Mani Ratnam loves Lijo


Coronavirus lockdown has made many celebrities to do videos or social media chats and Suhasini Mani Ratnam is also one among them. The actress-filmmaker did a live video at her home, along with her husband and ace director Mani Ratnam.

She told Mani Ratnam: “Your favourite director, Lijo Jose Pellissery, is watching this.” Remember Suhasini is popular in Mollywood too, as she has done some memorable movies in Malayalam.

Then she told Lijo, “Mani has been saying so much about your films. I have seen only one film of yours.” Mani Ratnam added: “Lijo, I’m a big fan of yours. You are probably one of the best directors today. Congrats. Keep it up.”

After Suhasini mentioned Lijo’s ‘Jallikattu’ and ‘Ee Ma Yau’, Mani Ratnam added, ‘Angamaly Diaries’ and ‘Amen’, and expressed his admiration for the young filmmaker.

Lijo Jose Pellissery is a filmmaker and actor who works in the Malayalam cinema. Known for his unconventional works, he is a recipient of the Best Director Award at the 48th Kerala State Film Awards for ‘Ee Ma Yau’.

He is a recipient of Silver Peacock for the best director at the 49th International Film Festival of India and 50th International Film Festival of India for his films ‘Ee Ma Yau’ and ‘Jallikattu’, respectively.  He also received the Silver Crow Pheasant Award at the International Film Festival of Kerala 2018.


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