ENGA OORU KAATTILAE

ENGA OORU KAATTILAE (TAMIL SHORT FILM WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

Sivaraman, shortly called Siva, is a simple villager who earns his living from his land and from working in others’. He is known for solving the problems that come about with his practical understanding of the situation. His loving wife, Uma, also works in the fields along with Siva. Uma is hardworking and takes care of all of the household duties as well.

Nine-year-old Saravanan was born after many long years of Uma and Siva’s marriage. He is the apple of their eyes and the heart of their hearts.

Saravanan is playful and kind to everyone. He loves drawing more than anything in the world. He draws anything he sees on any surface – the bark of a tree or a wall or the floor. Saravanan also improves his drawing skills with his father’s support.

Saravanan can be just spending hours drawing something or exploring something on the fields, alone, except for one situation. He feels scared to walk alone or be alone when it is dark.

When Saravanan was hit with a medical condition that could cost his eyes, leading to permanent darkness, how does Siva, who found practical solutions for many hurdles in his life, handle it? How does Uma take it? And above all, did Saravanan succumb to what he faced? Or did he survive it?

  • Kamraj Sundram
    Producer
  • Ashokkumar
    Director
  • Ashokkumar
    Writer
  • Kamraj Sundram
    Key Cast
    "Sivaraman"
  • Joshua Parisutham
    Key Cast
    "Saravanan"
  • Jennifer Richard
    Key Cast
    "Uma"
  • Karthiraj Mani
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Karthikeyan"
  • SR Mohamed Dawood
    Music
  • SP Mani
    DOP
  • Deepak LP
    Editing
  • Rohit M
    Art
  • Avinash
    Sound Design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    எங்க ஊரு காட்டிலே
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    37 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Tamil
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ashokkumar

Through 'Enga Ooru Kaattilae,' Ashokkumar debuts as a director.

He has supported the vision of producer Kamraj Sundram to bring technical excellence to meaningful film making, brilliantly, with his commitment and ability in orchestrating the show and directing the team.

Ashokkumar has been working as a creative head in the Tamil film industry for years. He is known for his excellent screenplays.

He also is a writer. Ashokkumar's film work and writing always carry an element of optimism with a deeper understanding of human nature. He has worked as the story & screenplay writer for 'Mai' and dialogue-writer for 'Onbathule Guru.'

His impressive dialogues that gave life to the characters in the movie 'Mai' were lauded by the famous Tamil weekly magazine, 'Ananda Vikatan.'

He worked as a creative head for the film 'Nedunalvaadai,' released in 2019. Mainstream media recognize the film as a film of substance, authenticity, and a film that portrays real-life beautifully.

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Director Statement

I want love as my identity. There is no other identifications I desire.