A no-nonsense actor, National Award winning filmmaker-actor R Parthiban is known for his sharp acumen and quick wit. Here are sure-shot answers from him for our rapid fire questions
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Indepth peace, happiness of inner mind.
What is your motto?
No one here is an orphan till another man is there. I want to be that another man.
What is your greatest fear?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself ?
Trusting others without any doubt.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Viewing even trust with doubt.
Which living person do you most admire?
Shadow of mine.
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your current state of mind?
The current in my mind is not DC. it is AC. Alternative Current.it keeps changing within moments.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Chastity of people.
On what occasion do you lie?
When I am not talking truth.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I read only index cover not outside cover.
Which living person do you most despise?
The people who are not loving and living their life.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
You are the only truth, everything else is your illusions, imaginations.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
When and where were you happiest?
In between the hands when clapping.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Jealous of musicians.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Mentally in 23 and a half.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Physically also 23 and a half.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Charlie Chaplin the great.
Where would you most like to live?
Where there is creativity. With that creator. i.e., beautiful nature
What is your most treasured possession?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Children begging at traffic signals.
What is your favorite occupation?
Though I complete my tasks, I never get satisfied.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Not just markings. I used to underline my presence. Giving others a surprise always. This time my movie Shadow of Night.
What do you most value in your friends?
There should be a give and take in every health and growth of friendship. To make it easier I will take the first part i.e., giving. The other person should take it.
Who is your hero of fiction?
My imaginations – A man without an image doing unimaginable miracles.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Pyramids. All time mystery. A life inside without a life.
What are your most favourite films?
Sixteen mm and 8 mm films screened in the school halls, the sound of the projector and scratches on the screen, with Mahatma walking and jumping.
What are your favorite names?
Mr. K Bhagyaraj (my guru). Mr.A. Sundaram my first film producer.
What is it that you most dislike?
I keep all my likes in ascending order and dislikes in descending order.
What is your greatest regret?
It took very long time to get the answer…….
How would you like to die?
In a huge stage with flooding lights in sounding claps when I am performing.