The International Film Festival of Rotterdam is one of the most prestigious film fests in the world. Films from across the globe take part in it but very few Indian movies have found their way up there. The 47th edition of the IFFR commenced on January 24 and will conclude on February 4.
Several movies from around the world are being screened here.
Peranbu, directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Ram, starring veteran actor Mammootty in the lead role, was screened at the prestigious event on January 27 and has captured the attention of the film buffs in a big way.
According to reports, the audience award poll is being conducted and Peranbu is currently in the 17th position. The film has made it to the top 20 and with four more days to go for the film festival to conclude, we can expect the filmâ€™s ranking to go further up. It may be mentioned here that 140 films from various countries are participating in this fest.
Directed by Ram, the film stars Mammootty as Amuthan, a taxi driver in the Middle East. The star cast is impressive with Sarath Kumar, Anjali, Anjali Ameer, Samuthirakani, Vadivukkarasi, Sadhana, Livingston, Suraj Venjaramood, Siddique and Aruldoss.
Anjali Ameer will be making her debut in this film. Yuvan Shankar Raja is the music composer with Theni Easwar being the cinematographer and Suriya Pradhaman as the editor. The film is bankrolled by PL Thenappan under his banner Sri Raja Lakshmi Creations.
Peranbu, which premiered at the IFFR will be out at the theatres in May this year. It is, in fact, a bilingual that will be released in Malayalam and Tamil. It may be mentioned here that Mammoottyâ€™s last Tamil release was eight years ago with Vandae Maatharam in 2010.