19th Stuttgart Indian Film Festival: Mehrunisa, the feature film by Sandeep Kumar, wins the “German Star of India” award | Hindi Movie News

On July 24, Sandeep Kumar’s socio-critical film Mehrunisa, starring late actress Farrukh Jaffar in the lead role, was awarded the “German Star of India” film award in the feature category at the 19th Indian Film Festival. from Stuttgart. “Mehrunisa frankly addresses personal and societal conflicts as deep as its protagonist’s endearing wrinkles, embracing them wholeheartedly with pragmatism and dark humor,” the jury said of the winning film.

In the other categories, the trophy for best short film went to Succulent directed by Amrita Bagchi, with the jury declaring that the film “depicts a society of social distance – evoking both the manifestations of perverse hypercapitalism and the consequences of Corona Pandemic”. The documentary film award went to Writing with Fire by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh. Paka – River of Blood by Nithin Lukose won the “Director’s Vision Award”, which recognizes directors who demonstrate an exceptional political or social commitment with their cinematographic contribution.

Many of the films that screened at the festival were low-budget films made by directors from various parts of the country, which managed to get noticed at various festivals. Among others, Loop Lapeta, Jhund, Shankar’s Fairies, Dug Dug were some films screened at the festival among others.

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