Carolyn Talks…with Vasan Bala director of The Man Who Feels No Pain

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In July we announced that Carolyn will be attending and covering the Toronto International Film Festival on behalf of SHWHPod, as part of our coverage for TIFF we will be posting interviews with various individuals involved with the film industry and festival. In this episode of “Carolyn Talks…” TIFF18 episode, Carolyn interviews Writer and Director Vasan Bala for his film The Man Who Feels No Pain.

Diagnosed with a rare condition that prevents Surya (Dassani) from feeling physical pain, he grows up believing he’s a superhero.  Determined to meet his hero, Karate Man, Surya with the help of his best friend Supri (Radhika Madan), Surya goes on a wild, action-packed quest of fighting 100 men. Filled with references to old-school Asian martial arts films, The Man Who Feels No Pain is a hilarious, thrill ride that pays homage to classics like Drunken Master, Enter The Dragon and Face Off.

Director Bio

Vasan Bala, an Indian Screen Writer, and filmmaker. His debut film Peddlers (2012) was screened at the 51st Semaine de la Critique and also played at TIFF’12. He has worked as a screenwriter on Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet and Raman Raghav 2.0. He is also an award-winning Advertising Filmmaker and The Man Who Feels No Pain is his second feature film.

The Man Who Feels No Pain makes its world premiere on Friday, Sept 14th for the Midnight Madness Programme at 11:59 pm, at Ryerson Theatre, Toronto. Trailer here.

All images courtesy of TIFF. TIFF 2018 runs from September 6 – 16, for more festival announcements and to purchase tickets, visit You can email us at [email protected], and follow the ladies on social media at @CarrieCnh12@La_Ney_Sha, and the podcast’s official Twitter account @SHWH_Pod  but be warned, we tweet a lot.

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