The Tamil connect at The Venice International Film Festival

The 72nd Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia has some interesting line up of films. But two films have caught our special attention.

The first is Visaranai (Interrogation) directed by Vetrimaran and produced by actor Danush’s company Wunderbar Films has been selected in the Orizzonti section which is an international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema. In the history of the festival Visaranai will be the first Tamil feature film to participate in the competitive category. The director of the film, Vetrimaran has earlier made critically acclaimed films like Polladhavan and Aadukalam and was the co producer of the internationally acclaimed Tamil film  Kaaka Muttai (Crow’s egg).

The second film that caught our attention is Rinku Kalsy’s documentary  “For the love of a man” which has been selected in the Venice classics section where a selection of restored classics and documentaries on cinema will be showcased. Rinku’s film explores the phenomenal fan for Superstar Rajnikanth.

Besides the Tamil connect between Visaranai and ” For the love of a man” there is another interesting connection. Danush, the producer for Visaranai is the son in law of Rajnikanth on whom ” For the love of man” is centered around.

Watch the trailer of the two films here:

 

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Dhanush for Dummies

We at TCRC are on a mission to take the films of south India to the world. Today we would like to share an article by our dear friend Aditya Shrikrishna on actor Dhanush. Overnight, Dhanush became a house hold name with the song “kolavari di” going viral nationwide. He has now entered Bollywood with his Hindi film Raanjhanna. Added to this he is also Rajanikanth’s son-in law. Aditya’s comprehensive article tells the world who Dhanush really is and the variety of films he had done to make his own mark in in the Tamil film industry.

Click here to read Aditya’s article.