NFDC’s Punjabi movie was honoured with the Golden Peacock at the 43rd International Film Festival of India
The National Film Development Corporation movie (NFDC), adapted from a novel by Gurdial Singh and directed by Gurvinder Singh, was one of the 15 films in the international competition section vying for a cash prize of Rs 4 million.
The Silver Peacock award for best director went to Kyu-hwan Jeon for South Korean film The Weight. Anjali Patil won the best actress Silver Peacock for her role in Tamil-Sinhalese film With You Without You while Marcin Dorocinski was named the best actor for Polish film Rose.
A special jury Silver Peacock award was given to Lucy Mulloy for Spanish film Una Noche.
Filmmaker Mira Nair was given a special peacock and a Centenary Film Award for her new Hollywood movie, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was the 11-day festival’s closing film.
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