Maamanithan, recently released by Vijay Sethupathi, won first prize at the Tokyo Film Awards. The film, which stars Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie in the lead roles, won Best Asian Film (Golden Winner) at the festival.
The film’s director, Seenu Ramasamy, took to Twitter to share the news with his fans and followers. He wrote, “Happy to share our feature film #Maamanithan Won Tokyo Film Awards 2022 (sic).” He thanked the film’s producer-composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and the crew members.
Category (Best Asian Film) Gold Winner
Happy to share our #Maamanithan feature film won the Tokyo Film Awards 2022
— Dr. Seenu Ramasamy (@seenuramasamy) August 2, 2022
Other big winners at the Tokyo Film Awards include Love song by Takahiro Kawabe at 5 p.m. (silver) and Nomadic Doctor by Mart Bira (bronze).
Maamanithan is the moving story of an ordinary man who struggles to provide a good education for his children. He tries to sell his land to get them into a private school but gets cheated. It depicts the immense struggle of an ordinary man to obtain the basic things in life.
Seenu Ramasamy, who is known for telling stories of rural Tamil Nadu, won a national award for Thenmerku Paruvakatru, which was also Vijay Sethupathi’s debut film as a lead actor. Over the years, Sethupathi and Ramasamy have collaborated on four projects.
Neerparavai, Dharma Durai and Kanne Kalaimaane are other popular films by the director.