Controversial Sanskrit film Priyamanasam selected at IFFI
Controversial Sanskrit film Priyamanasam, which was rejected by the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) for supposedly advancing Hindutva philosophy, is good to go to open the Indian Panorama 2015 area at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
Coordinated by Vinod Mankara, Priyamanasam, just the third motion picture to be made in Sanskrit, is about the seventeenth century writer researcher, Unnayi Warrier.
The 90 minutes long stretch film "Priyamanasam" manages the contentions and mental distress experienced by Warrier, while penning his masterpiece Nalacharitham Aattakkatha (a Kathakali play). Vinod, charmed that the film has been chosen for screening, denies that it has anything to do with Hindutva ideology."The film is simply immaculate craftsmanship, and doesn't look to advance any belief systems," Vinod says.
He likewise doesn't mince words when discussing the film's dismissal at the IFFK. "The jury was not up to the imprint. The general population accountable for the determination of movies there don't have a place with silver screen or news coverage." About making the film in Sanskrit, the executive says that the dialect was dependably dear to him. "Sanskrit music was a major a portion of my youth. Priyamanasam was not a simple film to make, as it is the first Sanskrit film to be made in 22 years. As you probably are aware, there are just two other Sanskrit movies ever constructed." He's alluding to Adi Shankaracharya (1983) and Bhagavad Gita (1993), both coordinated by G V Iyer. The 10-day-long IFFI will start on November 20.