The Mammootty starrer Peranbu, directed by Ram, was screened at the prestigious Shanghai International Film Festival and received a good response. The film is getting ready for release in India and director Ram, during its audio launch, revealed that plans are on to release the film in China.
If this happens, Peranbu will be the first Tamil film to be released in the country. Ever since the Aamir Khan starrer Dhangal was released in China, there has been a good demand for Indian films there. Films such as Bhajrangi Bhaijaan, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Hindi Medium did well in China earlier this year which proves that the market for Indian films is increasing. If Peranbu is released in China, it will be the first Tamil film to be released there and the second south Indian movie to do so with the first being Baahubali.
Peranbu premiered at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) earlier this year and then screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival to positive response which has made its release in India highly anticipated. The film was ranked 20th among the 187 films that participated in the audience award category and was nominated for the NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) award.
The film stars Mammootty in the lead role where he plays the dad of a girl child. The star cast of Peranbu also includes Anjali, Samuthirakani, Vadivukkarasi, Sadhana, Livingston, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Anjali Amir, Siddique and Aruldoss.
Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed music for this flick with Theni Eswar wielding the camera and Suriya Pradhaman editing. The film is bankrolled by PL Thenappan under his banner Sri Rajalakshmi Films. Peranbu is a bilingual that will be released in Tamil and Malayalam simultaneously.
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