Congratulations to film makers Anusha Nandakumar and Ramesh More, whose work is featured in our Filmi Chashma Film Festival package, for their recent Rajat Kamal awards! They won these prizes at the recent 58th National Film Awards for the best of Indian cinema released during the year 2010.
Zainab, Bushra and Sughra, three sisters training as boxers, warm up before practice in a scene from documentary Boxing Ladies adjudged the best exploration / adventure film in non-feature film section.
Jury citation: A sensitive portrayal of young aspiring talents in a country where sports as passion or profession comes up against heavy social odds and family biases. The jury applauds the film for the restrained and elevating treatment of a crucial subject underlining the silent dignity of the characters involved.
Anusha Nandakumar director of Boxing Ladies
Ramesh More director of Champions at Filmi Chashma screening in Mumbai
Ramesh More's Champions, was adjudged as best feature film on social issues.
Jury citation: In a world of deprivation, the thirst for an education surpasses the hunger for food amongst two young brothers fending for each other and their mother.