Tamil film wins award at New York Festival


MUMBAI: Tamil film Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai, first selected as an Indian Panorama film of IFFI – 2008, has won the award for the Best Drama Feature in the Best Feature film (International) – Genre Awards category at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival held recently.

Directed by Chennai-based Krishnan Seshadri Gomatam, Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai was acclaimed widely at the last International Film Festival of India held in Goa for its distinctive storyline that captures the life of an upper middle class family.

This debut film is based on Krishnan Seshadri Gomantam’s own original story and was one among the 20 films that were selected in the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India.

The cast comprises C P Satyajit, Anuja Iyer, E Kumaravel & Charan alongside 100 other first timers. The cinematography is by Fowzia Fathima , editing by B.Lenin, Art direction by Thotaa Tharrani, music by Aslam Mustafa and Audiography by A.S. Lakshmi Narayanan.

The film is about the making of the movie itself – a cinematic metaphor for the ancient Hindu belief that life and death is a continuous process. Set in contemporary India, the narrative follows an obsessive film maker, Huggy, desperately trying to make his first feature film. He has a great sense of humour. The different nuances and incidents he sees in life appear like passages out of a movie script to him. Time is running out for him because his girl friend Sindhu suffers from a terminal illness. He wants to marry her. But she says she will marry him only after he has completed his first film.