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Parvathy Thiruvothu unveils the motion poster of Leena Manimekalai's 'Madathy'

Thursday, June 17, 2021 • Tamil Comments

On Monday, June 14th, Mollywood actress and social activist Parvathy Thiruvothu unveiled the motion poster of filmmaker Leena Manimekalai's feature film 'Maadathy' which she wrote and produced the banner Karuvachy Film.

'Madathy', which is based on the coming-of-age experience of a fictional adolescent girl from Tamil Nadu's Puthirai Vannar community, highlights how they are discriminated against to the degree where they are judged unworthy to even be seen and are referred to as "unseeables."

Starting from June 24th , 'Maadathy' will be available on the Malayalam Over-the-Top (OTT) platform Neestream. “Presenting the official motion poster of 'Maadathy: An Unfairy Tale' directed by @LeenaManimekali," Parvathy Thiruvothu wrote beside the film's motion poster. and added Congratulations to the cast & crew for such a powerful film. Watch@MaadathyTheFilmon @neestreamfrom June 24th onwards.”

Leena Manimekalai is renowned for her poetic films deeply concerned about social justice. Her films across genres and lengths are critically acclaimed and had received numerous awards at International film festivals. Goddesses (2009), Sengadal the Deadsea (Cinema Verite 2011), My Mirror is the Door (2012, Cine Poem), White Van Stories (2015, Feature Documentary) and Is it too much to ask (2017, Mockumentary) grounded her as a unique and original voice as an independent filmmaker.

'Maadathy' had received mass appreciation from critics and cinephiles at festivals alike including Busan International Film Festival, Kolkata International Film Festival, Latin American FICCI 60, Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Chicago South Asian Film Festival, DC South Asian Film Festival among many others where it was screened. The movie also received FIPRESCI Jury Award, Golden Kailasha for Best Film, Best Actress and Best Cinematography Awards at Aurangabad International Film Festival, 2020 and nominated for Les Rimbaud Du Cinema Awards in France.

Rafiq Ismail and Yavanika Sriram have co-written the screenplay of 'Madathy' with Leena Manimekalai, Jeff Dolen, Abinandhan Ramanujam and Karthik Muthukumar share the credits of its immersive cinematography. Maadhathy was initially crowd funded and later in the post production stage, Piiyush Singh-Golden Ratio Films, Bhavana Goparaju, and Abinandhan Ramanujam joined as Co-Producers.

Ajmina Kassim, Patrick Raj, Semmalar Annam and Arul Kumar have given life to the lead characters in 'Maadathy' while the ensemble cast is from the community itself. The editing is by Thangaraj and sound designing is by Tapas Nayak. The music is composed by Karthik Raja and the Art Director is Mohana Mahendran. Designs are done by Pavisankar. The thought-provoking film that won many hearts in the film festival circuits across the world is coming to your own screens in just a week's time.

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