|Directed by||B. Lenin|
|Produced by||Lakshmanan Suresh|
|Based on||Ooruku Nooruper
|Music by||Arvind Jayashankar|
|Edited by||Suresh Urs|
|Distributed by||National Film Development Corporation of India|
Ooruku Nooruper (sometimes Oorukku Nooruper; A Hundred Voices for a Cause) is a 2001 Indian Tamil film directed by film editor B. Lenin. Based on a 1979 novel of the same name by Jayakanthan, the film focuses on Capital punishment. The film won two awards at the 49th National Film Awards, including an Award for Best Regional Film.
Balan, a young artist, becomes a part of "Ooruku Nooruper", a revolutionary organisation. To promote the ideals of the group, he becomes a modern-day Robinhood, as looting becomes an integral part of his life. Anandan, a leftist freelance writer, supports Balan and runs a campaign against capital punishment. Being a part of a revolutionary group, Balan finds no time for his family. His wife Saroja feels she is alienated from her husband. In the meanwhile, Balan accidentally kills a priest while attempting a robbery and is sentenced to death. The organisation when gets to know this, ignores him and goes on with its activities as it believes cause more important than an individual.
National Film Awards
- National Film Award for Best Direction – Ooruku Nooruper (2002).
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil – Ooruku Nooruper (2002).
- Theodre Baskaran, S. (20 October 2002). "A language of visuals". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- "The Feature Film Jury of the 49th Annual Film Festival — 2002 Has Given the Following Awards:". NIC India. Archived from the original on 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2007-03-25.
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