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Jallikattu explores the reducing difference between man and animal: Lijo Jose Pellissery

Lijo Jose Pellissery s latest directorial effort Jallikattu is a timely reminder that the thin line which separates humans from animals is shrinking, something that the filmmaker believes should concern everyone. The film, follow-up to Lijo s critically-acclaimed features Angamaly Diaries and Ee.Ma.Yau , was screened here at the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) on Friday and received a thunderous response from the audiences. Jallikattu , which derives its name from the popular-yet-controversial bull-taming event from the South, is about a tribe of men coming together to stop a bull that has run amok in their village. It gives a glimpse into man s primal desire for violence and how at his worst point, he is no different from the animal. Lijo s spectacular directing effort is ably supported by Girish Gangadharan s cinematography and Renganaath Ravee s wild sound design work. After the film s screening, Lijo revealed that he had already decided to make the film before

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