Sudani From Nigeria wins Audience Choice Award in Hero and Time International Film Festival, Russia

Zakariya Mohammed. Credit: Facebook

Malayalam film Sudani From Nigeria has bagged the audience choice award in Hero and Time International Film Festival 2019, Zhelesnovdsk, Russia. The film written by Zakariya Mohammed, with dialogues co-written by Muhsin Parari was recently screened at the Cannes festival. Shyju Khalid who was also the cinematographer of the film produced it with Sameer Thahir.

International Film festival “Hero and Time” is a showcase of feature and documentary full-length films, depicting the actual problems of modern social life. The Festival draws attention to a realistic figure of the hero who can be identified with the modern age (nowadays).

The film stars Soubin Shahir and Samuel Abiola Robinson. The story follows a Nigerian football player who joins a club in Malappuram, Kerala for the sevens football match.

The film won five awards at the 49th Kerala State Film Awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value, Best Debut Director, Best Actor (Shahir), and Best Character Actress (Savithri and Sarasa).

Zakariya also won Aravindan Puraskaram, Padmarajan Award and Mohan Ragavan Award in the director category. The film also bagged FIPRESCI Award for best malayalam film in 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala.

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