing :) And wonderful acting!
Arun Vicknesh
2:10 Ennadhu VISHAL Super Star ah😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
So true.Tharshan Raj well written! 👏❤
Vinorth Siva
Ayyyyy Tharshan leave my girl Myuri alone =P Unique concept!
Tivyan Aruneethan
Yeah new vid
Michaelraj gaming
Good vid
Bboy Reactions
Lol Fair and lovely😂😂
Guru Kirupa
Release more stuff like this....for the sake of all women
P Gajaananan
Educating video - In tamil they say "siru thuli peru vellam", this story should gather momentum and reach everyone and issues must be addressed. They have to be addressed with open and fair way. Hats off - Love your videos for showing social injustices and also for entertainment. Best of luck and keep doing what you are doing. ---- Also the issues are not related to one person, as a society we need to change as well.
Barnabas N
Nice I liked it..
Skywalker Paradise
Awesome video bro. Keep it up.😀
Kuruparan Kumararlingam
Well done, loved it!
Peshaja Rhubini
great message out there bro.
Ahash Mohan
Amazing vid
BigVith 10
Hats off
BigVith 10
Amazing 😂😂😂
Enosh Jr
Hahhahaha 😂 Keep it up 👌💯
Thanega Karuna
Jheez kinthu.
jc.alfrez _india
Tamil cinema its in india epdi neengai india cinema patti tappa pesuringai first do a movie in you sri lanka and then you can speak 😁 JAI HIND 🇮🇳
Balaji Natarajan
Srireddy leaks?
Nice one guys !
Varshika Nadarajah
Awesome 👏🏾 💯💯
SivaBala P
Yuvan 😘
Sajani Sabesh
5:00 the shot was fireeee
saravana 123
dei heroine mattum fair irrukanumnu illa herovum fair ah irukkanum.ana tamilla mattum than da kakka colour la actors irukkainga
Hariharan Krishnan
Tharshan, you'll be the perfect serial killer dude because she rejected you due to your looks!
Aranniya Vimal
Awesome video!
fuzz Wuzz
Wow the level of acting or the lack there of is too much to handle!
Piremiya Thaya
Great story line!
Danusan Shritharan
Super video!!!
Vignesh Krishna
Thanks for spreading light on such issues friends Please do take up more burning issues in Tamil Nadu too Appreciate your work
harmony 12
Wow this is so great thanks guys! An eye opener in the Tamil Industry. You all did a fantastic job acting.#BasementReels never disappoints. Nandri!
Janujan Gathieswaran
Great work!
Nidhi Nallasivam
Such an amazing video, delivered with excellent screenplay acting filmography, and out of the world subtlety👏👏yet another breel masterpiece, P.S it's great, the way u guys grow with every video, keep up the momentum! வெற்றி நமதே!!! 😁
Daydreamer Nitethinker
Wowwww.... so direct! Damn... hats off!
harry go
awesome clip 🖤
Gumbi 66
yes new vid
Abimen Thusyanthan
Great message! And brilliant acting tharsan
XX Extreme buddies XX
Hi guys I live in toronto and I love you guys so much please reply
Brenavi Kanagarajah
Great video guys!
XX Extreme buddies XX
You guys are so funny 😂
Amie Mohan
One of the best of yr team..kudos..bravo
Jey Jey
TBH, unless a role is tailor made for dark skinned girls, their career won't last long. Its not about the color of the skin, its about the entertainment - people only see actresses in songs and small parts..and for that, you need to see your competition as a film maker. Every SJW will support all these large/darker skinned girls, but in the end, they only do 1-2 films and disappear. Its all about what brings in the numbers. I would blindly watch a scarlet johansson film than Mindy Kaling, for me to even consider watching Mindy, the movie should be revered by audience and critics alike (which she hasnt managed to do even in the slightest so far). Feel free to downvote me, for being realistic.
Shantosh Uthiakumar
yes new video and Please reply me
Nithin Reddy
cough..cough...Fake Agent (0:36).. LOL
mathan raj
நீங்க பேசுறது தமிழாடா ! தமிழ் இனி மெல்ல சாகும் 😏😏😏
Device Tablet
This is not just in film industry but in every industry in Tamil culture. Thanks, gone are the times where victims were scrutinised to stay silent!
Sree N
Will we women really take power in our hands and expose the real culprits .....??? Or do we still to the choice of career and follow what they tell.....casting couch yes it's just not in Film Industry .....but everywhere make sure u stand up for what you think is right and be a voice for yourself...
vamshi krishna
Hai Breels ..this is vamshi from Hyderabad , a Telugu guy . your short film is so intense and very neatly directed. One of the best in Tamil short films that I ha e ever seen
Tamil la olunga pesunga da dei.. Kandraaviya irruku..
malini venkatakrishnan
2:19 what a truth about society But i can't blame society, even my mom makes fun of my skin colour, so tired
Manivannan Maran
அக்காவுக்கு நல்லா முதல் தமிழ கதைக்க பழக்குங்க
Yashas Pradeep
Your short films are so accurate and are the best, I watch your video with my parents from the funny ones to the serious ones and you never fail to satisfy.
Hichman Stephen
Motta mandaya.. Wow that girl ia really nice and the cast are good in acting.. For a short film is the limit.. Good work bros.. And ellrukkum baasahai purinchadho theriyala
The Frustrated Hooman Bean
Very nice.. Truth as it is
This is not only happened in tamil cenimazzzz...... all other cenima industries.....alsooooooooo
bestie's mirror
Wat type of Tamil these people are speaking
Hakuna Matata
Thank you for doing this. Thank you for addressing this issue which have plagued the Tamil cinema industry for a very long time. Awareness is important to fuel the important fight. 😊
next u
Nice aware
Jb 111
This is the problem not only confined to Tamil industry but also to Telugu industry is a serious issue all over India...I like the video ...kudoos to the makers of this video
deepak avilable
Then get interested!?
Spoorthy A
Being NRI’s I thought you guys were educated about Dravidian subject.. however good work..
Le Alien
The reality in the present day is that females are more willing to adjust for movie roles without hesitation.
Manik Kalore
Its not just Tamilnadu whole country has weird obsession with fair skin..its so unjust and embarrassing .. Great content as usual..