Big Honor For Malayalam Cinema: Veyil Marangal Wins Big At Shanghai Film Festival.
Dr Biju gave Malayalam film industry the international exposure it needed, Veyil Marangal won big at Shanghai international film festival. This is not the first time when a film made in Malayalam language did well at an international award show, but nothing can be compared to this win. Some critics were criticizing Mollywood for making same type of commercial films. This win will stop them from saying so.
Veyil Marangal tells the story of a Dalit family who does not have the facilities of modern world. They live a minimalistic lifestyle, work hard for minimum pay and they still face discrimination from society. This film showed the ugly side of society and how some families are still suffering without doing anything wrong. Veyil Marangal has a heart melting story which managed to win the hearts of Shanghai film festival judges.
Dr. Biju only made a handful of films. But his style of filmmaking already caught critics ‘attention. He is now known as Mollywood’s very own niche filmmaker.
Veyil Marangal is relatively small budget film, this win will encourage indie filmmakers to go ahead and make their dream projects without thinking about the box office.
Congratulation to Dr. Biju and rest of the team.