What lies in the eye

Chennai : A Tamil feature film titled ‘Kannile Irrupathenna’, written and directed by Bahinie Thevarajah has won awards at over 20 global film festivals worldwide. Bahinie is a full-time science actuary who was born in Australia to Eelam Tamil parents. Bahinie filmed the movie in Australia back in 2018. Due to Covid restrictions, the film did not premiere until it was released in October 2021 by Tamil film producer CV Kumar, said a press release.

Bahinie originally produced the film under the banner Sai Baba Productions.  In respect and memory of her father who passed away recently, Bahinie named her company Thevarajah Studio. The movie was shot entirely in Melbourne, Australia with Indian origin cast members. The film is based on mental health, parenting and unfair judgement women receive in society.