Indrans starrer Veyilmarangal set to compete at Shanghai International Film Festival
Indrans’ new film ‘Veyilmarangal’ (Trees Under the Sun) directed by Dr Biju is having its world premiere today (June 17) at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival. It is also competing for the Golden Goblet Award for Best Feature Film along with 14 other films, shortlisted from 3964 submissions from 112 countries. ‘Veyilmarangal’ is the only Indian film in the main competition section. It is also the first Indian film in six years to compete in the Shanghai Film Festival.
Interestingly, the last Indian film to have competed for Golden Goblet, ‘Color of Sky’ (Akashathinte Niram), was also directed by Dr Biju. This year’s festival is being held from June 15-24. Tickets for the world premiere of ‘Veyilmarangal’ has already been sold out. The screening will be by director Biju, Indrans, producer Baby Mathew Somatheeram and actor Prakash Bare.
Dr Biju, is one of the most revered filmmakers in the parallel cinema sphere in Malayalam. Almost all his films have been widely acclaimed, with some of them even garnering international acclaim.