Vignesh Shivan & Nayanthara’s film wins prestigious awards at international film festivals – Tamil News
Rowdy Pictures Pvt Ltd is a Tamil film production house owned by new-age director Vignesh Shivan and Lady Superstar Nayanthara. The production house has a distinctive film set up its sleeve.
The Talented Director – Kollywood queen couple presents low budget experimental Tamil film Koozhangal (Pebbles) directed by debutant PSVinothkumar. Yuvan Shankar Raja composes the music for Pebbles. Critics who watched were stunned to see it and said it was the most authentic and impactful reflection of poverty and patriarchy in India’s rural roots.
Koozhangal is yet to be released, but the film has been selected and screened at numerous film festivals around the world and won a handful of prestigious awards. He has received rave reviews from all the places he’s been. It is said to be one of the best Indian arthouse films.
Pebbles was first shortlisted for the 50th Rotterdam International Film Festival and won the festival’s most prominent award, the Tiger Award. After winning the Respected Tiger Award, the film went on to screen at New Directors New Films North America, Jeonju Asian Film Festival, Indian Film Festival, 50th Kyiv Molodist Film Festival, Festival Shanghai International Film Festival in China, at the Indian Film Festival in London, at the Midnight Sun Film. Festival.
Recently the film was selected for one of the most important film festivals in the world, the Shorts International Film Festival in Italy. Koozhangal won the award for best film there. The jury of the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) elected Koozhangal alias Pebbles as “Premio SNCCI – Best Feature Film” at the International Short Film Festival in Italy.
The Transylvanian Film Festival selected the film for screening last week. He could also win rewards. The juries, filmmakers and critics of the various film festivals have declared that Koozhangal / Pebbles is a true product of cinematic realism.