Santosh Sivan’s ‘Urumi’ wins top honours at Madrid film fest

Deepti Naval won best actress for Memories in March and Salim Kumar won best actor for Adaminte Makan Abu

Malayalam film Urumi won the best film award at the Imagineindia International Film Festival held in Madrid, while Santosh Sivan won the best director trophy for the same movie. “Urumi and Santosh Sivan keep making us proud, yayyy,” an ecstatic Genelia D’Souza, who has acted in the film along with Pritnviraj, tweeted.

Urumi was dubbed and released in Telugu and English and it is due for a release in Tamil. The festival also saw Deepti Naval garnering the best actress award for Memories in March, while Salim Kumar won best actor for Adaminte Makan Abu, according to the festival’s official website.

Music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy walked away with the trophy for best music for Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

About 70 films were screened in 12 sections at the festival. The films in the competitive section included Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Urumi, Memories in MarchAchalAdaminte Makan Abu and Traffic.

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