Lijo Jose Pellissery Wins Best Director For Jallikattu At The 50th IFFI

Director Lijo Jose Pellissery won the best director award, for Jallikattu at the 50th edition of the International Film Festival Of India in Panjim. The award was announced at the closing ceremony of the film festival held on Thursday afternoon. This is the second time Lijo has won the best director award at this film festival. Last year, he had bagged the award for Ee Ma Yau.
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Jallikattu that premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in September, released in theatres in Kerala on October 17. The film, starring Chemban Vinod Jose, Antony Varghese and Sabu, is an official adaptation of writer S Hareesh’s short story.
Read: Jallikattu Review: A Visceral, Disorienting, Man vs Animal Film, That’s About More Than It Lets On
Over 190 films were screened from 76 different countries were screened at the festival which opened on 20 November. Among those, 90 were Indian Premieres, 6 were World Premieres and 11 were Asian Premieres.
The Golden Peacock Award for the Best Film was won by French-Swiss drama Particles directed by Blaise Harrison. The Silver Peacock Award for the Best Actor Male was won by  Sou Jorge for the film Marighella directed by Wagner Moura, while Marathi actor Usha Jadhav Silver Peacock Award for the Best Actor (Female) for the film Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005. 
Italian Director Riccardo Salvetti won the ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award for his film Rwanda. The best Debut Film of a Director Award was won by two films – Monsters by Marius Otleanu and Abou Leila by Amin Sidi Boumédiène.

Jallikattu Is Completely A Lijo Jose Pellissery Film: Writer S Hareesh

Hareesh, the winner of  Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2018 is back in his residence in Kottayam after attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where the world premiere of Jallikattu, the film adaptation of his short story Maoist, took place on September 8.The film adaptation of Maoist is action-oriented, with few instances of dialogues.  Jallikkattu completely belongs to Lijo, says Hareesh, who co-authored the screenplay with his friend Jayakumar.

Jallikattu Official Trailer Directed By Lijo Jose Pellissery

Direction : Lijo Jose Pellissery Producer : O. Thomas Panicker Screenplay : S Hareesh, R Jayakumar DOP : Girish Gangadharan Editor : Deepu Joseph Original Score : Prashanth Pillai Sound Design : Renganath Ravee Executive Producer : Salahudhin Naushad Art Director : Gokul Das Costumes : Mashar Hamsa Makeup : Ronex Xavier Stunts : Supreme […]

Jallikattu Official Teaser Directed By Lijo Jose Pellissery

Direction : Lijo Jose Pellissery Producer : O. Thomas Panicker Screenplay : S Hareesh, R Jayakumar DOP : Girish Gangadharan Editor : Deepu Joseph Original Score : Prashanth Pillai Sound Design : Renganath Ravee Executive Producer : Salahudhin Naushad Art Director : Gokul Das Costumes : Mashar Hamsa Makeup : Ronex Xavier Stunts : Supreme […]

‘Jallikattu Presents The Raw, Unvarnished Brutality And Ugliness Of Excessive Masculinity’: Santhy Balachandran

People are writing interesting scripts and elevating them through fresh approaches to filmmaking,” says Santhy, adding that for an actor, being part of a film is an exercise in faith.Santhy Balachandran, who previously appeared in Tharangam and Randuper, is at the Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of her new film Jallikattu, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery.

Jallikattu Review: A Visceral, Disorienting, Man vs Animal Film, That’s About More Than It Lets On

We get a day in the life of these people – Varkey (Chemban Vinod Jose) the butcher – his daytime job among flesh, and his night time secret forays into homes for flesh of another kind, his apprentice Anthony (Antony Varghese), Varkey’s sister Sophie (Santhy Balachandran), an abusive police inspector and his violently frustrated wife, a man whose daughter is getting engaged, a pacifist Catholic who likes to go by the book, Kuttachan, a local hero with personal grudges and a history of enmity with Anthony.

Director G Venkatesh Invites Jallikattu Winners To Act In ‘Seerum Puli’

Jallikattu happened in Tamil Nadu yesterday. It is the sport which made people from across the world look at Tamil Nadu when during the 2017 protests. Director G Venkatesh Kumar has released a statement inviting the winners of the sport this year to act in Seerum Puli, his biopic on the late chief of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Zayn Malik Records His First Hindi Song For A Bollywood Film; Jallikattu Movie Team To Unveil Song At Harvard On February 11

The Jallikattu team will unveil its second sound track at the Harvard University on February 11.  The song is titled Nee Than Tamilan (You are Tamilan) and has been composed by Ramesh Vinayakam.In an interview with Elle India, Malik talked about his first Hindi song, working with AR Rahman and why he likes Devdas. “Bollywood is so impeccable.

Madura Veeran Review: Not A Portrait Of Jallikattu

Granted, Shanmugha Pandian does raise pertinent questions about caste, but you want to know why; why does it matter at all, why are we being shown seemingly meaningless squabbles over who gets to inaugurate the event rather than the participants of the event themselves?Jallikattu makes fleeting appearances in the film over news clippings on television, the bulls are all there, a semblance of the sport is shown towards the end, but the film doesn’t quite narrate the tale of the families – and community – with an almost divine reverence for bulls.

‘Madura Veeran’ Is Not About Jallikattu Protest But About Tradition: Director PG Muthiah

Muthiah says that following the protest, he tweaked the script and removed all explanations about the sport, because most people had become familiar with and grown to understand the terms used in Jallikattu.The film’s newly-released teaser begins with a shot from the revolutionary protest on the sands of the Marina orchestrated mostly by youths in favour of the sport. “The film is not about the protest, or the controversy surrounding the sport, but about the tradition.

PETA’s Non-Apology An Example Of Their Bullheaded Strategy On Jallikattu Issue

PETA has apologised to Actor Suriya for claiming that Suriya was using the jallikattu protests to promote his film Si -3. In an email sent to his lawyer R Vijayanand, PETA India’s CEO Poorva Joshipura extended her ‘wholehearted apology’ to the actor after he claimed their comments caused him “mental stress”. The apology is not very apologetic, though. 

Jallikattu Protests Descend Into Mayhem

The Jallikattu protests have taken a turn for the worse. Protestors, who were asked to evacuate Marina Beach earlier today, have resorted to pelting stones at Police officers in retaliation. Vehicles parked outside Ice House Police Station, in Chennai, were set on fire. Major roads in Chennai have also been blocked by students, reports say.

The Real Story Behind The Jallikattu Protests

Last year, Balasekhar Somu and Karthikeya Sivasenapathy held a press meet to talk to the public about the many holes in PETA’s argument, “The original petition to ban Jallikattu was put forward by People For Animals, Animal Welfare Board Of India, and Humane Society Of India.However, in a comprehensive article on the impact of the Jallikattu ban on rural livelihoods, Caravan journalist Aparna Karthikeyan argues that animal-rights groups like PETA and AWBI which filed the case that led to the ban “have not engaged with the people most affected by it, or done anything to mitigate the fallout, including the threat to indigenous cattle”.

Nadigar Sangam’s Jallikattu Protest Faces Backlash

Nasser, President of the Nadigar Sangam, had asked the media not to cover the fast, to avoid deflecting attention from the Marina protest.Actor Silambarasan, who joined the Marina protest earlier this week, criticised the Nadigar Sangam’s move.And so photographers and videographers from media agencies were barred entry into the venue, even as the website allegedly run by Vishal’s spokesperson began posting regular updates from the protest.