A Gun & a Ring

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A Gun & a Ring
A Gun & A Ring.jpg
Directed by Lenin M. Sivam
Produced by Vishnu Muralee
Written by Lenin M. Sivam
Starring Jon Berrie
Thenuka K
Baskar M
Mathivasan S
Kandasamy G
David B George
Arthur Simeon
Music by Pravin Mani
Cinematography Suresh Rohin
Edited by Pras Lingam & Lenin M. Sivam
Eyecatch Multimedia Inc
Running time
104 minutes
Country Canada
Language Tamil

A Gun & a Ring is a 2013 Canadian drama film written and directed by Lenin M. Sivam. The film explores the harsh realities faced by different generations of Toronto Sri Lankans. It was nominated for Golden Goblet Award [1] at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival.[2] It was also officially selected for the 37th Montreal World Film Festival (WFF) took place August 22 to September 2, 2013 to present under "Focus on World Cinema".[3]


The film explores the intertwined stories of seemingly ordinary people over a two-week period in Toronto. A young man, Gnanam, who attributes all his failures to his dark past and tries to confront it once and for all; a passionate detective, John, who questions his integrity and passion after making a fateful call; a depressed gay teenager, Aathi, who blames his father and his ideology for the suicidal death of his lover; a compassionate widower, Sornam, who is too preoccupied with the war back in Sri Lanka to protect his daughter from harm’s way; a grieving man, Ariyam, who questions his immigrant life in Canada after the tragic death of his only son; and a brave young war victim, Aby, who arrives at a Canadian airport with the hope of a fresh start only to find that she’s been abandoned by her fiancé. The film tries to delve deeper into the harsh realities faced by different generations of immigrants as they try to build a life in the adopted land yet unable to let go of their pasts. All these characters are indirectly linked through a Gun and a Ring.



  • Jon Berrie as Detective John
  • Thenuka Kantharajah as Aby
  • Baskar Mahendran as Gnanam
  • Mathivasan Seenivasagam as Sornam
  • Kandasamy Gangatharan as Ariyam
  • Shelly Antony as Aathi
  • David Brandon George as George
  • Sekar Thambirajah as Navam
  • Arthur Simeon as Abit
  • Selvajothy Ravindran as Latha
  • Gobi Thiru as Senthil
  • Michael Johnson as Detective Peter
  • Bhavani Somasundaram as Kala
  • Kiruthika Thusyanthan as Sevanthi
  • Mayoora Manokararasan as Malar
  • Thenusha Yogathasan as Meenu
  • Parthi Puvan as Malar’s boyfriend
  • Kokilan Maheswaran as Raj
  • Suthan Mahalingam as Alex
  • Christine Wall as Shelter Manager
  • Edward Konzelman as Restaurant Manager
  • Komeswaran Annalingam as Young Gnanam
  • Nisar Nagalay as Muthupandi
  • Vijay as Sideman


  1. ^ "Golden Goblet Award Nominees 2013". SIFF. Archived from the original on January 1, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Shanghai has action-packed competition". FBA. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Official Selection at The World Film Festival". WFF. Archived from the original on 2013-09-16. Retrieved Aug 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best Film Award at The Norway Tamil Film Festival". 
  5. ^ "Canadian Tamil Film Awards Gala, May 2, 2015, Toronto". 

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