Sinamkol becomes the first film on Tamil Eelam to get ‘U’ certificate
Certain genres and themes are bounded to miss out the opportunity of catering to universal audiences in accordance to the censor certifications. In particular, the movies based on Tamil Eelam have been loud examples of such instances for it involves wars, bloodsheds, strong dialogues, which are often insisted by CBFC for mutes and cuts. However, “Sinamkol” breaks the myth and proves to be a pioneer by getting certified ‘U’. The Canadian born Ranjith Joseph is delighted for this earnest reason that is followed by another one of having worked with Sinhalese technicians.
“We decided to shoot the film entirely in places like Jaffna and Mullaitivu in Sri Lanka, so that the audiences get an experience of being closely connected to the premise,” says Ranjith Joseph, who pulls out an exciting information that it’s the first ever time, the entire technical team involving 78 crewmembers had travelled to Sri Lanka for shooting this film. “In fact, some of the technicians were Sinhalese and there was a complete unity on the sets. Such things occurred as a real boon to this project.”
Sinamkol is funded by Sri Lankan Tamilians across Europe, Canada and Tamil Nadu, which is scheduled for July release. Director Ranjith Joseph also confirms that the film has been sent for the National award nomination.
Elaborating about the film’s premise, Ranjith says, “The story deals with the problems faced by Tamils in Sri Lanka over the decade after war. The film is about a person (played by Aandavan Kattalai fame Aravindhan), who gets released from prison after 6 years only to see that his house is taken over by Sri Lankan army and his family is missing.” The director tots up citing that Sinamkol involves some hard-hitting realities that Tamilians are facing.