Parallel Lines which is an independent Tamil film, is said to screen in Canadas’s Mosaic International SouthAsian Film Festival (MISAFF), which will go on till December 12. The film is written, directed and produced by Kiran R. Kiran R has assisted legendary filmmaker Mani Rantam along with directing his own short films prior to Parallel Lines.
The film is said to star theatre artists from the Koothu-P-Pattaria group. The two artists are Vatsan M Natarajan and Masanth Natarajan. The film was shot 25 days before the lockdown began. In September Mani Ratnam shared the films poster in the Madras Talkies.
With a small team of seven members only, the filmmaker and his team shot the film all over Tamil Nadu and Coimbatore using guerrilla filmmaking techniques.
The story line is centred around two best friends who befriended each other on social media, Facebook and their first time meeting in real life. They share a few things in common, their names and their feelings towards injustice and crimes committed against women in India. The film is about their first meeting and the events that transpire between the two. The cinematography is done by Sundar Ram Krishnan and the background score is composed by Santhan Anebajagane.
The film will be making its world-wide premier at the festival. All the movies will be available for screening in Canada from the 4th to the 12th of December. Arun Karthik’s Nasir is also a part of the line-up of this year.