Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum

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Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum
Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum.jpg
Directed byVasanth S Sai
Screenplay byVasanth
Story byAshokamitran (Vimosanam)
Adhavan (Ottam)
Jeyamohan (Devakich chiththiyin diary)
Produced byVasanth
StarringLakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli
Parvathy Thiruvothu
Kalieswari Sreenivasan
Karunakaran
Sunder Ramu
CinematographyN. K. Ekambaram
Wide Angle Ravishankar
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Hamsa Productions
Distributed bySonyLIV
Release date
  • October 2018 (2018-10) (Mumbai Film Festival)[1]
26th November 2021 (OTT)
Running time
123 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum (transl. Sivaranjani and a few other women) is a 2021 Indian Tamil-language anthology film directed by Vasanth S Sai.

The film notably has no score, instead featuring sounds designed by Anand Krishnamoorthi. The production of the film started in early 2015, had the premiere in 2018 at several film festivals and finally released through OTT platform SonyLIV, skipping theatrical release.[2]

This film won three National Film Awards: Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing.[3]

Summary[edit]

The film contains three female-centric short stories written by the writers Ashoka Mithran (Vimosanam), Adhavan (Ottam) and Jeyamohan (Devakich chiththiyin diary).[4] starring Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Parvathy Thiruvothu, and Kalieswari Sreenivasan in the lead roles.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Production work for the film began during January 2015, with Vasanth beginning a schedule for a new film starring Parvathy Thiruvothu were approached to be a part of the cast, as was actor Karunakaran[5] Vasanth noted that the film would be women-centric and would be made as a tribute to his late mentor, K. Balachander, who often depicted strong woman characters in his films. The film was revealed to have three female-centric short stories written by writers Jeyamohan, Adhavan and Ashokamitran.[6][7]

Vasanth shot scenes featuring Pooja Kumar during September 2015, but later changed the script and dropped the actress from the project.[8] The lead actress of the film Dheepan (2015), Kalieaswari Srinivasan, was also recruited to portray a role in the film during late 2015.[9] In August 2016, Vasanth revealed that the film was "seventy percent" complete.[10] In November 2017, Parvathy revealed that she had completed work on the film and that she would portray a working woman in the early 1990s. She added that the film was shot on a small budget and the creative work was done in a single room rather than having a big film set.[11] Salsan Jose is the Dolby Atmos mix engineer.

Release[edit]

Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum skipped theatrical release, but opted for a digital one on 26 November 2021 on SonyLIV.[12][13]

Reception[edit]

The Hindu has written a review praising Director Vasanth has made a "powerful anthology delves deep into the minds of women across three time periods".[14] Times of India rated the movie 4.0/5 appreciating the film as "A Superbly made, Immensely affecting Anthology".[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shangkharee (29 August 2019). "Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum: Women-Centric Tamil Film To Be Screened In Japan Film Festival". Varnam Malaysia. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Director Vasanth: I want people to remember my films!". Sify. 16 August 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "68th National Film Awards: Editor Sreekar Prasad wins it for the ninth time".
  4. ^ "இயக்குநர் வசந்த் கைவண்ணத்தில் படமாகிய சிறுகதைகள்!".
  5. ^ "Vasanth, Padmapriya together again - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 14 January 2015.
  6. ^ Rao, Subha J. (26 January 2015). "A tale inspired by water". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "Padmapriya in Vasanth's pro-women film - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Pooja Kumar in Vasanth's film - Times of India". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "'Dheepan' lead pair reunite for Tamil project". 3 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Director's cut". 18 August 2016 – via www.thehindu.com.
  11. ^ Shetty, Karishma. "Exclusive! Parvathy talks about her upcoming film with Anjali Menon and how she deals with social media hate". Pinkvilla.
  12. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/sonyliv/status/1458426716867682314. Retrieved 10 November 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Vasanth's acclaimed Tamil film Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengalum to have a direct release on Sony LIV". OTTPlay. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  14. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (28 November 2021). "'Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum' movie review: An extraordinary portrayal of the ordinary". The Hindu.
  15. ^ M, Suganth (28 November 2021). "Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum Movie Review". Times of India.

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