Sillu Karuppatti, the romantic anthology directed by Halitha Shameem, has won an award at the Toronto Tamil International Film Festival. The director announced the news of the award onher Twitter page, writing, “It’s always a delight to get such mails from film festivals! #Sillukaruppatti”.
Released in December 2019, the film, which narrated four romantic stories involving people in four age groups, had Samuthirakani, Sunainaa, Manikandan, Nivedhithaa Sathish, Leela Samson, Kravmaga Sreeram, Sara Arjun, and Rahul playing the lead roles. The film, which was distributed by actor Suriya’s production house, won widespread appreciation at the time of its release from both the public and the critics. The feel-good nature of the film also made it one of the most-talked-about films during the lockdown, with many viewers tweeting to the director and telling her about how the film left them with a smile on their face.
The Toronto Tamil Film Festival describes itself as an annual showcase of Tamil Cinema created by Tamils internationally on its website. It claims to be “one of the most significant festival of Tamil films held anywhere outside of Indian subcontinent”, with a potential audience of 500,000 Canadians of Tamil descent.