Tamil Film wins award at New York Festival

Tamil film-maker Krishnan Seshadri Gomatam's debut movie Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai 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, an official press release said here today.
Satyajit and Anuja reading on the stairs.
Satyajit and Anuja reading on the stairs.

Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai had earlier been selected as one of the 20 films in the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2008 held in Goa in November last year. It had been widely acclaimed there for its distinctive storyline which captures the life of an upper middle class family.

The film is based on Chennai-based Gomantam’s own original story. Its cast comprises C P Satyajit, Anuja Iyer, E Kumaravel and 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.

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