Appatha, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan, has been selected as the opening film at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Film Festival. The upcoming film, starring Urvashi, is billed as a “beautiful story of an unlikely bond” that instills the values of respecting your parents and finding yourself.
According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the screening of Appatha will be held in Mumbai on January 27 at the Films Division Complex.
Priyadarshan said the team was “honoured” that his directorial Appatha had been chosen as the opening film of the festival.
“I would like to thank my producers Jio Studios and Wide Angle Creations for bringing me this simple and beautiful story. It was a pleasure to work with this film and it’s amazing to work with a phenomenal talent like Urvashi on her 700th film milestone.
“Appatha is unlike anything I have attempted before and I look forward to seeing how the audience responds to it,” the acclaimed filmmaker said in a statement.
Appatha is written by Hardik Gajjar with screenplay by Priyadarshan and Deepthi Govindarajan.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Film Festival is organized by the Government of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting through the National Film Development Corporation in collaboration with the SCO Council of Heads of State.
The film extravaganza ends on January 31.