Filmmaker Dr. Biju’s (Bijukumar Damodaran) Veyil Marangal (Trees Under The Sun) has won the best artistic achievement award at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival.
Indrans is playing the central character in Veyil Marangal.
Dr. Biju has earlier directed Saira, Raman, Veettilekkulla Vazhi, Akashathinte Niram, Perariyathavar, Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal, Kaadu Pookkunna Neram, Sound of Silence and Painting Life.
He has won several international awards and three national awards.
In Veyil Marangal, Dr. Biju “expands the discussion to include the fury and healing power of nature, which works alongside age-old discrimination in the lives of a Dalit family from southern India,” says Hollywood Reporter.