Pariyerum Perumal and Peranbu to be screened at IFFI 2018

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By Stephen Fernandes Mobile: 9820707327 Email: stevfern@gmail.com

Mari Selvaraj’s highly acclaimed directorial debut, Pariyerum Perumal, has been selected for screening at the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa. Apart from the Pa Ranjith production, three other Tamil films – Ram’s Peranbu, Chezhiyan’s Tolet and Siva Chelvan’s Baaram – have been selected for the Indian Panorama section. Of the four, only Pariyerum Perumal has had a theatrical release.

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Pariyerum Perumal narrates the story of a youth hailing from Puliyankulam village near Tirunelveli. Pariyan (Kathir) belongs to an oppressed caste, as evident from the setting of the film and the people he comes across in this story.

Peranbu, also titled Resurrection, is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language film written and directed by Ram and produced by P. L. Thenappan. It features Mammootty, Anjali, Sadhana and Anjali Ameer in the lead roles

It is notable that Mari Selvaraj has earlier worked as an assistant director to Ram on films like Thanga Meenkal and Taramani. This will be the first time both Ram and Mari Selvaraj have their films screened at the same event.

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