Pariyerum Perumal is set to be screened in five Chinese cities of Hainan Island as part of the Spring Screenings of Hainan Island International Film Festival that begins tomorrow. The film was directed by Mari Selvaraj and produced by Pa Ranjith.
The Hainan Island International Film Festival takes place in Sanya, Hainan, China with Jackie Chan serving as the ambassador. The festival is jointly hosted by the provincial government and the Film Bureau of Hainan.
The makers took to social media to announce that the movie had been selected for the festival.
Karuppi's footsteps reaches yet another country.
We are elated to inform that #PariyerumPerumal is selected to screen in 5 cities in Hainan island, China as a part of Spring Screenings of Hainan Island International Film Festival.@beemji @mari_selvaraj @officialneelam @pro_guna pic.twitter.com/nHo7nW5PVa
— Pariyerum Perumal (@pariyankaruppi) March 28, 2019
This is the latest recognition that has come the way of the movie. Last month, Mari Selvaraj was presented with the Samashtee Award 2019 from Samashtee Foundation in association with Ambedkar Centre for Social Justice, Mumbai University. The award was presented to him by actor, director and producer Anurag Kashyap.
Speaking at the event, Mari Selvaraj said, “For a man like me who hails from Tirunelveli, being accepted and appreciated by a huge crowd for Pariyerum Perumal, and leading a discussion about the film among students, is what is the real victory. Despite not knowing the language, they understood the pain and the truth which Pariyan wanted to convey. I’m happy to see that Pariyan has reached everyone’s heart and created a conversation among the people regarding the issue.”
Pariyerum Perumal, a film that focused on caste oppression, starred Kathir and Anandhi in the lead roles with Yogi Babu in a supporting role. The film was produced by director Pa Ranjith. Music was composed by Santhosh Narayanan.
Earlier this year, the film featured among the list of six films that were screened at the Dalit Film and Cultural Festival at the Columbia University, New York.
The movie was also adjudged the Best Film at The Norway Tamil Film Festival.