Adoor's film hailed at film festivals

Oct 31, 2007 IANS

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31 (IANS) Malayalam film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan, back in business after five years with his 10th feature film "Nallu Pennungal", Wednesday said the movie has been hailed at international film festivals.

The Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner said the movie was screened at the Toronto and London film festivals and won good reviews from critics.

"Set in the 60s, the film tells the tale of four women, each coming from a different social stratum. It was quite a difficult task to weave a film story linking these four different women because the characters were taken from four short stories of the great writer Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai," said Adoor.

"The period of the 60s had to be recreated without leaving out anything. Since I do my films after a lot of research, I think I have done a remarkable job," he said.

The film, which will be released Thursday, has been co-produced by Adoor and Martin of Emil & Eric Digital Pictures.

Martin said: "The commercial viability of this film was never on my mind because I have produced several films. While I make money on other films, a film by Adoor is in a class of its own, where considerations are beyond the box office collection."

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