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NYIFF 2021 Winners: Documentary On Gandhi, Actors Siddharth Menon, Akshata Pandavapura Win Top Honours


A
documentary
function
on
Mahatma
Gandhi,
a
documentary
on
the
Sikh
custom
of
‘Seva’ and
a
film
that
explores
the
state
of
thoughts
of
a
married
girl
throughout
the
COVID19
lockdown
are
amongst
the
movies
that
gained
high
honours
at
the
2021
New
York
Indian
Movie
Pageant
(NYIFF).

NYIFF 2021 winners

The
NYIFF
awards
had been
introduced
throughout
a
digital
ceremony
Sunday.
Different
winners
at
the
competition
had been
“Nasir”,
directed
by
Arun
Karthick,
which
gained
the
award
for
finest
movie;
Akshata
Pandavapura
was
named
finest
actress
for
“The place
Is
Pinky?”,
the
finest
actor
award
went
to
Siddharth
Menon
for
“June” and
the
finest
director
award
to
Ajitpal
Singh
for
“Hearth
In
the
Mountains”.

“Ahimsa
Gandhi:
The
Energy
of
the
Powerless”,
directed
by
Ramesh
Sharma,
was
awarded
the
finest
documentary
function.
As
the
world
commemorated
the
150th
delivery
anniversary
of
Gandhi
in
2019,
Sharma
was
impressed
to
revisit
the
iconic
chief’s
life
and
philosophy.
Shot
in
India,
South
Africa,
the
U.S.
and
Europe,
Ahimsa
tracks
the
affect
of
Gandhi’s
non-violence
strategy
on
world
leaders
together with
Martin
Luther
King
Jr.,
late
Congressman
John
Lewis,
former
South
African
President
Nelson
Mandela
and
the
Dalai
Lama.
Worldwide
musicians
U2
and
AR
Rahman
contributed
to
the
title
observe
of
the
documentary.
Rippin
Sindher-directed
“Seva” gained
the
finest
documentary
brief.

It
highlights
the
thought
of
service,
which
is
an
vital
aspect
of
the
Sikh
faith,
and
underscores
it
towards
the
backdrop
of
rising
hate
crimes
towards
folks
of
the
Sikh
neighborhood
in
the
US,
together with
the
2012
Oak
Creek
Gurudwara
mass
capturing.

Acclaimed
actress
Swastika
Mukherjee-starrer
“Tasher
Ghawr”,
directed
by
Sudipto
Roy,
was
honoured
with
the
finest
brief
narrative
award.
The
movie
explores
the
state
of
thoughts
of
a
married
girl,
Sujata,
performed
brilliantly
by
Mukherjee,
throughout
the
coronavirus
lockdown.
“The place
Is
Pinky?”
additionally
acquired
the
award
for
finest
screenplay,
with
script
by
Prithvi
Konanur,
and
the
finest
youngster
actor
award
went
to
Karan
Dave
for
“Habaddi”.

Documentaries On Mahatma Gandhi, Satyajit Ray Among 58 Films To Be Screened At NYIFFDocumentaries
On
Mahatma
Gandhi,
Satyajit
Ray
Amongst
58
Movies
To
Be
Screened
At
NYIFF

The
movie
competition,
introduced
by
the
Indo-American
Arts
Council
(IAAC),
ran
from
June
4

June
13
nearly,
the
second
yr
in
a
row
that
the
oldest
and
prestigious
movie
competition
that
options
cinema
from
India
and
diaspora
has
gone
on-line
due
to
the
pandemic.

IAAC
Chairman
Dr
Nirmal
Mattoo
mentioned
this
yr’s
competition
was
“particular”
as
Congressman
Andrew
Garbarino,
representing
New
York’s
2nd
Congressional
District,
introduced
a
Congressional
certificates
to
the
organisation.
In
a
digital
message,
Garbarino
counseled
the
IAAC
for
its
work
as
a
“valued
useful resource
centre
for
artwork,
artists
and
artwork
organisations
that
are
immersed
in
the
Indian
tradition.”

He
introduced
the
Congressional
certificates
to
the
council
recognising
the
“optimistic
contributions”
made
by
it
“not
solely
to
the
communities
in
the
state
of
New
York,
however
all
throughout
United
States
of
America.”
Talking
at
the
digital
award
ceremony,
NYIFF
Pageant
Director
Aseem
Chhabra
mentioned
whereas
the
finest
manner
to
take pleasure in
movies
was
in
theatres
with
the
viewers,
alongside
with
dwell
interactions,
the
digital
competition
is
subsequent
finest
possibility
in
the
present
instances.
By means of
the
digital
platform,
the
NYIFF
has
been
in a position
to
attain
to
a
a lot
bigger
viewers
in
the
US
as
effectively
as
in
a number of
different
nations
together with
India,
Chhabra
mentioned.

“We
have
shared
with
you
the
finest
of
Indian
cinema”
in
15
languages,
together with
Hindi,
Urdu,
Malayalam,
Tamil,
Telugu,
Marathi,
Assamese
and
Bengali,
the
competition
director
added.

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Trailer:
Satyajit
Ray’s
Timeless
Tales
Introduced
To
Life
By
Manoj
Bajpayee,
Kay
Kay
Menon,
&
Others

IAAC
vice
chairman
Rakesh
Kaul
mentioned
that
as
the
IAAC
embarked
on
NYIFF
2021,
its
board
wished
to
set
an
“audacious
objective”
for
the
subsequent
20
years
that
will
amply
symbolise
the
creativity,
braveness
and
consciousness
that
“our
cinematic
storytellers
carry
to
the
world.”
Conserving
this
in
thoughts,
the
NYIFF
unveiled
a
new
award
trophy
designed
by
IAAC
board
member
and
sculptor
Raj
Shahani.

IAAC
government
director
Suman
Gollamudi
mentioned
final
yr
the
movie
competition
had
to
be
reimagined
in
a
digital
format
and
it
concerned
pivoting
to
an
on-line
platform.
“We
emerged
stronger
with
a
bigger
footprint
as
world
audiences
engaged
with
the
movies,”
Gollamudi
added.

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