In its attempt to give wide release to regional National Award winning films, PVR Director’s Rare is bringing Malayalam film Names Unknown (Perariyathavar) by Dr. Biju Kumar Damodaran in theatres on December 12th across India. ‘Names Unknown’ was bestowed with two National Awards in 2013 - National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation & National Film Award for Best Actor(Suraj Venjaramoodu).
Names Unknown tells the story of marginalized people in Kerala through the life of a father and his eight year old son. The father works as a temporary sweeper and along with Chami, his friend and fellow worker, he collects garbage from the city streets into a vehicle and dumps at a rural village. They both belong to a tribal community. During the travel in the garbage truck, the father and son experience the life of many nameless, faceless marginalized people like them in the midst of huge buildings and roaring vehicles.
The movie is directed by Dr. Biju Damodaran, produced by K. Anilkumar from Ambalakkara Global Films and stars Suraj Venjaramoodu and Indrans in the lead role. Other than the main actors, many characters in the film were real people from the street of Kerela.
Talking about the release of Names Unknown, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, JMD, PVR Ltd. Said, “We are extremely proud to give a national platform to Dr. Biju’s work of art which rightfully garnered two National Awards. PVR Director’s Rare’s endeavour is to always showcase such brilliant cinema to a wider audience and make people aware of the excellent work that’s being done at the regional level.
Speaking on the release, the director, Dr. Biju Kumar Damodaran said, “I was extremely honoured to receive the highest award from the Indian government for the movie. I am thankful to PVR Director’s Rare that audience across India will be able to see and connect with the movie that showcases lives of the under-appreciated people on the streets.
Names Unknown will be releasing across theatres in Mumbai Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Cochin on December 12th, 2014.