Ilayaraja bags 3 awards at Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival
Guinness Pakru starrer ‘Ilayaraja’ has won three awards at this year’s edition of the Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival. Besides winning the Golden Kite Award, Pakru was honoured as the Best Actor and Ratheesh Vega won the award for Best Background Score. Superstar Mammootty and many others have congratulated Pakru on his remarkable achievement.
‘Ilayaraja’ is directed by Madhav Ramadasan, who has earlier helmed acclaimed films like ‘Apothecary’ and ‘Melvilasom’. The film had its theatrical release last year in March. It has Guinness Pakru playing the lead role of a middle aged family man named Vanajan. Harisree Ashokan essays his father’s role and Gokul Suresh appears in a cameo role.
Director Madhav Ramadasan has penned the story while screenplay and dialogues are written by Sudeep T George. It tells the story of Vanajan, a vertically challenged man who is a roadside peanut vendor. He finds it hard to meet ends for his family, which comprises his ailing wife, father and two school going kids. Vanajan’s children – Subbu and Ambu are gifted with special talents. It is basically an inspiring tale of how the underprivileged defy all odds to reach new heights.
The film has an elaborate supporting cast comprising of Deepak Parambol, Kavitha Nair, Anil Nedumangad, Baby Ardra, Master Adhithyan and Jayaraj Warrier. Movie Musical Cutz presented it in association with Mumbai Cine Talkies.