Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thanga Meengal’ named the best Tamil film of the Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF)

 ‘Thanga Meenkal’ directed by Ramsubramaniam was named the best Tamil film of the Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF). Ramsubramaniam,the Director  received the award, cash prize and a memento from the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, chief guest of the evening. ‘Thanga Meenkal’ is Ram’s second film after “KattradhuThamizh.” 

‘Haridas,’ directed by G.N.R. Kumaravelan, was named as the second best Tamil film in the competition category. Kumaravelan received the award. A special jury mention award was given to filmmaker Bala’s ‘Paradesi’. The film’s lead actor Atharvaa received the award.Child actors from ‘Thanga Meenkal’ and ‘Haridas’ — Sadhana and Prithiviraj Das — were given the best child artistes award in a newly-constituted category. Actress-filmmaker Sripriya, director R.V. Udayakumar and writer S. Ramakrishnan constituted the jury .Young music director Anirudh Ravichander, who had a concert before the closing ceremony, was the first recipient of the Amitabh Bachchan Youth Icon Award, instituted by CIFF as an annual award. The eight-day extravaganza concluded after screening 163 films from 58 countries.Actors Anu Hasan and Karthi compered the closing ceremony . Suhasini Maniratnam and Shylaja Chetlur  CIFF organisers and Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation’s general secretary E. Thangaraj, president S. Kannan and vice-president B. Ramakrishnan were present. 
Padmapriya ,noted actor from South has actively associated with the film ‘Thanga Meenkal’  .An interview of her with Times of India about the film can be seen and heard in the link:

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