Tamil flick Paradesi, which was released in 2012 October, has been nominated for eight awards, including Best Film, at the London International Filmmaker Festival (LIFF).
Paradesi was critically acclaimed Tamil movie which
received mixed reviews from the critics and declared as average hit
in the Box Office.
Director Bala of
Sethu fame, has directed six critically and commercially
acclaimed movies in Tamil film industry. National Award winning
director has reached global platform with his last film
Pardesi nominating to LIFF.
Pardesi was adapted from the Dr PH Daniel's novel Red
Tea, where the plot deals with the plight of tea plantation workers
in South India. The movie also have the credentials of first Tamil
film to hit sixty screens in North India alone.
LIFF is scheduled to take place between Oct 12 and 18 in Ealing, London. Paradesi is honoured as first Tamil movie competing in an International Festival, in which the movies are nominated from America, Russia, Lebanon and South Korea.
The English title of Paradesi, directed by Bala
Pazhanisaamy, is Vagabond. Paradesi is nominated
for best film, best foreign language feature film, best director of
a foreign film and best director of a foreign language feature
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Bala has won the National award as the best director for
Naan Kadavul and four National awards for some of his
Director Bala has been nominated for the four categories for the
Best Film, Best Director, Best Foriegn Film and Best Foriegn Film
Nominated For Best Music
The movie has also been nominated for Best Music.
Paradesi has the music scored by GV Prakash Kumar.
Paradesi was also appreciated for its cinematography by
R Chezhiyan. The movie is also nominated for Best Cinematography
award in LIFF.
Atharva Murali is been nominatedd for the Best Actor for the
movie Paradesi. The actor played the role of Rasa, who is
orphaned at young age and brought up by his grand mother.
Poornima Ramaswamy, who won Best Costume Designer in 60th
National Film Awards is also nominated for Best Costume Designer
award in LIFF.
Paradesi Lead Roles
Released earlier this year, the film featured Atharva Murali,
Vedhika Kumar and Dhansika in the lead roles.