By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Director Ameer's Paruthiveeran won the best Indian Movie at the 9th Osian Film Festival. The film's lead actress Priyamani bagged the Best Actress Award. The reason cited for the award being given to the film was its 'strong narrative that allows reality to be played out cinematically, rendered with visual energy to connect with a wider audience'.
The "justification" for awarding the Best Actress Award to Priyamani was her 'intense and vivid portrayal of a character driven by obsessive love and for her performance in a broad range of acting prowess'. The film directed by Ameer is about the relationship between Karthi's character and Priyamani's character in the film.
Priyamani plays the role of a young funny criminal girl from down south. The story focuses on the caste system that is prevalent in villages which divides the people. Ameer used this topic to highlight the values of a human relationship. He has blended these two parts of the story to exploit the commercial and the artistic qualities of the film, thus making it a huge hit.
The film was screened of the festivals fifth day, getting a huge audience. After watching the film, there was applause from all quarters for the director and the cast of the film for their flawless portrayal onscreen. The background score too was well appreciated, the credit for which goes to Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Theonly one left out was Karthi. He was not included for any awards for his performance in the movie despite his excellent acting in the movie. Well, we hope that the National Award Committee jury gives ample recognition to the actor.