Malaysian film ‘Ennaval’ scores award at Toronto International Tamil Film Festival 2021


The 2019 film starring C. Kumaresan and Sangeeta Krishnasamy is awarded the Jury Award for Best Crime Thriller Feature Film. Photo: Genieworkz Studios

Malaysian Tamil film Ennaval wins the Best Crime Thriller Feature Film (Jury Award) at this year's Toronto International Tamil Film Festival.

Held annually in September at Toronto, Canada, the festival showcases over 100 shorts and feature films.

The jury members are filmmakers and artistes from Chennai, India, as well as Tamil journalists and lecturers in the entertainment industry based in Canada and the United States.

According to a statement from Genieworkz Studios – which produced Ennaval – the film is inspired by real life people and events. It explores "the significance of trust and communication in a relationship".

It stars top Malaysian Tamil actors C. Kumaresan and Sangeeta Krishnasamy, and is directed by Saran Z, an award-winning composer making his directorial debut.

Saran stated: “I wanted to make a film that allows audiences to feel and reflect themselves in their relationship, in terms of commitment, communication and loyalty.”

Ennaval was originally released at cinemas in Malaysia on Sept 26, 2019.

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