Director Bijukumar Damodaran’s new film Veyil Marangal (Trees Under the Sun), has won the Best Artistic achievement award at the Golden Goblet competition at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival.
Veyil Marangal is the first Malayalam film in 7 years to be nominated. The previous Malayalam entry being Akashathinte Niram, which was also directed by Biju. Veyil Marangal, starring Indrans, is the only Indian film to be selected from 3964 film submissions from 112 countries this year, and had made it to the final nomination list along with 14 other movies.
Director Biju’s Facebook post reads,
Congratulations Dr Biju, Indrans and team!