Due to the global pandemic hitting last year many theatrical release films were on halt and didn’t make it to theatres because of which the makers of several films had to release their ventures directly on OTT platforms.
And now Kollywood has organized the Chennai International Film Festival, many OTT releases and top films will be screened at this event including Oscar race Suriya’s ‘Soorarai Pottru’; Aishwarya, Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘Ka Pae Ranasingam’ and Jyothika’s ‘Ponmagal Vandhal’.
Soorarai Pottru directed by Sudha Kongara had won many accolades from the audience plus critics which received all rave reviews, released on Amazon Prime Video on November 12, 2020. It has also joined the Oscars race for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score, among other categories.
Here’s the list of total 13 Tamil films which will be screened at the Chennai International Film Festival:
3. Soorarai Pottru
4. Ponmagal Vandhal
5. Mazhaiyil Nanaigiren
6. My name is Anandhan
8. The Mosquito Philosophy
12. Ka Pae Ranasingam
13. Kanni Maadam
Apart from Kollywood films, the festival will screen in a total of 91 films, this includes seven Oscar-winning films namely Apples, Quo Vadis, Aida?, Listen, The Sleepwalkers, Agnes Joy, Running Against the Wind, Running to the Sky will also be screened during the festival. A Tulu language film Pingara and an Oriya language film Kalira Atita will be the other regional films to get screened during the festival.