‘Maadathy – an unfairy tale’ to screen in Busan fest

A still from ‘Maadathy’

Chennai: ‘Maadathy – an unfairy tale’ is a Tamil independent feature film directed by Leena Manimekalai to be screened in upcoming Busan International Film Festival. Golden Ratio Films (GRF) of Singapore-based Media Investment entity Vistas Media Capital (VMC), co-produces the film. This film is a tale about a young girl who grew up in an oppressed caste and how she refused to be defined by her birth identity and came to be immortalised as their local deity, Maadathy.

The film reflects on caste, gender, violence, faith that are embedded in the culture and adapts a style that makes it a contemporary fairy tale. Directed by filmmaker Leena Manimekalai, this feature film is a mix of drama and mystery.

Co-Producer Piiyush Singh said, “We are extremely delighted and pleased to announce that the film is going to witness its world premiere at the festival. It is an attempt to highlight the struggles of an oppressed community and generate awareness about the same in the mass audience through one of the finest film festivals of the world.” Director Leena Manimekalai, said “Korean Cinema has always been a guiding light for me as an independent filmmaker. So, It is super thrilling to be starting Maadathy’s journey from Busan, South Korea the land of remarkable cinema.And a world premiere at Busan will definitely bring the deserving visibility to the tale of the oppressed, the un-seeables, what Maadathy stands for.”


NT Bureau