Kaavalan to screen at Shanghai Film Festival

MUMBAI:Organisers of the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) have selected Tamil film actor Vijay’s film Kaavalan for screening in the Panorama section. The festival kicks off on 11 June.

It is for the first time in his career spanning 53 films that Vijay‘s film is being selected to be screened at an international festival. The actor has accepted to be the chief guest of the festival after an invitation from the organisers. The actor has decided to take time off from shooting to attend the festival.

Said Rekhs, co-ordinator for South Indian movies for International film festivals and the person responsible for subtitling, "I had gone to Dehradun to do a one-minute role in Shankar‘s Nanban (Tamil remake of Three Idiots). I had the opportunity and time to meet Vijay there. I told him that I had subtitled Kavalan. Vijay readily offered to pay the cost of registering and couriering the film to festivals.”

The SIFF will take off with Director Barry Levinson and other six international judges attending the opening ceremony. Levinson‘s works will be shown in the Tribute to the Masters section.

The Film Festival, founded in 1993, is China‘s only A-category international film festival accredited by the Federation of Film Producers Associations based in Paris and also one of the most prestigious film festivals in Asia.

Every year, SIFF receives nearly 2,500 entries from over 80 countries of which 200 films are selected.

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