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A 'Manjadikkuru' for this summer

Saturday, April 21, 2012 • Tamil Comments
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After a long time in waiting, director Anjali Menon will have his debut movie ‘Manjadikkuru’ (Lucky Red Seeds’), into theatres shortly. The movie which had been accorded with plenty of awards and achievement in festivals have Prithviraj, Rahman, Urvashi, Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Bindu Panickar, Kaviyoor Ponamma, Praveena and Sindhu Menon in its cast lines. Produced by Little films, the movie about a 10-year-old boy who returns to his village to attend the funeral of his grandfather, had a dream run at every festivals in which it participated.

The movie had been awarded with the Best Indian Debut Director Award instituted by Mira Nair at the IFFK, the FIPRESCI Award by the International Federation of Film Critics, the Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay and Best Emerging Talent Awards at the South Asian International Film Festival, US, a Certificate of Appreciation at the Schlegel International Film Festival, Germany and the Best Directorial Debut by a Woman Award at the New Jersey NJISACF, US.

Anjali Menon’s rose to fame with her debut short titled ‘Happy Journey’ in ‘Kerala Café ‘ anthology, which she made after this ‘Manjadi kkuru’. A product of London film school, she was also invited to do the scripts for ‘Usthad Hotel’ which will be on theatres in a short while.

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