Renji Panicker and Jayaraj bag top honours in Imagine India International Film Festival
Jayaraj’s most recent film in the Navarasa series, ‘Bhayanakam’ is continues to go places. The movie starring Renji Panicker and Asha Sarath in the lead is adapted from two chapters in Thakazhi Shivashankara Pillai’s epic novel, ‘Kayar’. At the National level, ‘Bhayanakam’ has won three awards — Best Direction, Best Adapted Screenplay (Jayaraj) and Best Cinematography (Nikhil S Praveen). The film also won Best Music Director (MK Arjunan) and Best Colourist at the Kerala State Film Awards.
‘Bhayanakam’ has now bagged a couple of awards at the Imagine India International Film Festival held in Madrid, Spain. While Jayaraj won the award for Best Screen Writer ( Adapted), Renji Panicker bagged the award for Best Actor. The two also attended the festival in Spain and received their awards.
‘Bhayanakam’, the sixth film in Jayaraj’s ‘Navarasa’ series, explores the emotion of fear and pain. Renji Panicker plays the role of a postman, who is a former soldier who had taken part in the First World War. Asha Sharath’s character Gowri Kunjamma’s two sons are also soldiers and are deployed at the Second World War’s battle front. The movie delves deep into their anxiety and fear about the war.