Trees Under The Sun / Veyilmarangal

Trees Under The Sun / Veyilmarangal

Dir: Dr.Bijukumar Damodaran / India / 108 minutes / Malayalam / 2019


Dalit family lives in an island in Kerala lost their house in the flood and set for Himachal Pradesh to work as guards for an apple orchard in the middle of the Mountains. The film shows the life of people struggling hard with nature and seasons. The film also showing how the socially backward community in India facing caste discrimination in their daily life


  • Shanghai Film Festival/ Golden Goblet Competition/ Outstanding Artistic Achievement
  • Singapore South Asian Film Festival/ International Competition/ Best Actor Award
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards/ Competition
  • JOGJA NETPAC Asian Film Festival/ Asian Perspective
  • Kolkata International Film Festival/ Indian competition

Director biography and filmography:

Dr.Biju (Bijukumar Damodaran) is a three-time India’s national award-winning filmmaker. He is considered one of the most important contemporary voices in Indian cinema. He is one of the rare filmmakers in India who is always raising his voice openly for social justice, Gender equality, Environmental problems and about marginalized people issues. His first film “Saira” screened in Cannes film festival in 2007 under “Cinema of the world “section. Biju’s Nine films (Saira, Raman, The way home, Color of sky, Names Unknown, Birds with Large Wings, When the woods bloom, Sound of Silence and Painting Life) have fetched five India’s national film awards, four Indian panorama selections, , 30 International Film Awards and many festival selections across the world including Cannes, Montreal, Shanghai, Telluride, Cairo, Iran (Fajr), Eurasia Almaty, Jeonju, Tallinn, Oporto, Dhaka, IFFK and IFFI. His new film “Trees under the sun” premiered at Shanghai International film festival 2019 and won Outstanding Artistic Achievement award. This is the first time an Indian film won any award at Shanghai festival from its inception. He has been invited as a member of the jury in many well-known film festivals across the world.


Producer – Baby Mathew
Scriptwriter – Dr.Bijukumar Damodaran
Cinematographer – Radhakrishnan M.J
Editor – Davis Manuel
Music – Biji Bal
Sound Designer – Pramod Thomas
Art Director – Jyothish Sankar


Indrans Sarita Kukku, Govardhan B.K, Prakash Bare, Krishnan Balakrishnan, Ashok Kumar, Melwyn Williams