Lijo Jose Pelliserrys next film A to head to OTT
Aparnna Hajirnis -
Lijo Jose Pellissery, director of Jallikattu and other blockbuster films will be releasing his next film 'A' on OTT platforms directly. This will come off as a surprise and a shock to many of his fans, who would have been expecting the ace director to release his films on the big screen. But several films these days all across the globe are releasing on OTT platforms due to the ongoing pandemic.
For the uninitiated, Lijo Jose Pellissery is an Indian film director and actor who works in the Malayalam Cinema. Known for his unconventional approach in directing, his films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, an aestheticization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue and very long takes. He is a recipient of the Best Director Award at the 48th Kerala State Film Awards for Ee.Ma.Yau and a recipient of Silver Peacock for the best director at the 49th International Film Festival of India and 50th International Film Festival of India for his films Ee.Ma.Yau and Jallikattu respectively. He also received the Silver Crow Pheasant Award at the International Film Festival of Kerala 2018. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential filmmakers of Indian Cinema.
Pellissery made his debut in 2010 with the crime film Nayakan and followed it up with the crime-drama City of God (2011) and the black comedy satire Amen (2013), the last mentioned, commercial success at the Kerala box office. His fourth film, Double Barrel, an experimental film received only mixed reviews. His fifth film was again a crime-gangster film Angamaly Diaries (2017), starring almost 90 new actors, which preceded Ee.Ma.Yau, released in 2018. His latest movie Jallikkattu premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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