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Santosh Sivan's Urumi to screen at Busan fest

MUMBAI: Santosh Sivan‘s Prithviraj-Genelia D’souza starrer Urumi has been selected to be screened at the Busan International Film Festival that commences from 6 October.


The film will be screened in ‘A Window to Asian Cinema‘ category.


Urumi will have two versions for screening - a standard three-hour theatrical version and a 90-minute English version made for the international market.


Urumi is the second most expensive Malayalam film ever made with a budget of about Rs 200 million and has been dubbed into Tamil, Telugu and English.
 
The film, spread between the second and third visits of Vasco da Gama to India, chronicles a varied version of how da Gama could have met a bloody death in AD 1524.


It is set in the backdrop of the fierce warrior clans of Northern Kerala in the 16th century and focuses on Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar (Prithviraj) - a man whose target and mission is to resist or kill Dom Vasco da Gama, the Viceroy of the Portuguese empire in India.


This is the second time that a film by Sivan will be screened at the festival, the first being his 2005 film Navarasa.


The film has been titled Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal in Tamil while the English version has been named Vasco Da Gama. The Hindi title is being finalised.


The film has been titled Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal in Tamil while the English version has been named Vasco Da Gama. The Hindi title is being finalised.

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