Papilio Buddha bags two awards at the Ohakka Film Festival Of Mexico. The movie is directed by Jayan K Cherian. The movie has received two awards for Best Camera and Art. MJ Radhakrishnan has bagged the award for Best Cinematographer and Manu Perunna for the Best Art Director.
Papilio Buddha focuses on the atrocities committed against Dalits, women and the environment. It features Sreekumar, David Briggs and Saritha Sunil in the lead roles while Padmapriya, Prakash Bare and Thampy Antony play supporting roles.
Kerala-based Environmentalist Kallen Pokkudan appears in another important role in the film which also cast 150 adivasis. The film was completely shot in Wayanad, in Kerala. The cinematography has been done by MJ Radhakrishnan capturing the upmost beauty of the place.
The story deals with discrimination against landless Dalits and the politics of suppression of their struggle against the upper castes and other powerful elements locally. The film also brings into focus an example of the epic land struggles, which was fought in various regions of the state and across India, and the oppression of indigenous people by the powerful political and social establishments. It also maps environmental degradation and abuse of pristine mountain habitats by outside forces.