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Malayalam film set to premiere at Montreal film fest

MUMBAI: The Montreal World Film Festival, which is kicking off on 27 August, will see the premiere of Malayalam film Kutty Srank (The Sailor of Hearts) on the opening day.

The film will be screened in the “World Greats” section of the 12-day festival.



Directed by noted filmmaker Shaji N Karun, the film revolves around a mariner (Srank) played by Malayalam superstar Mammootty. Kamalini Mukherjee, Padmapriya and Sri Lankan actress Meenakumari are playing lead female artiste in the movie.



Kutty Srank is a short-tempered, lonely, but law-abiding boatman whose work leads him to travel the back waters of Kerala. One day, when the local police station discovers an unidentified body washed ashore, three women come forward claiming it to be the dead body of Kutty Srank. Each of the three women - a rich women aspiring to be a Buddhist nun, a convict, and a mute - claim to be Srank‘s wife.


Director Shaji N Karun is coming back after a long pause with this film, and he tells the story of the mariner and his voyages through the eyes of the three women.


Kutty Srank is produced by Reliance Big Picture and Mega production house in Malayalam, and will be released later in India.

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