Malayalam drama Udalaazham to be screened at Indian Film Festival at Melbourne; Details inside

The film Udalaazham revolves around a young tribal boy who is trying to deal with his gender identity issues. This film is all set to be screened at Indian Film Festival at Melbourne.
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Unnikrishnan Avala's directorial venture, Udalaazham has Mani in the lead who got famous for his role in the film Photogrpaher. The actor has also received a State Award. The film Udalaazham revolves around a young tribal boy who is trying to deal with his gender identity issues. This film is all set to be screened at Indian Film Festival at Melbourne. Udalazham had first premiered at the MAMI International Film Festival in Mumbai last year in October. This film was also screened at International Film Festival of Kerala.

This film's music direction is by singer Sithara Krishnakumar. Mani, who played the child actor in Mohanlal's 2006 film Photographer essays the role of a tribal trans woman called Gulikan. It is believed that the director Unnikrishnan Avala met a person who was like Gulikan's character in Nilambur's forest.

In Udalazham, the character of Gulikan suffers of being a woman trapped in a man's body. The character complains about her identity crisis to god for making her the way it is. At the age of 13, Gulikan gets married to the girl who was promised in Mathi. Remya plays Mathi who fits the character seamlessly and steps into the life, culture and environment of a young tribal woman married to a trans woman. They both know Gulikan will never make love to her. Remya picked up the tribal language called Paniya Basha for the film. There are stars like Anumol, Joy Mathew, Sajitha Madathil and Indrans. Mani, who essays the role of Gulikan, comes from a tribal family in Nilambur.

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