~Special Jury Award in San Diego International Kids Film Festival, USA
~Best feature film– “Nadym International Film Festival” & “Votkinsk International Film Festival,Russia
Chennai, 30th September, 2019:“Appuvinte Sathyanveshanam”, a feature film directed by Sohanlal and produced by Dr. A.V.Anoop of AVA Productions & Mukesh Mehta of E 4 Entertainment has bagged three International Awards. The movie which started its journey in International Film Festivals with premier screening won the Special Jury Award in San Diego International Kids Film Festival, the USA and the best feature film Russia – “Nadym International Film Festival” & “Votkinsk International Film Festival which was organized by ‘Festival Plus’ a non-governmental organization. The Festivals had participation from more than 39 countries.
The film which centers on the realistic approach of a child in understanding the truth based on the Gandhian values reinstates about being true in all aspects. The lead role as Gandhian was played by Dr. A.V.Anoop who has worked predominantly in the Malayalam movie industry is a dedicated stage artist and a strong proponent of theatre.
After bagging the award, an elated Dr. A.V. Anoop, Producer, AVA Productions said, “I am deeply grateful and honored that our film has received three internationally acclaimed awards. The film is a simple depiction of the moral predicament of the nine-year-old boy Appu and the inspiration he draws from his Gandhian grandfather about the sense of goodness in treading the virtuous path. Gandhian values and philosophies are a guiding light to mankind even in the midst of the turbulent times that the world is living in. I feel that as a filmmaker I wanted to espouse the teachings and principles of the Mahatma to the younger generation. “
Apart from the international awards the movie also grabbed awards for “Best Costumer & Best Child Artist” at Kerala State Film Critics Award and Child artist Master Ridhun also won the award for Best child artist for the movie at the 49th Kerala State Film Awards held at Thiruvananthapuram Kerala.
The film was shot by National award-winning cinematographer, M J Radhakrishnan. The main cast also includes Manian Pillai Raju, Sudheer Karamana and Meera Vasudevan.
About AVA Productions:AVA Productions has been conceived with a passion towards art. Movie is an art which is an integral part of society that can contribute in many dimensions. The journey which started in the year 2007 has witnessed the release of feature films, documentaries & short films. AVA Productions has steadily established itself, the vision is also to establish itself in the global film market with release of English movies. The canvas has been engraved with various subjects that had message and entertainment to society with a combination of senior artists along with the aspiration of the young generation as beginners into film world. Many credentials have been received for the films produced under the banner with participation in various International & National film Festival which includes Festival De Cannes. Notable among the various awards are National Film Award, Kerala State Film award, Ramu Kariat Award,Vijay Award etc.