‘Saudi Vellakka’ has made it into the ‘New York Indian Film Festival’ after screening at a number of major festivals, including the ‘International Film Festival of India (IFFI).’ The festival’s best picture prize went to Tharun Moorthy’s first effort as a filmmaker. The film ‘Saudi Vellakka,’ has won the best film award and received raving reviews at the festival.
The joyous news has now been announced by the filmmaker on social media. In the message, Tharun Moorthy stated, “As I write this to convey my sincere gratitude for winning the Best Film Award for ‘Saudi Vellakka’ at the New York Indian Film Festival, I am overcome with a sense of huge gratitude. This recognition is a tremendous honour, and I am honoured to be recognised among such a creative and dedicated group of filmmakers.”
The ‘Saudi Vellakka’ director said that the honour serves as a reminder of the potential of storytelling to cross barriers and unite people: “This award serves as a reminder of the power of storytelling to bridge gaps, overcome borders, and unite people. Additionally, I want to extend my sincere gratitude to the movie’s actors and crew. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the unique talents, steadfast dedication, and unbounded enthusiasm of each and every person involved. Your skill and commitment have given the characters life, generating feelings and making a deep connection with the audience. Thank you to my amazing directing team for supporting me in good times and bad.”
‘Saudi Vellakka,’ directed by Tharun Moorthy, is available on SonyLiv. The cast includes Lukman Avaran, Binu Pappu, Devi Varma, Dhanya, Ananya, and Sujith Sankar, and it is produced by Sandeep Senan.