Fahadh Faasil's 'Joji' wins top honour at Swedish International film fest
Fahadh Faasil’s Malayalam film Joji won the ‘Best International Feature Film Award’ at the Swedish International Film Festival. Faasil shared the news on Thursday, and wrote, “Good News from Sweden ! JOJI won The Best International Feature Film Award @ the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF) 2021.”
Joji was directed by Dileesh Pothan, written by Syam Pushkaran, and released on 7 April on Amazon Prime Video. The film, is inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’ and revolves around Joji, an engineering dropout who aspires to become an NRI.
The film, driven by ‘greed and ambition’ is set in a plantation family in Kerala. After Joji’s father falls ill, Joji’s plans of acquiring his shares of the property are derailed when his father’s health starts improving.
Speaking to a group of journalists about Joji, Fahadh Faasil had said, “We are vaguely inspired by Macbeth, themes of greed and power are the same, Joji is driven by the same things, except that the set up is smaller. Joji doesn’t want power over a kingdom or anything, he just wants control over his house.”
“Joji” marked the third directorial collaboration between Pothan and Faasil. The duo earlier worked on 2016 comedy-drama “Maheshinte Prathikaaram” and National Award-winning feature “Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum” (2017).
Faasil will next be seen in Allu Arjun-starrer “Pushpa” as well as Kamal Haasan-starrer “Vikram”, also featuring Vijay Sethupathi.