Mani Ratnam, one of India’s most respected and successful filmmakers,had been honoured recently with Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
After the honor at Venice, Mani Ratnam and the Raavanan team are now in South Korea for the special screening of Raavanan at the Pusan International Festival, one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.
The Tamil and Hindi versions of director Mani Ratnam’s Raavanan were screened on October 8th, Friday at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea. Mani Ratnam, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Shardha Trilok, Vikram, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are now in Pusan attending the festival.
” Indian cinema preserves the country’s strong oral tradition that uses music to express emotions, and that indigenous quality sets apart and enables Bollywood to move the international audience” , veteran Indian director Mani Ratnam said after the screening.
Promoting his latest film “Raavan” during the Pusan International Film Festival, Ratnam said his film, now internationally distributed, is “just a small step” forward to the world market.
The Pusan festival, which began on Thursday, will conclude on October 15.