PVR Director’s Rare to release Names Unknown (Perariyathavar) on December 12th
Story of a marginalised family, this Malayalam movie won two National Awards in 2013
In its attempt to give wide release to regional National Award winning films, PVR Director’s Rare is bringing Malayalam film Names Unknown (Perariyathavar) by Dr. Biju Kumar Damodaran in theatres on December 12th across India. ‘Names Unknown’ was bestowed with two National Awards in 2013 – National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation & National Film Award for Best Actor(Suraj Venjaramoodu).
Names Unknown tells the story of marginalized people in Kerala through the life of a father and his eight year old son. The father works as a temporary sweeper and along with Chami, his friend & fellow worker, he collects garbage from the city streets into a vehicle and dumps at a rural village.
They both belong to a tribal community. During the travel in the garbage truck, the father and son experience the life of many nameless, faceless marginalized people like them in the midst of huge buildings and roaring vehicles.
The movie is directed by Dr. Biju Damodaran, produced by K. Anilkumar from Ambalakkara Global Films and stars Suraj Venjaramoodu and Indrans in the lead role. Other than the main actors, many characters in the film were real people from the street of Kerela.
Talking about the release of Names Unknown, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, JMD, PVR Ltd. Said, “We are extremely proud to give a national platform to Dr. Biju’s work of art which rightfully garnered two National Awards. PVR Director’s Rare’s endeavour is to always showcase such brilliant cinema to a wider audience and make people aware of the excellent work that’s being done at the regional level.
Speaking on the release, the director, Dr. Biju Kumar Damodaran said, “I was extremely honoured to receive the highest award from the Indian government for the movie. I am thankful to PVR Director’s Rare that audience across India will be able to see and connect with the movie that showcases lives of the under-appreciated people on the streets.
Names Unknown will be releasing across theatres in Mumbai Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Cochin on December 12th, 2014.
Movie: NAMES UNKNOWN (PERARIYATHAVAR)
Director: Dr. Biju Kumar Damodaran
Cast: Suraj Venjaramoodu, Indrans, Nedumudi Venu, Master Govardhan
Release Date: December 12
Names Unknown (PERARIYATHAVAR) Festivals/ Award-
India’s National film award 2014 for best film on Environment Conservation.
India’s National film award 2014 for best Actor.
Official selection Montreal world Film Festival, Canada August 2014
Official selection / In Competition , Asia Pacific Screen Awards , Australia October 2014
Official selection/Competition Mumbai Film Festival, India October 2014
Official selection African Diaspora International Film Festival, New york.
Official selection Kolkata International Film Festival, India November 2014
Official selection Kerala International Film Festival, India December 2014
Dr. Biju Kumar Damodaran Profile:
Bijukumar Damodaran, known as Dr. Biju, is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam cinema.
He is professionally a homoeopathic doctor. His first three films were a trilogy on terrorism named Saira (2005), Raman (2008) and Veettilekkulla Vazhi (The Way Home; 2010 ) that got several Indian and International recognitions. He served as the jury member at the 30th Fajr International Film Festival (Iran, 2012), International Film Festival of Kerala (India, 2011) and National Film Awards (India 2013).
About PVR Director’s Rare:
PVR Director’s Rare is the limited release arm of PVR Group and works as a spring board to support the theatrical release of critically acclaimed cinema from across the world and niche content.
Launched in October 2011, PVR Director’s Rare has been involved with the theatrical release of more than 81 films which includes an eclectic mix of Indian indies, international indies, cult classics, short film packages and avant grade documentaries. Recent release includes Nebraska, August Osage County, HER, Begin Again and documentaries like Fire in the Blood, The World Before Her etc.
PVR is the largest and the most premium film entertainment company in India. It is listed as India’s Most Trusted and Most Attractive brand – The Brand Trust Report, 2013 in the Category of Entertainment and Display. PVR is currently amongst the top 10 cinema companies in the world with respect to the terms of admissions per screen, entering the World Economic Forum’s List of Fastest- Growing ‘Global Growth Companies’. The brand currently operates a cinema circuit comprising 454 screens in 102 properties in 43 cities in India.