Bala’s ‘Paradesi’ nominated for eight awards in London Film Festival

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Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Bala’s ‘Paradesi’ nominated for eight awards in London Film Festival

Director Bala has directed four movies in Tamil, starting with ‘Sethu’, and his last directorial venture was ‘Paradesi’.  Bala received the best director Award for ‘Naan Kadavul’, and for other movies, he has won four National Awards, six international Tamil film awards, and many regional awards. 

‘Red Tea’ is English novel by PH Daniel, which was translated in Tamil and released as a novel.  Bala made Tamil movie ‘Paradesi’ based on the novel.  Movie ‘Paradesi’ hit screens in the last March across the globe.  Hindi director Anurag Kashyap was amazed at the excellence of the movie and released it in all the North Indian states. 

In a development, Tamil movie ‘Paradesi’ has been nominated for eight awards in International Film Festival to be held in London in October. 
The centenary celebrations of Indian cinema are being held. It is to be noted that, in the history of Tamil cinema, ‘Paradesi’ is the only Tamil movie nominated for eight International Film Awards. 

Tamil movie ‘Paradesi’ has been nominated for eight awards in Film Festival to be held in London. The move ‘Paradesi’ has been nominated for best film, best director, best foreign film, best foreign director. The movie has been nominated for best director, best lead actor (Atharva), best cinematographer (Chezhian), best music Composer (GV Prakash Kumar), best costume designer (Poornima Ramaswamy). 

Although films from America, Russia, Lebanon, South Korea, Chile, and Europe are competing for awards in the London Film Festival, ‘Paradesi’ is the only movie nominated for maximum number of awards.  For the first time, Tamil film artistes are participating in competition across the globe on par with international technicians.  The film awards are to be announced in the second week of October.

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