Twelve Tamil films compete at Chennai International Film Festival
Twelve Tamil films will vie for the top awards – Best Feature Film – Producer, Director; Second Best Feature Film – Producer, Director and Special Jury Award for Individual Excellence at the 10th Chennai International Film Festival. The competition section is open only for Tamil films. The festival will run from 13th to 20th December, 2012.
Line up of films in competition:
Aravan by National Award winner Vasanthabalan based on Su. Venkatesan’s novel‘Kaaval Kottam’.
Marina by Pandiraj is a look at the lives of people for whom, Marina beach is practically their home. Pandiraj won the Silver Lotus Award at National Film Awards 2010 for Pasanga (2009).
Mupozhuthum Un Karpanayil by Elred Kumar.
Arrohanam directed by actress-turned-director Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. The film revolves around a missing mother, who suffers from bipolar disorder.
Attakathi a romantic comedy film is directed by Pa. Ranjith.
Mounaguru directed by Santha Kumar. Mounaguru is the story of a misunderstood college youth who unwittingly gets involved in a crime plot that spirals his life out of order.
Naan Ee, written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film is about how a young man, after being ruthlessly killed, is reincarnated as a fly in order to take revenge on his murderer. The film is the dubbed version of Telugu film Eega, that was also recently released in Hindi as Makkhi.
Neer Paravai directed by Seenu Ramasamy. Alcoholic Arulappasamy is a constant embarrassment for his hardworking parents but things change after he meets Esther, an orphaned girl adopted by a nun.
Pizza, written and directed by debutant Karthik Subbaraj. A pizza delivery boy lands in a mysterious circumstance and how it brings a dramatic change in his life.
Sattai by M. Anbazhgan
Sundara Pandian directed by debutant S. R. Prabhakaran.
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 by Balaji Shaktivel
The festival will also screen eight non-Tamil Indian films under the Indian Panorama Films section. The films are: Waves of Silence by Jahnu Barua, Tortoise, an Incarnation by Girish Kasaravalli, Shutter by Joy Mathew, Investment by Ratnakar Matkari, Watch Indian Circus by Mangesh Hadawale, Chayillyam by Manoj Kana, Delhi in a Day by Prashant Nair and OASS: THE DEW DROP by Abhinav Shiv Tiwari.
Among the non – Indian films are festivals favorites of the year like, Rust and Bone by Jacques Audiard, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, Sang-soo Im’s The Taste of Money and Kim ki Duk’s Pieta. See here for complete list.