Thieves Return National Award Medal To Tamil Filmmaker With Apology Note

In a bizarre incident, a group of robbers returned the National Award medals that they had stolen from Tamil director Manikandan’s Madurai residence, and they also sent him an apology note. The theft took place at Manikandan’s Usilampatti residence in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, a few days ago.

Manikandan resides with his family members in Chennai, while his pet dog stays at his Usilampatti house, where the dog is fed by the filmmaker’s friends.

Recently, when the friends visited the house to feed the dog, they realised that the doors of the house had been tampered with. They then noticed that several valuables were stolen from the house.

While the cops were investigating the matter, they found a polythene bag hanging from the compound wall of the house, with Manikandan’s National Award medal and an apology note inside it. “Sir, please forgive us, we are returning your hardwork’s pay,” the note read.

Meanwhile, the cash and jewellery are still missing and the cops are on a hunt for the robbers.

Manikandan marked his directorial debut with Kaaka Muttai, which received the National Award for Best Children’s Film. His last film, Kadaisi Vivasayi also won the National Award for the Best Feature Film.

At present, he is working with Vijay Sethupathi for his next OTT project. Details of the project have been kept under the wraps as of yet.

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This story was originally published on the Free Press Journal.

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