Janaki Vishwanathan

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Janaki Vishwanathan is an Indian film maker best known for her National Award-winning debut film [1] Kutty (2001) in Tamil, which focuses on the issue of child labour. She also directed her second film in Tamil which deals with the issues faced by Devadasi women .[2] This was screened at several film festivals [1]


  • 2002 Cairo International Children's Film Festival (Egypt)- Special International Jury Prize - Kutty
  • 2002 National Film Awards (India)- Silver Lotus Award - Special Jury Award - Kutty