Indrans wins Best Actor award at Singapore South Asian International Film Festival
Dr Biju’s new film ‘Veyilmarangal’ (Trees Under the Sun) continues to garner acclaim from international venues. After premiering at the Shanghai International Film Festival and bagging the ‘Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award’, the film has now struck gold at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival. Lead actor Indrans has been chosen as the Best Actor for his extraordinary performance in the film. This is the first international award for Indrans, a veteran who has been active in Malayalam film industry for over three decades.
Earlier at the Shanghai Festival, ‘Veyilmarangal’ was the only Indian film in the main competition section. It was selected for competing for the Golden Goblet Award for Best Feature Film along with 14 other films, shortlisted from 3964 submissions from 112 countries. It was also the first Indian film in six years to compete in the Festival. By bagging the ‘Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award’, ‘Veyilmarangal’ became the Indian film to win an award at Shanghai.