Radhakrishnan Parthiban is a New Wave film maker from India. The three-time winner of the prestigious Indian National Film Awards, has acted in over 72 films, directed 15 and produced 12. Parthiban’s films have culturally rooted themes with an evident flair for the language Tamil evident from his dialogue conception.
He is known for having directed critically acclaimed films like Puthiya Paadhai (Road not taken) and Housefull (Houseful) that won the Indian National Film Awards for Best Regional Film in 1989 and 1999 respectively. One of his recent works, Oththa Seruppu Size 7 (Single Slipper Size 7), was widely received as the world’s first single actor film that was also written, directed and produced by the actor himself; a complete one-man show.
Oththa Seruppu was bestowed with the prestigious Special Jury Award at the Indian National Film Awards in 2019. Its other accolades include Official Selection: Indian Film Festival, Melbourne (2020), Best Feature Film & Best Feature Film Director: Toronto Tamil Film Festival (2020), amongst others.
An experimental gem from Radhakrishnan Parthiban, Shadow of the Night’s script has been brewing for the past 10 years.
It has been declared the World’s First Non-Linear Single Shot Film by the ‘India Book of Records’ and the ‘Asia Book of Records’.