Kanyaka Talkies

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Kanyaka Talkies
Kanyaka Talkies (Virgin Talkies) Poster.jpg
Film poster
Malayalam: കന്യകാ ടാക്കീസ്‌
Directed by K R Manoj
Produced by Tropical Cinema
Written by Ranjini Krishnan
P. V. Shajikumar
K R Manoj
Starring Murali Gopy
Alencier Ley Lopez
Maniyan Pilla Raju
Sudheer Karmana
Music by Rajivan Ayyappan
Cinematography Shehnad Jalaal
Edited by Mahesh Narayanan
Tropical Cinema
Work in Progress
Distributed by Tropical Cinema
Release date
  • 2013 (2013) (Mumbai Film Festival)
  • 10 July 2015 (2015-07-10) (India)
Running time
115 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Kanyaka Talkies (English translation: Virgin Talkies) is a 2013 Indian Malayalam-language film[1] co-written and directed by K R Manoj in his feature directorial debut.[2] It is based on a story by P. V. Shajikumar.

The film premiered at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival and has subsequently been screened as the opening film of the Indian Panorama at the 44th International Film Festival of India,[3] in October 2013. It has since screened at all major Indian film festivals including IFFK, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune.[4][5][6][7] Kanyaka Talkies received the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) for Best Malayalam Film at the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala for its succinct and poignant dealing of the politics of Cinema, human desire and religion.[8][9] Forbes India magazine selected it as one of the five must watch Indian movies in 2014.[10] US premiere of Kanyaka Talkies was at 2014 NYIFF,where it won the award for Best Screenplay,and European premiere was at LIFF. East Asian premiere of the film was at HKIFF 2015. HKIFF described Kanyaka Talkies as 'a new and exciting embodiment of independent South Asian cinema'.[11] The film has won three awards at 44th Kerala State Film Awards.



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  18. ^ "SAARC FILM FESTIVAL 14' - The Sundaytimes Sri Lanka". Sundaytimes.lk. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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