Koozhangal wins Best Film Award in IFFR, Nayanthara and Vignesh Sivan shares their happiness

Koozhangal, a production of Nayanthara and Vighnesh Sivan, won the Tiger Award at the 50th Rotterdam International Film Festival. Vignesh Sivan wrote on Instagram that he was very happy to receive the award. Nayanthara and Vignesh Sivan joined the Koozhangal team to celebrate the victory.

Recently, their production company Rowdy Pictures acquired the copyright for the film ‘Kozhangal’ directed by PS Vinod Raj. The Tiger Award is accompanied by a Euro 40,000 cash prize, to be shared between the director and producer of the winning film.


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The jury of the festival featured Mosotho screenwriter Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, Syrian filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia, Egyptian visual artist Hala Elkoussy, Dutch screenwriter Helena van der Meulen, and producer Ilse Hughan. On the festival’s website, the jury described Koozhangal as a lesson in pure cinema.

“Although the story deals with grueling poverty in the searing drought-ridden landscapes of southern India, it succeeded nonetheless in captivating the jury with its beauty and humor,” the jury added. Koozhangal stars a host of newcomers and is produced by Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara.