Rajinikanth, who is less a force of nature and more an entire weather system, returns to the screen this week in and as Kabali, a Malaysia-based mafia don. Directed by Pa Ranjith, the film co-stars Radhika Apte and Dhansika
"Shanghai is the first place the film is being screened at Asia outside of India, and I was really keen to see how people from china and different parts of Asia react to the film. The jury was from China, Japan and Korea and they unanimously loved this film. The response from the Chinese audience has been overwhelming as well," said Raam Reddy in a statement.
Raam Reddy, who is excited about the nomination, said in a statement: "Thithi continues to surprise me with its traction in different countries and cultures and I am very excited to see how a Chinese audience respond to the film."
Thithi, which refers to a traditional death ceremony, won the National Award for Best Kannada Film this year. Directed by Raam Reddy, it stars a mostly unknown cast
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap organised a special screening on National Award-winning Kannada film Thithi in Mumbai on May 29. Anurag described the movie as "funny and surprising" while Kangana Ranaut, who also attended the screening, said: "I think I shouldn't be missing it."