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Kadaisi Vivasayi on OTT: The National Award-winning social drama is streaming on THIS leading platform

The film, directed by Manikandan stars Nallandi and Vijay Sethupathi

Kadaisi Vivasayi on OTT: The National Award-winning social drama is streaming on THIS leading platform
Director Manikandan with the late Nallandi on the sets of Kadaisi Vivasayi

Last Updated: 12.56 PM, Aug 25, 2023


Kadaisi Vivasayi (The Last Farmer), which featured real-life farmer, the late Nallandi in the lead, has bagged the award for the Best Regional Film in Tamil at the 69th National Film Awards. The film, directed by M Manikandan, also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Yogi Babu, Raichal Rabecca, Kaali Pandian, Jayalalitha, Muniswaran in supporting roles. The story revolves around the last farmer Mayandi (Nallandi) in a drought-ridden village. The social drama is currently streaming on Sony LIV in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu.

The film's director Manikandan shared a Thank You note after winning the award. The note read, "I am extremely happy to learn that my film 'Kadaisi Vivasayi ', which was celebrated by both the people and the critics alike, has won two National Awards at the 69th National Film Awards 2023.

I thank the members of the jury for bestowing this huge honour upon my film. The awards will, without doubt, prove to be a motivating factor to make many more such films.

At this juncture, I wish to remember my film's protagonist, the late Nallandi sir, who, despite his old age, acted tirelessly in my film. He breathed life into his character and made people celebrate the film.

My heartfelt thanks also go to the people of the village who enabled me to make this film and to the production houses  Vijaysethupathi Productions and 7CS Entertainments, which  helped me take this film to the masses around the world.

I wish to extend my wholehearted gratitude to Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi, who not only acted in the film, but also played a crucial part in enabling me to make this film.

I wish to equally thank all the members of my unit, without whom this film wouldn't be what it is.

Last but not the least, I wish to thank the media, which took this film to the people and all those who have been congratulating us for the honour. Thank you all once again for your love. "

The plot of Kadaisi Vivasayi revolves around a drought-ridden village where farmers have sold their lands to pursue other means of income. After a barrage of unfortunate events, the villagers decide to perform a ritual to the village deity, with paddy from the first harvest of the season as an offering. Maayaandi, the only farmer left in the village is assigned with the task of growing paddy. However, things take a different turn when Maayandi is put on a criminal trial for poaching.

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