'Paradesi' nominated for eight awards at London film fest

Chennai, Aug 14 : Critically acclaimed Tamil period-drama "Paradesi" has been nominated for eight awards, including best film, at the London International Filmmaker Festival (LIFF).

LIFF is scheduled to take place between Oct 12 and 18 in Ealing, London.

The English title of "Paradesi", directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, is "Vagabond".

"Paradesi" is nominated for best film, best foreign language feature film, best director of a foreign film and best director of a foreign language feature film.

It is also nominated for best music (G.V. Prakash Kumar), best cinematography (R. Chezhiyan) and best lead actor (Atharva Murali) and best costume (Poornima Ramaswamy).

Set in the pre-independence era, "Paradesi", based on the book "Red Tea" by Paul Harris, is the story about the plight of tea plantation workers in south India.

Released earlier this year, the film featured Atharva Murali, Vedhika Kumar and Dhansika in lead roles.

At the 60th National film awards, "Paradesi" won an award for best costume design for Poornima Ramaswamy.

--IANS (Posted on 14-08-2013)

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