National Award Winning director Dileesh Pothan’s second film “Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum” will be having its North American premiere at the 2017 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival this November. The dark comedy starring Fahadh Faasil, along with Suraj Venjaramoodu and Nimisha Sajayan, had a limited release in India and the UAE over the summer, during which it garnered extremely positive reviews.
Pothan’s follow up to his award winning “Maheshinte Prathikaaram” is the quirky tale of an extremely confident and oddly charming thief, expertly played by Faasil, who gives a small time police station and a struggling newlywed couple the run-around, after stealing the young bride’s gold necklace.
The film will play as part of the Vista program under its English title “The Mainour and the Eye-Witness” at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema on Sunday November 12th at 11:30 am. This is the 21st edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival – Canada’s largest showcase of Pan-Asian cinema – which takes place from November 9-18, 2017. In previous years the festival has showcased such hit Indian films as “Sairat”, “Kirumi” and “Monsoon Shootout”. “Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum” is the first ever Malayalam film to be screened at the long-running festival.