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A Yellow Bird is a 2016 drama film directed and co-written by K. Rajagopal and starring Sivakumar Palakrishnan, Huang Lu, and Seema Biswas. The film is a Singapore-France co-production. It was screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]

A Yellow Bird
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Directed byK. Rajagopal
Produced byFran Borgia
Jeremy Chua
Claire Lajoumard
Written byK. Rajagopal
Jeremy Chua
StarringSivakumar Palakrishnan
Huang Lu
Seema Biswas
CinematographyMichael Zaw
Edited byFran Borgia
Akanga Film Asia
Acrobates Films
Release date
  • 18 May 2016 (2016-05-18) (Cannes)
  • 8 December 2016 (2016-12-08) (Singapore)
Running time
112 minutes



Siva (Sivakumar Palakrishnan) a Singaporean-Indian man is released after in prison for contraband smuggling. Unable to find forgiveness from his mother, he begins a quest to locate his ex-wife and daughter. Just as he finds solace and hope in the company of an illegal Chinese prostitute (Huang Lu), he is confronted with an unbearable truth about his family. How far he will go in order to redeem himself from guilt?[3]


  • Sivakumar Palakrishnan as Siva
  • Huang Lu
  • Seema Biswas as Siva's mother
  • Udaya Soundari
  • Nithiyia Rao
  • Indra Chandran


  1. ^ "A Yellow Bird". Semaine de la Critique. Archived from the original on 2016-05-27. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  2. ^ "Cannes debut for Singapore director K. Rajagopal's first feature A Yellow Bird". The Straits Times.
  3. ^ A Yellow Bird, retrieved 2019-01-14

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