Manju Warrier starrer Kayattam selected for Busan International Film Festival
Manju Warrier’s upcoming film ‘Kayattam’ has been selected for screening at the Busan International Film Festival. The film is directed by Sanal Kumar Saidharan. Most of his films have had a good run at the festival circuits. His last film ‘Chola’ had its world premier at the Venice International Film Festival. His controversial film ‘Sexy Durga’ aka ‘S Durga’ had won the Hivos Tiger Award at the 2017 International Film Festival of Rotterdam and became the first Indian film to do so.
In ‘Kayattam’, Manju plays the role of a hiker. The film was completely shot in Himachal Pradesh. Manju has also produced the film along with Shaji Mathew and Aruna Mathew. It was during the film’s shoot last year that Manju along with the crew got stranded in the flood-hit remote areas of Himachal Pradesh. The crew got stuck in an isolated village after a series of flash floods and landslides blocked the roads. Timely intervention from the Kerala government, Union Ministry and Himachal Pradesh government helped the crew return back to safety.