WOW: Parthiban's Oththa Seruppu gets 3 International awards! Huge Honour!
Radhakrishnan Parthiban’s last directorial venture was Oththa Seruppu: Size 7 which was an innovative attempt in Tamil cinema. Oththa Seruppu entered the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records for being the first ever solo act film performed by its maker and the attempt garnered wide attention. It was a bold decision to make a film with just one character appearing throughout the film and interestingly, the film received positive reviews. The experiment did not go wrong and turned out to be a successful venture. The film was honoured with many prestigious awards at renowned International Film Festivals and here is another feather to the cap.
This Parthiban directorial has bagged not one, not two, but three important awards at the recently concluded Toronto Tamil International Film Festival 2020. This includes Jury Award for Best Feature Film, Jury Award for Best Feature Film Director and Best Solo Act Award. Talking about this honour, Radhakrishnan Parthiban says, “It’s yet another heartwarming treat for me as I feel honoured to get these prestigious honours at Toronto Tamil International Film Festival. The way they acknowledge and honour the hard work and effort of artistes and technicians is really awe-inspiring and I am extremely happy to have bagged three honours for my film Oththa Seruppu Size 7.
Such appreciations instill in me the urge to go ahead and make more new attempts. I take this opportunity to thank every jury member of the Toronto Tamil International Film Festival, my friends from the film fraternity, press, media and audiences, who wholeheartedly appreciated and personally took efforts in spreading the positive word about the film. OS7 was a seed of vision that I sowed last year with lots of challenges faced and now it’s gifting me with harvests of joy. Filled with more confidence, I am now sowing my next vision – Iravin Nizhal, which I trust will reap me the fruits of joy for next year.”
The Hindi remake of Oththa Seruppu is in the cards and if things go as per plan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui will play the lead role in that. As quoted in the official statement, Parthiban’s next directorial venture will be Iravin Nizhal which is planned to be made as a single shot film, from start to finish, without any cuts. Let us hope that Iravin Nizhal also turns out to be as successful as Oththa Seruppu.
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