Santosh Sivan’s anthology on AIDS

Santosh Sivan, the man behind the visual extravagance of Mani Ratnam’s Raavan/ Raavanan, has recently released an anthology of four short films commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. During the press meet announcing these films, two films directed by Vishal Baradwaj and Santosh were screened.

These films are aimed at creating awareness on AIDS and also have Siddharth, Ayesha Takia, Saroja Devi and Prabhu Deva in prominent roles. The films, which run for 13 minutes each, will also be screened abroad in countries like Canada and the USA and have been dubbed into Tamil as ‘Vazhkai Mukkiyam—Vizhithidu’.

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