We have a question for you, have you seen the Malayalam films, Mothoon and Run Kalyani ? If you haven’t, then a big reason has cropped up for you to do the needful. The films have bagged major awards at the recently concluded, 20th New York Indian Film Festival.
Run Kalyani is directed by debutant Geetha J and its leading actor, Garggi Ananthan (who played Kalyani), won the best actress award at the festival. But what is the film about ? Run Kalyani revolves around a young woman cook, who lives a mundane lifestyle and has to take care of her bedridden aunt.
On the other hand, Geetu Mohandas’s film Mothoon won multiple awards. It received the Best Film, Best Actor (Nivin Pauly) and Best Child Actor (Sanjana Dipu) awards at the festival.
Mothoon is a film about a young boy trying to find his long lost elder brother, in the underworld and dark places of Mumbai. Director, Anurag Kashyap had helped to write the hindi dialogues of the film, while he also served as one of its producers.
Nivin Paul thanked the festival for the award and tweeted :
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) August 3, 2020
Rest of the award winners at the festival are :-
Best Documentary: Tailing Pond
Best Feature Documentary: Son Rise
Best Short (Narrative): Arabian Nights
Best Screenplay: Knock Knock Knock
Best Director: Achal Mishra, Gamak Ghar
You can catch Mothoon on Zee5.