After conquering Asia’s Biggest and most prestigious Film Festival – Busan (Audience Choice- Best Film) and 47th Chicago International Film Festival within a month, DEKH INDIAN CIRCUS now wins at India’s Biggest International Childrens’ (17TH) Film Festival that concluded at Hyderabad.
Busan had thousands of people as the audience, in the age group of 16-40 years who voted the Film as the Best and made it win the award from 3000 films worldwide and amongst 380 films screened, including the Best from Indian releases this year – Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s GUZARISH and Amole Gupte’s STANLEY KA DABBA.
In 16 years of the History of Busan this is the first Indian film to win this acclaimed and prestigious award. The film has already received rave reviews from International Critics and reporters from Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Screen International.
Director Mangesh Hadawale (National Award winning film TINGYA fame) says, “Busan had an older audience, as compared to the young children in Hyderabad, but after receiving tremendous response from both segments, we are convinced that this film will be well-received commercially and win hearts of all age-groups. 1,75,000 kids attended the festival overall as the audience and the kind of response we received from the children and the members of the trade fraternity, is heartwarming.”
One of the producers of DEKH INDIAN CIRCUS, actor Vivek Oberoi says, “I am so proud to associate with the film which is making India and all of us proud.”
Industry Biggies like Vishal Bhardwaj, Shaad Ali, Shyam Benegal and Nandita Das were a part of the Festival, along with high profile delegates from the International Film Industry.
One of the Producers Mahaveer Jain says, “We are pleasantly surprised with the victory at the Children Festival, as we thought this film will appeal more to the youth and elderly audience. Being appreciated by both gives us a great high. Films like ‘Taare Zameen Par’, ‘Mother India’, ‘Life is Beautiful’ and ‘Children of Heaven’ have created a genre which is well-acclaimed and our film is an addition to the same category.”