Bollywood filmmaker Priyadarshan is always known for churning out money-spinning comedies at an amazing frequency. Recently, he made an off-beat Tamil film titled Kanchivaram which depicts the plight of famous silk-weavers of Kanchipuram in pre-independent India. The film unfolds against the backdrop of the first rumblings of labour unionism in South India.
Kanchivaram is a neatly crafted, visually lush film and has won acclaim at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival.
After the world premiere at Toronto, Kanchivaram will be shown at the Pusan Film Festival in South Korea. Besides, inquiries from several other major international festivals Palm Springs, San Francisco and Stuttgart, among others have begun to pour in.