Direction : Leena Manimekalai
Sengadal (English: The Dead Sea) is a 2011 Indian Tamil independent film written and directed by Leena Manimekalai, who makes her directing debut and stars in the film. Produced by Janaki Sivakumar, the film features cinematography by M. J. Radhakrishnan and editing by Sreekar Prasad. The film was initially banned by Regional Censor Board and then after several months of legal struggle with the Appellate Tribunal Authorities at New Delhi, CBFC had cleared the film without any cuts but with an Adult certification by July 2011.
Leena Manimekalai’s Sengadal is the only Tamil film to be screened at the 42nd International Film Festival of India. Sengadal has also won the NAWFF award at Tokyo for the Best Asian Film.