Sanskrit movie Priyamanasam to be screened in more film fests

Sanskrit movie Priyamanasam to be screened in more film fests

The world's third Sanskrit movie "Priyamanasam", premiered at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) last November, is all set to get more audience.

Directed by Vinod Mankara, the period film on the life of 17th century Keralaite poet-scholar Unnayi Warrier, has been selected for a number of prestigious movie galas.

"The movie will be screened in various international film festivals to be held in the country, including at Chennai, Pune and Jaipur, this month," Mankara said.

The movie had opened the panorama section of IFFI in Goa and the Third Eye Asian Film Festival at Mumbai last year, he said.

The one-and-a-half-hour-long period film revolves around the mental conflicts and agonies experienced by Warrier while he had penned his magnum opus 'Nalacharitham aattakkatha' (Kathakali play).

"Adi Shankaracharya" (1983) and "Bhagavad Gita" (1993), directed by G V Iyer, are the only movies ever made in Sanskrit before. 

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