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A rural coming of age story

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Sep 26, 2019, 12:40 am IST
Updated Sep 26, 2019, 12:40 am IST
Madhumitha received the Best Director award when the film premiered in London’s UKAFF.
A still from the movie Karuppu Durai
 A still from the movie Karuppu Durai

Director Madhumitha is once again in limelight for her latest film KD (a) Karuppu Durai. The film, revolving around a form of euthanasia called Thalaikoothal practised in southern Tamil Nadu, has been receiving several honours and accolades at international film festivals.  Madhumitha received the Best Director award when the film premiered in London’s UKAFF.

Speaking about her venture, Madhu says, “KD has been a fantastic journey for all of us so far. As someone who was born in India but raised abroad, I have always been perceived as an urban filmmaker, and unconsciously chosen to tell urban stories. However, KD is different. KD is set in Virudhunagar and Tenkasi and is a rural coming of age story.” Mu Ramasamy, who has acted in many films including Joker, plays the lead role and 9- year-old Naga Vishal plays the young boy.

 

KD follows a bedridden 80-year-old coma patient who suddenly wakes up after overhearing his family’s plan to kill him by performing an ancient euthanasia ritual. Heartbroken, he escapes from home and accidentally meets 8-year-old orphan Kutty, who is full of life. How Kutty encourages KD to complete his bucket list forms the rest.

The movie produced by Yoodlee Film is set to hit the marquee in November.

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