13th Madurai Film Festival 2011
Films from South India – Competition for SARAT CHANDRAN MEMORIAL AWARD
Director: Simon George; Duration: 10.30; Original Language: Tamil
Short synopsis: It is a short film about runaway children.
Director: Abhijit Purohit; Duration: 14.58; Original Language: Kannada
Short synopsis: Hope is the story if kitty, a boy who has been waiting for success for a long time. Due to lack of opportunities kitty decides to kill himself.
3. DYING STREET HORSES
Director: M. Nehru; Duration: 36 Min.; Original Language: Tamil
Short synopsis: In a highly desensitized medium like cinema, trying to evoke pain just showing the daily suffering of a few miserable lives was an ordeal.
4. EPPATIKI PASIVALLE (CHILDREN FOREVER)
Director: V. Sundar raja; Duration: 05.30; Original Language:Telugu
Short synopsis: A film about mentally retarded kids, which proves that with proper training, we can make these kids to grow and live on their own.
Director: K.Prakash Suvarna; Duration: 60 min.; Original Language: Tulu
Short synopsis: Bhagya is a film about an aggrieved fisherwoman, whose dreams to settle down as a housewife in life never realizes. This film is based on the true life story of illiterate fisherwomen.
6. THE SOUL OF VIBRANT SHADOWS
Director: Upendra.K.R; Duration: 44 Min.; Original Language: Tamil and Malayalam
Short synopsis: It is a documentary movie about Annamala pulavar, a puppeteer, philosopher and a scholar of Tholpavakoothu. This film can give you insight into his work.
7. TEARS OF SHORES ( Thuyaram Padintha Karaikal)
Director: J.D.Imaya Varman; Duration: 93 Min.; Original Language:Tamil
Short synopsis: The film narrates the miseries of the Indian Tamil fishermen who are affected by Sri Lankan Navy.
8. SABDA REKHA - A VOICE PROOF
Director: Nirmal.S; Duration: 14 Min.; Original Language: Malayalam
Short synopsis: Seyathalavi musaliyar is waiting by the road for his son Aslam who is returning home after being abroad for a long time.
Director: Ananth Shine; Duration: 29.35 sec; Original Language: Kannada
Short synopsis: All of humanity belongs to one caste.
Director: Pavel Nava Geethan; Duration: 16 min; Original Language: Tamil
Short synopsis: Story about lost childhood, children as domestic workers.
11. NADAIMEDAI (PLATFORM)
Director: K.Jayamurugan; Duration: 9.45 Min; Original Language : Tamil
Short synopsis: This film is about a journey of a highly paid U.S return software engineer who accidentally did a shoe repair job at a railway station in India.
12. GREEN GANESH FESTIVAL
Director: Raviraj Chandrakant Naik; Duration: 24.25 min.; Original Language: English
Short synopsis: The film is about adopting eco-friendly methods of idol making during Ganesh festival considering water pollution caused by plaster of Paris idols and toxic paints.
13. BAHADUR- THE ACCIDENTAL BRAVE
Director: Aditya Seth; Duration:65 min; Original Language: Nepalese
Short synopsis: Nepali migrant male workers in Mumbai are affected with HIV AIDS .
14. NODIGAL (SECONDS)
Director: D.Abijith; Duration: 8.26sec; Original Language : Tamil
Short synopsis: “Speed thrills, but kills “, do not accept a bribe; a wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of JUSTICE.
15. A FIRED SOUL
Director: M. Aravid kumar; Duration: 60 min.; Original Language : English
Short synopsis: A contemporary shadow puppetry show on Gandhi as a fired soul, takes the young narrator into a quest to explorer a fired soul Gandhian for his apprehensions and finally ends up surprisingly self-revised.
16. BRIAN’S GANDHI
Director: Ram I. Saravanan; Duration: 10.28 sec; Original Language: Tamil & English
Short synopsis: Brian and his daughter Joan, on a trip to India, spot a broken statue of Gandhi at a road side waste paper mart. They decide to act.
17. The Monologue
Director: Suresh George; Duration: 29:08; Original Language: Tamil & English
Short synopsis: The Monologue is all about exploring an illusive state of mind inside a thriving young man who bleeds inside each second to make it big as an actor someday, with hopes as string attached.
18. KELADI DRAUPATHI
Director: Sashikanth Anathachari; Duration: 1:54:00; Original Language: Tamil & English
Short synopsis: Every year in over 200 villages in Tamilnadu, the Mahabharatha is celebrated as a festival. Draupadi is seen as the protagonist of the epic, and the epic is performed so that Draupadi can hear story again.
Director: M.Ganesan; Duration: 8 min 20 Sec; Original Language: Tamil
Short synopsis: Awareness about environment.
20. Securing Livelihoods: Director: A.Selvam; Duration: 13 min; English
Documentary about differently abled women proving their capability of being no lees than any human being.
21. Navilavathu Natpu: Director: G.S.Karthick; Tamil
The short film is about ragging among college students.
22. Endemic : Director: Niranjanah, Jithin Thomas, Reshma Emmathy, Mohammed Sameer; 7:15 min; Mute film
A satire film on corruption in south India.