The 54th International Film Festival of India will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28
The 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India is all set to be held in Goa from November 20 to 28. And a list of 25 feature films, and 20 non-feature films are all set to be screened at the event. Interestingly, four Tamil films have made it to the list.
Vetri Maaran's hard-hitting Viduthalai revolves around an honest constable Kumaresan (Soori), who is roped in for an operation to capture Perumal (Vijay Sethupathi), a fugitive leader of a separatist group. The plot is set in 1987 when the Makkal Padai insurgency is at its peak in Tamil Nadu. The film delves into police brutality, caste discrimination and the abuse of power. Viduthalai marks Soori;s debut as a lead actor.
Ponniyin Selvan 2
The second instalment of Mani Ratnam's historical fiction and magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 2 is considered one of his most ambitious films. The film features an ensemble star cast including Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam Ravi. The film is an adaptation of Kalki's eponymous novel of the same name and has been considered a milestone in Indian cinema.
Kaadhal Enbathu Podhu Udamai
The film, directed by Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan (of Lens and Thalaikoothal fame), features Lijimol Jose and Anusha. The plot revolves around homosexuality, something which is less explored in Tamil cinema. The first-look poster was released by Jyotika along with the caption, "“Love is not about 2 diff genders, it’s about 2 pure hearts! Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day by respecting love and only love. From the makers of #TheGreatIndianKitchen (sic).”
Neela Nira Sooriyan
Debutant director Samyuktha Vijayan's film is about a school teacher in Coimbatore, who undergoes transition from male to female. A former entreprenuer, techie and trans woman herself, Samyuktha has weaved in certain elements from her real life and has also played the protagonist. She has also written the story, screenplay, dialogues and has bankrolled the film.