- Three South Indian films Visaranai (Tamil), Sometimes (Tamil) and When the Woods Bloom (Malayalam), were presented for the upcoming Golden Globes in the category of Best Foreign Film.
Three Indian films Visaranai, When The Woods Bloom and Sometimes were submitted for the upcoming Golden Globes. However, the film has been out of the race in the final list of nominations, but the movies have indeed left a mark in the minds the jury.
Vetrimaaran's Visaranai was also selected as India's official entry to Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. Here we will give you a detail and all that you need to know about these movies that made Indian cinema on the global platform.
Another Tamil film that tackles with one of the most avoided subjects, the threat of HIV/AIDS. The movie has been directed by National Award winning director Priyadarshan. In the movie, we see one woman and six men huddled in the waiting room of a clinic to get investigated for HIV. But as the clock ticks, they begin to defeat their anxiousness, and there is a different kind of atmosphere. It’s a slow moving movie which demands the same amount of patience from the audience, just like the clinic asks from the patients.
The movie is a film directed by a Tamil filmmaker Vetrimaaran, who has won four National Film Awards and one Filmfare Award. Visaranai stars actors like Dinesh, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss in the lead roles. The film is based on police brutality and corruption.
At the 63rd National Film Awards, the film won three honours: Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Supporting Actor for Samuthirakani and Best Editing for Kishore Te.
The movie is based on a book written by an auto-rickshaw driver from Coimbatore - M Chandrakumar. Chandrakumar is now popularly known as Auto Chandran. T
he book narrates how Chandrakumar was falsely accused of a crime he had never committed along with three of his friends, and how he was subjected to intense police brutality and torture to accept the crime.
In the movie, four friends cross borders of their state and enter Andhra Pradesh in search of a better life. They slept in public parks and remain optimistic. Later, one of them gets a job in a shop, but their happiness seems to be short lived. In a sudden turn of events wrongly accuse them of stealing jewelry from a local residence.
Next, they all are arrested, interrogated and given third-degree treatment for a crime they did not commit. Visaranai is a raw and hard-hitting film which may be painful to watch as the endless brutality of the system strikes its way into the visuals.
When The Woods Bloom:
The movie is directed by Bijukumar Damodaran, also known as Dr. Biju, an Indian homoeopathic doctor turned filmmaker and screenwriter. He tells the story of a unit of police deployed by the Government of India to get rid of a Maoist group in a village. A police officer is sent into the forest to capture the chief of this Maoist group, who happens to be a woman.
Later, he forgot the way into the woods and eventually form an unlikely bond with the woman he arrested. The movie also shows us the cultural division in the state of Kerala. The state is known for being one of the most literate states in India and is popular for its left-leaning attitude.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:58 PM