PS Vinothraj’s 'Koozhangal' wins Tiger Award at Rotterdam Film Festival 2021

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Feb 09, 2021, 09:12 AM(IST)

Vicky Kaushal congratulated team 'Koozhangal' despite his Oscar snub at Indian jury selection level Photograph:( Twitter )

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'Koozhangal' is the first Tamil film to win this award.

Tamil film ‘Koozhangal’ won the director PS Vinothraj the coveted Tiger Award at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021. 

‘Koozhangal’ is now the first Tamil film to have won this award. 

Winning the Tiger Award, director Vinothraj took to Twitter to share the happy news with his fans and wrote that it was “dream come true” moment. He wrote,  "Feeling emotional!!! Pebbles won the Tiger Award 2021. Our Hardwork, patience & Dream finally came true. Thank you all for your love and support (sic)."

Check out his post here:


The project is backed by Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan under their banner Rowdy Pictures. They too shared a picture with the team and wrote, and recently shared a picture with the entire Koozhangal team and wrote, "2021 Rotterdam @iffr #TigerAward #winner (sic).”

Debutant director PS Vinothraj's ‘Koozhangal’ stars newcomers Karuththadaiyan and Chella Pandi in the lead roles. The film explores the relationship between a drunkard father and his son and how they get back the mother, who would have gone back to her parent's house because of her abusive husband.

Koozhangal premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival on February 4. After Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's ‘Sexy Durga’, ‘Koozhangal’ is the second Indian film to win the award.

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