• Liju Thomas receives award from Mohanlal and Saji SurendranLiju Thomas/Facebook
  • Remaniyechiyude NamathilLiju Thomas/Facebook
  • The shooting of "Remaniyechiyude Namathil"Liju Thomas/Facebook

"Remaniyechiyude Namathil" (In the name of Remaniyechi), in a nutshell, is a crisp, thrilling short film that has the power to leave the audience in a state of shock.

Directed by Liju Thomas and shot in Vadakkanchery, "Remaniyechiyude Namathil" has gone viral on social media and has been receiving positive responses from many celebs and fans.

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Claps!!! Brilliant stuff. :)  Kudos to the entire team, especially the Cinematographer. :)

The film, which stars Arun Kumar, Babu and a cobra in lead roles, has been described as a 'must- watch' by many critics.

It tells the story of a man who falls into a well, inside which there is a cobra. The dangerous plight of the man and how he survives the ordeal is the plot of the hit film.

"Remaniyechiyude Namathil" has been receiving accolades for its fresh script and Shafi's cinematography, as well as the courage of the lead actor, who dared to act with an original snake.

The video, uploaded on YouTube on 30 June, has been watched more than 1 lakh times within 2 days of its release. However, the video was removed due to some technical issues and is uploaded again on 3 July.

Watch the video below:

The 10-minute film has also been honoured with many awards, including FEFKA Art Directors' Union's 'Short Film Fest 2015' and Kappa TV's 'Shoot An Idea Contest - Season 2', among others.

After the short film went viral on social media, in a recent interview with a leading daily, the director said that it was an original cobra and lauded the performance of the lead actor Arun, who is a teacher by profession. 

Liju Thomas has earlier worked as an assistant director to VK Prakash, Joy Mathew and Aneesh Anwar.

Check out other honours and awards won by the cast and crew of "Remaniyechiyude Namathil" below:

Best Film and Best Editor – Fastellen Short Film Festival 2014, Bangalore

Best Director – Contact Short Film Festival 2014, Trivandrum

Best Director - State Short Film Festival 2015, Alappuzha

Best Sound Design – Don Bosco International Film Festival 2014, Cochin

Best Film and Best Director – Madikai Karshaka Kalavedi Short Film Festival 2014, Neeleswaram

Best Director, Best Actor and Best Editor – Kochi International Short Film Festival of India 2015, Cochin

Best Actor – IFLF Short Film Festival 2015, Trivandrum

Best Script – Message Tele Fest 2015, Cherthala

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