This distinguished yearly homage to the modern gentleman’s lifestyle and enthusiasm features a group of innovative individuals who are motivated by their blazing passion and ever-growing spirit of achievement.
According to Augustman, the men who were chosen are always pushing the boundaries and making a difference in their particular disciplines of sustainability, art, cinema and music, activism, athletics, intelligence, style, entrepreneurship, and invention.
Here are three of our Indian gentlemen who have been recognized for Augustman’s Men Of The Year 2021;
Thanesh & Viknesh Perrabu (Film)
The Perrabu brothers developed a unique and immensely engaging blend of fantasy and horror with their latest film, Paramapatham, which pays tribute to Indian folklore.
Paramapatham depicts the storey of Aroon, an archaeologist, and his three companions, whose lives are permanently transformed after they come upon an antique board game with the word “Paramapatham” carved on it while on a journey.
The Perrabu brothers’ filmmaking odyssey has sent tremors across the film appreciation world, winning prizes such as Best Cinematography at the Norwegian Film Festival, Best Feature at the Tagore Film Festival, and Best Producer at the Coimbatore Film Festival, among others. (Congratulations!)
Tharma Pillai (Activist)
Tharma Pillai was a student in the United States in 2016 and he saw an unusual trend in politics where young people were determined to have their opinions heard.
Tharma, who co-founded Undi18 with Qyira Yusri, had previously seen the effect of activism via his family, his aunt, Dr Selva Vathany Pillai, had exposed the mismanagement of an indigenous community hospital.
Undi18 won a court battle in September when the Kuching High Court ordered the Malaysian government and the Election Commission (EC) to implement Undi18 by December 31, 2021, lowering the voting age to 18 and enabling automated voter registration by the end of the year.
In preparation for the next general elections, which are anticipated to take place next year, an extra 7 million voters will be added to the system, with 1.3 million of them being between the ages of 18 and 20. (How astonishing is that!)
Congratulations and we hope you will continue to inspire other individuals and youngsters!