Chennai: The doctor- turned -filmmaker, Lakshmi Devy, has won the prestigious Gold Remy award for direction at the 54th World Houston International Film festival for her movie -- "When the Music Changes."
"This has been a great honour for a filmmaker like me and I am proud to represent my Indian roots in this manner." Said Dr Lakshmi Devy in an interview to IANS.
Lakshmi Devy's production house in New York FiDi talkies has produced the movie. Hollywood actor and director, John Turturro is the executive producer for this project.
The film, which is scripted, directed and produced by her, has her playing the role of the protagonist. The movie is based on the rape and sexual abuse and discusses "honour for women" in Indian context.
"The movie speaks on the rape in India and that it is not the woman who is raped loses the honour, instead it is the man who loses it because of the dastardly act." She said.
Hailing From Kerala, Lakshmi Devy was the screenwriter for the national award winning actor Bobby Sinha, Mirchi Shiva movie "Masala Padam", which is the story of how tough it is to make a hot movie. The film has won major accolades across Tamil Nadu. Lakshmi also played the role of a protagonist in the movie.