Catamaran (Kattumaram)


Synopsis: From the POV of a conservative maternal uncle, who cares deeply for his Tsunami-orphaned niece and nephew, we see his gradual transformation as he accepts his niece’s relationship with a woman. The fisherman Singaram works hard to provide for his Tsunami-affected family while trying to arrange a groom for his niece, who rejects the many alliances he brings. At a crucial moment, Singaram comes to know that his niece Anandhi is in love with a fellow female teacher Kavita. As he comes to terms with his niece being a lesbian, he is ostracized by his  community because of her sexual transgression. Kattumaram engages with patriarchy and sexual orientation in a coastal South Indian village.

Rating: R21
Screening Date:  1-Sep-19

Screening Time:  1.30pm

Venue:  Golden Village (Suntec) 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Suntec City Mall (East Wing, 038983)

Screen: 5

Language:  Tamil

Runtime: 73mins

Subtitle:  English

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Swarnavel Eswaran


Mysskin, Preeti Karan, Anusha Prabhu

About Director

Swarnavel Eswaran is a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India and the University of Iowa. He is an accomplished filmmaker and his recent documentaries include 'Tsunami: Waves from the Deep' (2018), 'Hmong Memories at the Crossroad' (2016) and 'Migrations of Islam' (2014). He teaches film studies/production at Michigan State University.