The Indrans’ starrer 'Veyil Marangal' (Trees Under the Sun), directed by Dr Biju has won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at the 22nd Shanghai International film festival.
This is the first time that a Malayalam film won an award at the festival. 'Veyil Marangal' won after competing under the Golden Goblet Award competition category.
This is the second film of Dr Biju to be screened at the festival after Akashathinte Niram (Colour of Sky), in 2012. Incidentally, it was also the last Indian film screened at the festival and competed in the same category.
'Veyil Marangal' was among the 3964 entries submitted from 112 countries and was the only entry from India.
Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, known for films like Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter Sleep headed the jury.