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
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.